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Old April 16, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Let's play a game, we'll call it fact check. We'll also try to put things in perspective here. Umesh Yadav is clearly India's best pacer at the moment. His career avg's in tests and ODIs are 36 and 33, respectively. He had an exceptionally good test series against the Aussies and avg'ed 23. In the same test series top Aussie pacers Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood all avg'ed slightly over 30.

Now let's disregard Fizz's overall figures and only focus on his post injury stats. Against NZ and SL his combined avg's are 27 (Test), 26 (ODI) and 19 (T20) with T20 econ rate being 6.85.
Originally Posted by Eclipse
But here we just have to accept the fact that fizz isn't the caliber of bowler we initially have thought him to be. He's just a poor man's Bravo, nothing else.
On the contrary, even if he's not the best thing to happen to pace bowling since Wasim Akram, here are some points to consider:
1) He just returned from a major injury rehab and hasn't regained full confidence or pace, yet he has already demonstrated ability to totally change the tide of the game at least twice, in a test and T20 against SL
2) NZ and SL were his first real overseas tours. He's only played T20's in India before. He got the taste of playing tests and ODI's in hostile, overseas conditions for the first time. This experience will only help him get better away from home in the future.
3) In his whole career, he'll play about half the matches at home, where we have yet to see if he's lost any touch at all.
4) He's only 21 and nowhere close to realizing his full potential
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