Suryakumar Yadav has not been a regular member of India’s ODI set-up despite his impressive success in T20 last year. Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra believes that if Surya continues to perform well at his level, he will surely find a place in the playing XI for the country across all formats.
The 32-year-old got a chance to play in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the series due to a back injury. The right-handed batsman failed to seize the opportunity and scored 45 runs in two innings, with a best score of 31.
Let’s hope he shows this form across formats – Ashish Nehra
In a video posted by the ICC, Ashish Nehra said that Suryakumar Yadav has the ability to perform well in all formats of international cricket.
“Let’s hope he shows this form in all formats because he definitely has the potential. He has played a few ODIs, but the level at which he can continue to perform, will naturally make his place in the playing XI. So if players are pushed to their limits with performances like this, either they have to raise the bar or Suryakumar always has to make it there. said Nehra.
The Mumbai batsman has represented India in 20 matches in the 50-over format, scoring just 433 runs at a dismal average of 28.87, including two half-centuries with a best score of 64.
This is a great achievement for any player – Ashish Nehra
Nehra praised Suryakumar for his consistency with an outstanding strike rate, saying he has left many big hitters behind in highly competitive T20 cricket.
“It’s not surprising at all. It is a surya (sun) that has shone consistently if you talk about the last two years. Hopefully, he can continue that because the kind of consistency he has shown at such a high strike rate is exciting. His confidence is at an all-time high and that is a great achievement for any player because of how competitive T20 cricket is and yet Suryakumar has outplayed many big hitters in the game. she added.
SKY named ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year for 2022 He had a great year in the shorter format and scored 1164 runs in 31 T20Is at a best average of 46.56 with an outstanding strike rate of 187.43.
Suryakumar Yadav will next be seen in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, where the first T20I will be played. JSCA International Stadium ComplexRanchi, Friday, January 27.