Suryakumar could score only 4 runs in the first ODI
Gill, Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries
New Delhi. Suryakumar Yadav has performed well in 2022 in International Cricket. In the second match of the T20 series against New Zealand (IND vs NZ), he scored an unbeaten 111 to give the team a big win. Due to this, the Indian team was able to win the series 1-0. He also received the Player of the Series award. The 3-match ODI series started between the two countries from Friday. T20’s number-1 batsman Suryakumar Yadav, however, could not get off to a good start. He became the victim of fast bowler Lockie Ferguson after scoring 4 runs in 3 balls. His record in ODIs has not been anything special. Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have scored half-centuries in the first ODI so far.
Suryakumar Yadav, 32 years old, has not been able to perform anything special in ODIs. Talking about the last 7 innings of ODI, he has scored 6, 27, 16, 13, 9, 8 and 4 runs. That is, they could not reach the double figures in 4 innings. So far, he has been able to score only 344 runs in 13 innings of ODIs at an average of 31. Has scored 2 half-centuries. The strike rate is 99. 64 runs is the best. On the other hand, his record in T20 International is excellent. He has scored 2 centuries.
Series important for the World Cup
Recently T20 World Cup matches were played in Australia. Team India had traveled till the semi-finals. Suryakumar Yadav had scored more than 200 runs with the help of 3 half-centuries. He was at number three in terms of scoring the most runs overall. Now next year ODI World Cup matches are to be held on Indian soil only in October-November. Before that the Indian team has to play 21 ODIs. In such a situation, now every series will be important. Suryakumar would definitely like to make a comeback in the remaining 2 ODIs.
Suryakumar Yadav is the highest run scorer in T20 International in 2022. No one else has been able to score more runs than him in international cricket from Team India this year. If we look at his List-A records, he has scored 3194 runs in 103 innings at an average of 36. Has scored 3 centuries and 19 half-centuries. Has played the best innings of 134 not out. At the same time, in 214 innings of overall T20, he has scored 5631 runs at an average of 34. Has scored 2 centuries and 36 half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 10:04 IST