Famend because the top-ranked T20 batter globally and a pivotal determine for the Mumbai Indians within the IPL, Suryakumar has encountered difficulties in anchoring India’s ODI innings main as much as the World Cup.
His battle to notch a single half-century throughout 20 matches between February 2022 and August 2023 highlighted the complexities of the transition.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma lately shared that Suryakumar was actively in search of steering from gamers who’ve thrived within the format. Suryakumar himself has now offered further insights into this endeavor.
“The steadiness is essential on this format, and for that cause, I’m doing plenty of follow and in addition having conversations concerning this with Rahul (Dravid) sir, Rohit bhai, and Virat (Kohli) bhai. Hopefully, with this match going ahead, I’ll crack the code,” he mentioned.
In his current project within the Caribbean, Suryakumar was relegated to the No. 6 place.
With Shreyas Iyer, the popular No. 4 selection, making a comeback for the Asia Cup, Suryakumar may probably be sure to this new position. Whereas included within the 18-member Asia Cup squad and seemingly in competition for the World Cup crew, he recognises the crucial have to reverse his fortunes and excel.
“I really feel the position which might be given to me, I’ll attempt to preserve that position, and if it is a modified position I’ll try to try this. However yeah, that is one format which I am actually trying ahead to doing nicely in,” Suryakumar was quoted as saying by Star Sports activities.
“Everyone seems to be saying that ‘T20 goes good for me, each are white ball cricket however why I’m not in a position to crack the code within the 50-over format’. However, I’m doing my follow as a result of based on me, this format is essentially the most difficult one,” he mentioned.
Suryakumar elaborates his outlook for ODI cricket as a mixture of all three codecs, admitting that steadiness is essential within the 50-overs recreation.
“The explanation behind it’s because right here it’s important to play like the opposite three codecs. First by setting down with calmness and composure, then rotating the strike nicely, adopted by eventually the T20 gameplay,” he mentioned.
“I’m simply attempting to maintain my intent and strategy the identical a minimum of as a result of it is essential to stay to your strategy if you end up enjoying this sport. However I’m attempting to play with the state of affairs,” the 32-year-old mentioned.
For somebody who waltzes in instantly upon the autumn of a wicket, Suryakumar mentioned he at all times stays in his “prime gear”.
“I at all times stay in prime gear. I at all times really feel excited when I’m within the dugout as a result of I eagerly await the time when I’ll go to bat. Additionally, if I get dismissed on the primary ball, nonetheless I’ve no downside as a result of my preparation and pleasure contained in the dugout stay the identical,” he mentioned.
“My coronary heart price turns into excessive when a wicket falls each time, thus I at all times run into the crease as a result of I really feel good when my coronary heart price is excessive,” he mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)