IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI: Suryakumar Yadav has seen his stock rise over the years and the Mumbai Indians star is now one of the mainstays in the Indian line-up for the T20 World Cup next month. The 31-year-old will be gearing for action once again as he and the Mumbai Indians prepare for the resumption of the IPL 2021, playing against arch-rivals CSK in their opener. Yadav will be key to Mumbai Indians chances of making it a hat-trick of titles and Saba Karim believes that he remains their most reliant batsman.
IPL 2021- CSK vs MI: Saba Karim believes Mumbai Indians are “heavily reliant” on Suryakumar Yadav
Saba Karim believes Mumbai Indians are lucky to have someone of Suryakumar Yadav’s ability in their batting order ahead of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 opener against CSK. Speaking on a YouTube channel called ‘Khelneeti’, the former Indian wicketkeeper said that the defending champions are “heavily reliant” on the 31-year-old and he will certainly be amongst the ones in discussion to be retained next year.
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IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI: Karim said, “Mumbai Indians are lucky to have someone like Suryakumar Yadav who can come in to bat at number 3 or 4 and can anchor the innings, while also hitting boundary shots when needed. Mumbai rely heavily on Suryakumar Yadav’s batting. His name will also come up for sure when the franchise looks for the players to retain for their upcoming seasons.”
Meanwhile, the former Indian wicketkeeper believes Ishan Kishan shouldn’t be wasted at the top of the order and should be used as a floater like in the Indian team. Karim added, “Ishan Kishan is not needed at the top of the order for MI. The team uses him well at number 4. I don’t think they will want to make any such changes. They have a settled batting unit and also have a lot of depth in their batting order. Ishan Kishan is a type of a player who can be used as a floater. He will have a similar role with the Indian team as well.”
IPL 2021 – CSK vs MI: Both Ishan Kishan and Suyakumar Yadav are amongst the six Mumbai Indians stars who made it to India’s T20 World Cup squad. The duo will hope to return to their very best in IPL 2021 Phase, as they gear up for their maiden World Cup campaigns.