CricketNews

‘Don’t ruin a cricketer like Suryakumar Yadav, I beg you’-K Srikkanth wants the Indian team to stop experimenting with Suryakumar Yadav at the opening spot

WI vs IND 2022: K Srikkanth, a former Indian opener who won the World Cup, was perplexed when he saw India pick Suryakumar Yadav as their opening batsman in the Twenty20 International series against the West Indies.

Advertisement

After scoring an unbelievable hundred while batting at No. 4 against England, many people believed that the 31-year-old had secured that position for himself in advance of the Twenty20 World Cup. Despite this, the management of the squad decided to throw a curveball at the West Indies by batting Yadav at the top of the order with the team’s captain, Rohit Sharma.

In the first game, the swashbuckling right-hander got off to a good start, but he was only able to score 24 runs.

Advertisement

WI vs IND 2022: What did K Srikkanth say about Suryakumar Yadav?

Srikkanth could not see why the Men in Blue would want to mess with someone who appeared to be content with their position at number four. The following is what he had to say about Yadav while he was speaking on Fancode in the lead-up to the second Twenty20 International between India and West Indies:

“At the No. 4 position, Suryakumar Yadav is an outstanding performer. In the Twenty20 World Cup, he ought to be batting in the fourth spot. Therefore, why do you wish to force him to open for you? You should choose Ishan Kishan instead of Shreyas Iyer if you want someone to open the game for you.”

Srikkanth added: “My point is rather straightforward, and it is this… Don’t ruin a cricketer like Suryakumar Yadav. I beg you, refrain from doing it. I can guarantee you that after a few setbacks, he will have a loss of confidence. The confidence required to play cricket is high.”

Advertisement

Advertisement

In the second Twenty20 International that took place in St. Kitts, Suryakumar Yadav was given the responsibility of opening the batting once again. Before he was out dismissed by Obed McCoy, who ended up being named “Player of the Match,” he was only able to score 11 runs off of six balls.

Yadav had a difficult one-day international series in the Caribbean, during which he scored a total of 30 runs over three innings, even though he hasn’t seemed to be completely out of form recently.

The fact that he has already been unsuccessful in both T20 Internationals is not going to assist his cause. There are less than three months left before this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, and it could be to his advantage to play in the No. 4 spot again so that he can build up some confidence.

Advertisement

What type of role the Men in Blue want Yadav to play in Twenty20 Internationals is something that can only be determined by the passage of time. The right-hander, on the other hand, would be anxious to get back among the runs in the third Twenty20 International that will be played against the West Indies on August 2.

Related Articles

Back to top button