Indian Cricket Team won a tough contest against New Zealand in the 1st ODI at Hyderabad. The Men in Blue got a reality check as not many gave New Zealand gave a chance when the team was reduced to 131-6. Suryakumar Yadav couldn’t convert his start as the right-handed batter scored 31 runs in 26 balls where he smashed 4 fours.
New Zealand would rue the fact that none of their top-order batters smashed a half-century in the steep run chase of 350 runs. The Black Caps would be considering sending Michael Bracewell up the order after his heroics where he almost pulled off a heist as the batter scored 140 runs in 78 balls where he struck 12 fours & 10 sixes.
Wasim Jaffer on Suryakumar Yadav
Wasim Jaffer was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo and was asked about Suryakumar Yadav. “I think he is just used to playing the T20 format. He knows there’s not much time in T20 cricket, but you do have that in 50 overs, so he needs to understand it. He hasn’t played a lot of 50-over cricket, but he will get used to it after a few more games.” said Wasim Jaffer.
Wasim Jaffer on Suryakumar Yadav’s Batting Approach
Wasim Jaffer made some interesting comments on Suryakumar Yadav. “Today, he looked like a million-dollar player. He had a start before a very soft dismissal, but it’s better if he starts his innings close to the 30-over mark. However, it gives him time to play until 35-40 overs and then he can play like he does in T20 cricket.” said Wasim Jaffer.
“So, ideally, if he comes near the 30-over mark, it will suit him and India because that’s how he plays in T20 cricket. Sometimes it can get confusing when players get a lot of overs, but he is a quality player. He played for Mumbai in first-class cricket at number four, so he knows how to build an innings. So, he is not new to the role.” he added.