Nasser Hussain discusses how his attempt to identify Suryakumar Yadav’s vulnerability failed.-‘And WhatsApp just dried up’. Prior to the second semifinal between India and England, Nasser Hussain explained how his plan to identify the flaw in the in-form Suryakumar Yadav failed.
Prior to Thursday, November 9’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 second semifinal between India and England at Adelaide Oval, Nasser Hussain stated how he made every effort to identify the flaw in in-form batter Suryakumar Yadav.
Speaking on the intriguing tactic, Hussain revealed that he sent a WhatsApp message to those responsible for game planning to learn more about the Mumbai cricketer’s weak points. He was surprised to only be able to obtain 15 of Yadav’s hitting skills.
‘Come on, send me the strengths and weaknesses of Suryakumar Yadav’ – Hussain
“It was funny. I sent the CricViz guys a request. They were doing some prep for the game. I said ‘Come on, send me the strengths and weaknesses of Suryakumar Yadav. And on the WhatsApp group I got some 15 strengths – plays pace bowling well, spin well, hits through the square, scoops it more than any cricketer in the history of the game,”Hussain said.
“Maybe, someone like a Mahela Jayawardene is the only one who has scored more runs behind square than him. His strike-rate all around. And then I said, ‘Ok, weaknesses? And the WhatsApp just dried up. The only one they had was slow left-arm spin. And England don’t have one. Dawson is in the reserve and I can’t see them calling him up. He was hobbling”,He added.
Considering how well Suryakumar Yadav is playing right now, the English bowlers must devise cunning plans to remove the danger man early and apply pressure on India. In five Super 12 games, Yadav has three half-centuries to his credit and two victories for Player of the Match. The current number one T20I hitter has accumulated 225 runs at an exceptional strike rate of 193.96 to rank second on India’s all-time run list behind batting superstar Virat Kohli.