Suryakumar Yadav has been ruled out of IPL 2022 because of an injury. The right-handed batter was in good form while playing for the Mumbai Indians team in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. He was one of the few bright spots of the team in their forgettable season.
However, ahead of their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians informed the fans that Suryakumar will no longer be a part of the squad. Reacting to the news, the batter wrote on Twitter:
“With all your wishes and support, I will be back in no time. To my Mumbai Indians family, I will be cheering for you from the other side, this time. Let’s finish the tournament on a high note and display our true character on the field.”
As per reports, Yadav will be out of action for four weeks. So he might miss the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. In this listicle now, we will look at the three players who could replace him in the middle-order of the Indian team for the South Africa T20Is.
1. Deepak Hooda can replace Suryakumar Yadav
Deepak Hooda has done well for the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022. He is one of the top run-getters in the competition with 347 runs in 12 innings. Hooda can also give an additional bowling option to the team.
2. Hardik Pandya can replace Suryakumar Yadav
Hardik Pandya has been a top performer for the Gujarat Titans this season. Pandya has scored heaps of runs, batting at number three and number four. He could take Yadav’s place in the Indian team.
3. Sanju Samson
Captain Rohit Sharma has shown faith in Sanju Samson’s batting skills. The RR captain has scored 321 runs in 11 matches of IPL 2022 so far. Samson could also keep the wickets for the team if Rishabh Pant is rested.