Suryakumar, the top-ranked T20I batter, has participated in 26 ODIs however has managed a mean of solely 24.33 with a strike charge of 101.38.His latest ODI performances embody scores of 19, 24, and 35 towards the West Indies.
Moreover, he confronted a difficult part with three consecutive first-ball geese towards Australia at house in March.
Though KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are a part of India’s 17-man squad for the Asia Cup, Suryakumar has been retained within the contingent for the six-team occasion in Sri Lanka.
“Suryakumar is a really sincere cricketer. A few issues, firstly his return to ODIs the place he acquired out thrice on the primary supply he confronted towards Australia.”
“If the identical state of affairs comes up in future the place two or three wickets are down and Suryakumar has to bat, then he ought to deal with his defensive ways as a result of typically within the 50-overs format, defensive ways and preparation most likely are handier for a batsman,” Manjrekar informed Star Sports activities.
He added that Suryakumar additionally ought to deal with sharpening his hitting pictures alongside the bottom.
“And as we witnessed, Virat Kohli is very centered and training taking singles in the course of the camp session. This 50-overs format is a much less thrilling format of cricket for me as a result of 60-70 per cent of runs come by singles, doubles, and triples. It’s not a sport of fours and sixes, the place gamers have to focus and follow round it, and Suryakumar Yadav can handle it.”
“The opposite factor that Suryakumar possesses is in IPL or T20 cricket format he scores runs at a strike charge of 200. His variety of fours is at all times increased than sixes. He’s anyone who likes to hit alongside the bottom. He likes to hit grounded pictures and bounds — fours and sixes however not simply specializing in hitting sixes. Sky has the potential. It’s a matter of confidence and perception that he belongs right here.”
India will open their marketing campaign towards arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2, earlier than taking part in Nepal on September 4. Each of India’s Group A matches might be performed on the Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
The highest two sides from Teams A and B will progress to the Tremendous Fours, the place they’ll play three extra video games on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, which may also host the ultimate on September 17.
(With IANS inputs)