ICC T20 World Cup 2022: “He Will Definitely Be In The XI” – Ashish Nehra Feels Suryakumar Yadav Has Cemented His Place In WC Team

Former India National Cricket Team fast bowler and current head coach of Gujarat Titans in the IPL, Ashish Nehra, believes that the star middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has solidified his place in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 team.

The 31-year-old, who plays for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has emerged as one of the best batters for India in the shortest international format of the game. Suryakumar has so far played 25 T20Is and has scored 758 runs at an average of 39.9 and a strike rate of 177.5. Also, he has smashed one century and six half-centuries in T20Is.

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Meanwhile, Nehra asserted that Suryakumar has performed well for India whenever he got an opportunity. Former India pacer also said that the 31-year-old will continue to remain a crucial member for India in the T20I format.

“No matter whichever position you play Suryakumar Yadav, he will remain crucial for India. He has done well wherever he has batted and has the ability to bat through any situation, having shown the same for Mumbai Indians as well as for India,” said Nehra on the ICC review.

Suryakumar may not be blessed with the power-hitting ability of Pant & Hardik Pandya. But… – Ashish Nehra

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Nehra further said that Suryakumar doesn’t have the power-hitting abilities like Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, but he has his own method to succeed.

“He may not be blessed with the power-hitting ability of Pant and Hardik Pandya. But he still plays with the field and hits it all around the park. Suryakumar has performed incredibly well and he will definitely be in the XI, let alone in the 15,” he said.

Nehra also opined that the presence of Suryakumar in the playing XI gives Team India a lot of flexibility.

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“This gives you flexibility because if you play Rishabh Pant, then you can adjust him and Yadav in the No.4 or No.5 position according to the situation. I feel that your 15 for the T20 World Cup is a roundabout set and need not be tinkered with,” said Nehra.

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