IPL 2021, MKI vs KKR: Suryakumar Yadav is India’s own Mr 360 degree – If you thought only RCB’s AB de Villiers is IPL’s Mr 360, watch Suryakumar Yadav bat. The Mumbai Indians batsman was preparing for the Kolkata Knight Riders clash with shots all around the park. As MI and SKY both struggled and lost against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, the Mumbaikar is spending time at practice sessions to prepare for a grand return.
Suryakumar Yadav has been in great form, scoring in IPL Phase 1 and put up a man of the series performance in Sri Lanka in the ODI series. But with the change in conditions and pace of Shardul Thakur, he failed against his statemate scoring 3 off 7 balls.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 22, 2021
IPL 2021, MKI vs KKR: Not just RCB’s AB de Villiers, MI have their own Mr 360, watch Suryakumar Yadav prepare for KKR clash, Watch video
However, despite the failure, Suryakumar Yadav is expected to emulate his IPL 2020 form. He scored 480 runs at an average of 40.00 in 16 matches including four half-centuries and a strike rate of 145.01. He did decently in the first phase of IPL 2021. In the Sri Lanka series, he scored 124 runs in three innings at an average of 62.00 including a half-century.
IPL 2021, MKI vs KKR: His return to form will be crucial for Mumbai Indians and emulating AB de Villiers’ unique 360-degree strokeplay could help him negate the effects of the pitch. Furthermore, he will also need to get adjusted to the hot and humid conditions and the bounce the UAE pitches are offering.
Suryakumar Yadav spent over two weeks in England with Team India squad after being called up for the Test series against England. Now, he too like others will need to acclimatise to the UAE conditions.
IPL 2021, MKI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians – Win 4 out of 6 Games: As for Mumbai Indians, after the defeat at the hands of CSK are now on a sticky wicket. Any more hiccups can prove very costly to MI.
Rohit Sharma’s team is currently in 4th place with 4 victories and 4 defeats in 8 matches. Despite a shaky start at the beginning, MI bounced back in the latter half of IPL Phase 1 in India.
MI has to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Punjab Kings (PBKS).