After seeing impressive serves by Suryakumar Yadawa in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which India won with three wickets to seal the streak, former Indian station wagon Yuvraj Singh said the team would have to find a place for Suryakumar even in XI. when the players of the first choice return.
Suryakumar Yadav has been knocking on the doors of international cricket for the past three years, playing consistently in the IPL as well as in domestic white ball competitions. Finally, the doors opened on a home run against England when the right-hander got his debut T20I. He repaid his faith with crazy fifty at the first opportunity he got with the bat, but had to warm up the benches during the ODI series.
When the BCCI decided that two separate Indian teams would be prepared for the test series in England and the limited overs series in Sri Lanka, it was obvious that Suryakumar would receive his contributions even to ODI.
The Mumbai right-hander scored an undefeated 20-goal 31 in the first game, but his talent was fully evident in the second leg.
Coming to the fifth position, Suryakumar scored 53 goals in just 40 goals with six borders. His hitting play, ability to bridge gaps and regularly go beyond impressed. Yuvraj Singh…
“Wow! Even part of our bench is good enough to beat the international team !! What a victory guys @ deepak_chahar9, you can, @ surya_14kumar found a spot for this talent in the top 11! Congratulations to skipper @ SDhawan25 #rahuldravid and all team, “- wrote Yuvray on Twitter.
Suryakumar looked ready for big when he misread the delivery of the Lakshan Sandakan to get trapped in front.
India’s hopes of winning the match seemed to fade as their numbers dwindled to 193 out of 7 in a 276 round chase. But bowlers Deepak Chahar (69 *) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 *) stitched an entire 84-run stance for the 8th wicket to lead India to victory with five balls remaining.
With the streak already determined, Suryakumar will have another opportunity to showcase his talent in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the same spot on Friday.