Suryakumar Yadav played a knock of 111 against New Zealand on Sunday© AFP
Suryakumar Yadav Batting in a different league of his own. This player scored the second T20 century of the calendar year on Sunday. The batting master’s brilliant knock of 111 not out off 51 balls at Bay Oval helped Mount Maunganui beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series. Suryakumar scored 1395 runs in 41 T20 matches. Although he averages 45.00, his strike rate in the format is above 180.
Not only in the shorter format, Suryakumar’s ODI career is also going well. He scored 340 runs in 13 matches at an average of 34.00 in the format.
While the white-ball career has been stellar for the late bloomer so far, red-ball cricket at the highest level is yet to see the performances of Suryakumar Yadav.
When asked about his possible Test debut in the near future, Suryakumar said that it is coming very soon.
“A raha hai, a raha hai, o time ve a raha hai. Matlab when humlog to start cricket hai to red ball se high start hai or apne Mumbai team ke lie vi main first-class cricket khel hun, thek thok, to Acha kasa idea hai mujhe oo vi format ka. [It’s coming soon (Test cap). Whenever we start playing cricket, we begin with the red ball only. I have played decently for Mumbai in First-Class cricket so I have a good idea about the format. I enjoy playing with the red ball and hopefully, my Test debut will also come soon]Suryakumar Yadav said in a press conference after India’s win against New Zealand.
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Suryakumar played 77 first-class games, scoring 5326 runs at an average of just over 44. He has scored 26 fifties as well as 14 centuries in the format. For the record, his highest score is 200.
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