Suryakumar Yadav opens up on his sluggish form
By SMCS - Jun 19, 2024 3:00 pm
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The talented T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav shared about adjusting to the different conditions from New York to the one that will be on offer in West Indies as well. Suryakumar added that as a top-ranked batter, he should be able to adapt to the change in conditions as well. The veteran also admitted that the New York pitches were ‘spicy’. Team India’s Super 8s journey will begin on June 20 as they face Afghanistan in the Group 1 clash at the Kensington Oval in Barbados as well.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Yashasvi Jaiswal


“If have you been number one for two years, you should be able to bat in different conditions and change the game as per the needs of the team. That displays good batsmanship and that is what I try,” Suryakumar told the media in the pre-match press conference. “It’s difficult to generate that force when there’s no pace on the wicket and when someone has read your game nicely. So, at that time, you have to be very smart how you want to extend your innings. You have to change according to the situation, what the team demands at that moment and talk to your partner who is inside, calm your nerves down and then take the innings ahead.”

“I was happy playing there as well (laughs). It’s not that we weren’t happy playing there, but we were playing for the first time, so yes, the conditions were different and a little challenging as well. But we have played here (in West Indies), we know the conditions. The practice pitches, yeah, they were a little spicy in New York. It was fresh,” Suryakumar Yadav further added.

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Suryakumar Yadav scores another century

Suryakumar Yadav had guided his team to a close win against the USA with an unbeaten 50 runs which came from 49 balls. The middle-order batter also added that he would look to use his strong shots if the pitches were spin-friendly as well.

“That has always been my strong point (sweeps and reverse sweeps). I mean, if the wicket is slow, the spinner is bowling, or if the wicket is good. That has always been my game. I’ve tried to play the same way what I do in the practice sessions. And I mean, yeah, everyone has a different game plan. Looking at the wickets against the spinners, all have different mindsets. But yeah, when they come together and bring the skill set, I think it’ll be good. And it’s nice,” Suryakumar Yadav concluded.