Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram has opined that Suryakuamr Yadav plays fast and spin bowling both very well and he will be one of the most dangerous players in the upcoming Asia Cup for all teams. However, India will take on Pakistan in their Asia Cup opening fixture on August 28 and India would be looking forward to starting their campaign with a win whereas Pakistan would like to repeat their performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup match as well.
India have adopted an aggressive approach while batting recently and Suryakumar Yadav has been playing a pivotal role in applying this strategy. He has played some of the finest knocks in recent times and displayed his skill to play shots to all areas of the ground too. And, Waseem Akram has praised Suryakumar saying that he will be a dangerous player for the opposition in Asia Cup as he has the ability to play pace and spin bowling very well.
“Of course, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli are there, but one of my favourite players these days, in this shorter format is Suryakumar Yadav. He has been phenomenal. I saw him the first year when he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders and he played a couple of games batting at No. 7 and 8. And a couple of shots he played – the one that he picks from the middle of his bat towards fine leg – that’s an unusual and difficult shot to master,” Wasim Akram said in a press conference organised by Star Sports.
“Since he made into the Indian squad. he has been a treat to watch. He is a very dangerous player against spin and fast bowling. Once he sets in, he is a 360 degree player. In my opinion, he will be one of the dangerous players not just against Pakistan, but for all the teams,” he concluded.
Suryakumar Yadav has scored 672 T20I runs at an average of 37.33 including five fifties and one hundred. Asia Cup will start on August 27 in UAE.