Suryakumar Yadav has been performing exceptionally well for Team India, in the shortest format of cricket. His blistering innings of 50* runs in 33 balls, on a tricky pitch, helped Indian team to chase down the small total against proteas in the opening encounter of the three-match T20I series. Right-handed batter climbed to no.2 position in the ICC ranking, surpassing the skipper of Pakistan, Babar Aazam. He played some explosive knocks in the last series against Australia as well, and in the series decider, he smashed 69 runs in just 36 balls which helped Indian team in winning the T20I series. Seeing how he will play in Aussie soil in the forthcoming mega event is fascinating.
Although Suryakumar is at the peak of his career, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra pointed out the big concern on the star Indian batter. He said Sky is playing with an ultra- attacking approach, and his batting is a “double-edged sword”.
According to Nehra, “Suryakumar’s batting approach is a double-edged sword. Irrespective of the scoreboard, he has set a pattern for himself. Such an approach works when the wicket is flat.”
“But today, on a testing surface, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli dismissed early, Suryakumar could have also departed early with the approach,” he added.
However, in the opening match against South Africa. While chasing the modest total, Indian opener batter and skipper Rohit Sharma departed early, as he was caught behind the wicket. After him, Virat Kohli was dismissed early on the out-swinging ball of Nortje just at 3 runs. On the pitch where prolific players were struggling to play, Suryakumar came at no.4 and played a terrific knock of 50 runs with a marvelous strike rate of 151.32.
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