Robin Uthappa feels that Yadav can bat at the No. 4 or No. 5 position. Moreover, to support Pant in finishing the innings. Uthappa claims that Suryakumar’s flexibility is his greatest asset. In the opening T20Is of the three-match series against New Zealand in Jaipur, Suryakumar Yadav batted at No. 3. For his 40-ball 62, Yadav was named Player of the Match. With a five-wicket victory, India moved to 1-0. Regardless of Suryakumar’s accomplishment at one-down. Uthappa believes he can be of greater service to India. Once Virat Kohli returns to the T20I side, at four or five.
“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,” Robin Uthappa said.
At a post-match interaction following India’s win. Over New Zealand in the first T20I. Suryakumar stated that he doesn’t have any preferred position. He is willing to bat anywhere for the team. The right-hander’s half-century saw India chase down. Also, a target of 165 with two balls to spare. Following Suryakumar’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant (17*) guided the team to victory.
Moreover, Daniel Vettori echoed Uthappa’s sentiments on Suryakumar. According to the Kiwi great, he has made his opportunities count and should feature. In the Indian T20I squad on a consistent basis.
“With the kind of performances he has come up with, Suryakumar has set himself aside from the rest of the pack. He could be the guy to bat 4-5 to complement the Top 3. He is confident from the time he goes out to bat and it just suits T20 cricket,” Daniel Vettori said.