IND vs NZ 2021: Salman Butt believes Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav needs to display better. And consistency with the bat. Butt pointed out that if he fails to grab his chances. There are a number of other talented players waiting in the wings. Suryakumar started the T20 International series against New Zealand. With a burning half-century as well. In later matches, though, he was expelled for 1 and 0. Despite winning the series 3-0, India’s middle-order continues to be a source of concern.
“When Virat Kohli comes back, the middle-order will look good again. But yes, Suryakumar Yadav must kick on. He has got quite a few chances. He plays very well in one or two innings, then his next 2-3 knocks are off the track and he gets dismissed early. He has to gain momentum because he is very important to India. If he doesn’t grab his chances, India has (Ruturaj) Gaikwad waiting in the wings, who is a special talent and can score quickly. Gaikwad maintains a high strike rate even while playing safe,” Salman Butt said.
Moreover, Suryakumar has scored 244 runs in 11 T20I matches at a strike rate of 155.41 with three half-centuries. Earlier, Uthappa had suggested that Suryakumar could bat at the no.4 or no.5 position. As well as the support Rishabh Pant in finishing the innings. Uthappa opined that Suryakumar’s versatility makes him a big asset to the team.
IND vs NZ 2021, “The guy brings in a sense of versatility. He can move up and down the batting order. Surya gets in there and gets going. The array of shots that he has got makes him a dangerous batter at any position. He can bat at 4-5 so that Pant has got some support to finish games,” Uthappa said.
Lastly, Suryakumar has been a key batter in Mumbai Indians’ success in IPL. It is over the last few seasons. However, he had an average run during the IPL 2021 season. And a scoring 317 runs with only two half-centuries. Also, his inconsistent returns coincided with the franchise’s exit before the playoffs.