IND vs ENG 1st T20: Suryakumar Yadav all set to make debut against England in 1st T20

IND vs ENG 1st T20: Suryakumar Yadav all set to make debut against England in 1st T20
IND vs ENG 1st T20: Suryakumar Yadav all set to make debut against England in 1st T20

Ind vs Eng T20 – Suryakumar Yadav all set to make India T20 debut: The hotly debated topic of if Suryakumar Yadav will make his T20 debut on Friday was finally rested after Virat Kohli confirmed that KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma in the first T20 international between India and England.

With Rahul and Sharma taking the top position, and Kohli at No.3 it is certain that both Shreyas Iyer and Yadav will be picked for the Ahmedabad game. While it is still unsure who will bat where, but in all likeability, Iyer will resume his duties at No.4, while SKY will grab the No.5 position

Ind vs Eng T20: How will India’s top order look if Yadav makes it to the XI –1) Rohit Sharma 2) KL Rahul 3) Virat Kohli 4) Shreyas Iyer 5) Suryakumar Yadav

Ind vs Eng T20: How will Suryakumar Yadav’s inclusion solve India’s middle-order batting conundrum?

Yadav has toiled hard in domestic cricket for over a decade. The Indian think tank is looking up to him as a middle-order option, more so as a backup to Iyer at No.4. The selectors will closely watch his development in the five-match series, as he will hold the key to India’s No.4 batting conundrum.

  • Yadav first of all believes in playing in the V a perfect trait of No. 4 batsmen.
  • He can switch gears as per the situation
  • All his runs for Mumbai in IPL as well as domestic cricket has come to a very healthy strike rate again a must for No. 4 batsmen and T20 format.

In IPL 2020, Yadav was the seventh-highest run-getter overall and third-highest for Mumbai Indians. In 16 games, he scored 480 runs at a strike rate of 145.01 at an average of 40 including four fifties. His career strike-rate is even better in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament (140.10).

In comparison, Iyer scored 519 runs but played an extra match. His average was 34.6 and managed to get just three half-centuries.

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Ind vs Eng T20: Virat Kohli hints about Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s inclusion

Kohli said that pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar remains key to their plans for the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in India later this year.

India and England will be locking horns in a five-match T20I series beginning Friday. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is making a comeback into the side after being on the sidelines for more than one year due to injury. The pacer had last played for India back in December 2019 in a T20I against West Indies.

“Bhuvneshwar is shaping up really well. He has come back, he is fit. He has worked really well to get back to full fitness and look he is a smart operator, we have seen that in the past. He continues to bring that experience onto the field which is going to be vital for us. He has a clear understanding of what he wants to do going forward,” said Kohli,

“He wants to contribute towards many more Indian wins in the coming months. Obviously in the T20 World Cup, we would need our most experienced bowler and he is right up there with anyone else in the world in the start, in the middle, and in the death as well. He is a guy you can bank on and I am very glad to have him back. Hopefully, he can build strongly from here and be as ready as he is now for the World Cup,” he added.

India Playing XI 1st T20: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.