‘I’ve got my strengths and he’s got his’: NZ star on comparison with SKY | Cricket

Suryakumar Yadav has earned himself the title of Indian Mr. 360, courtesey to his explosive strokeplay, sending the ball to virtually each nook of the bottom. The 32-year-old has completed because the third highest run scorer within the not too long ago concluded T20 World Cup, the place India misplaced within the semifinals. He amassed over 1000 runs in 2022 and is at present the No.1 ranked T20I batter.

The meteoric rise of Suryakumar within the shortest format of the sport has shocked fairly just a few contemporaries. And one amongst them is New Zealand batter Glenn Phillips, who feels he could not even dream of emulating a few of the unimaginable photographs that Indian performs with ease.

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“He’s absolutely incredible. The things that he does I wouldn’t even dream of doing. I would love to try but we have very different games. The wrist strength that he’s got to be able to hit balls for six in extremely awkward areas is a talent you rarely see,” Phillips was quoted as saying in stuff.co.nz.

Comparing his taking part in type to that of Suryakumar’s, the New Zealand batter mentioned their gameplay gives alternatives to the opposition to get them out early as effectively.

“I’ve got my strengths and he’s got his and we go about our jobs in different ways. And the way we both play presents opportunities for the opposition to get us out as well. It’s part of the risk and reward of middle-order cricket in T20.”

Phillips additional predicted that the Indian’s strike-rate would possibly go increased in New Zealand, given the smaller area dimension.

“I could easily see [Yadav’s] strike rate being even higher here than it was in Australia, with the slightly smaller grounds and the pitches very similar, potentially a bit bouncier with a bit more grass on them. It’s going to be very interesting what sort of strike rates we see here.”

Team India are all set to play towards hosts New Zealand within the 2nd T20I match on Sunday, November 20 in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.


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