The main strength of Umesh lies in the incisive pace and bounce which could be deadly during the Powerplay overs. He has been the most consistent bowler for Royal Challengers Bowlers and has been the potent threat for the batsmen all throughout the season.
He has got 20 wickets with an average of 20.90 and most of his dismissals were in the form of bowled and LBW as he, more often than not, hit the right straps in the 2018 IPL.
He has always been a threat during the death overs, with his variations in bowling which ranges from slow deliveries to crushing reverse-swinging yorkers.
He has been the backbone of Mumbai Indians’ bowling department and as taken 17 wickets this season with an average of 21.43, which included a magical spell of 3-15 against the Kings XI Punjab which led his team to victory.
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