Suryakumar has batted at various positions in India’s T20I squad over the past year, even starting in a few games.be opposed to Pakistan, he was relegated to 5th as southpaw Ravindra Jadeja was promoted before him. He was back in fourth place against Hong Kong.
The 31-year-old’s batting position was the subject of discussion ahead of the 2022 India-Pakistan Asian Cup match in Dubai on Sunday, September 4.to share his thoughts, Kaif told Games:
“Whether it was the wicket that fell on the first ball or the second, or after 10 overs, Suryakumar Yadav should have batted at No. 4. If Pakistan’s fast bowler is bowling well, he shouldn’t Blocked. This should not be a thought process.
“Suryakumar is for the 4. No matter what happens, he shouldn’t be removed from the 4.” I just think captains and coaches should stick to the plan. “
Suryakumar was sacked for 18 goals against Pakistan, cleared by Naseem Shah. He was named Player of the Match for his 26-ball 68* knockout of Hong Kong. He had six fours and sixes in his innings.
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Kaif described Suryakumar as a versatile hitter, noting that he can hit the ball anywhere. However, he reiterated that the Mumbai batsmen must have a permanent place in the squad. He concluded:
“He has the ability to score in the opening. In death, he can hit four sixes in the final innings. He plays really well in turns in midfield. He’s a guy who has to hit a lot of times. No. 4 comes in and plays his role. Suryakumar’s place at No. 4 has to tick.”
Suryakumar has been a key figure in India’s T20I team since his international debut in March 2021. In 25 games, he smashed 758 times with a 39.89 scoring average and 177.51 strike rate.