Suryakumar’s performance is not good in ODIs as compared to T20s
Could score only 2 half-centuries in 12 innings, 64 runs best
New Delhi. Suryakumar Yadav performed well against New Zealand. In the second T20 (IND vs NZ), he scored 111 not out. He scored a century in just 49 balls. On the basis of his brilliant performance, Team India captured the T20 series. Now the 3-match ODI series between India and Kiwi team is starting from tomorrow i.e. 25 November. Surya, 32, would also like to do wonders in this series. No other Indian has scored more runs than him in international cricket this year, but even after that he probably could not win the trust of the selectors. After New Zealand, India has to play 3-match ODI series from Bangladesh (IND vs BAN) next month. He has not been given a chance in this series.
Suryakumar Yadav has played 13 ODIs for India so far. Scored 340 runs in 12 innings at an average of 34. Has scored 2 half-centuries and 64 runs is the best score. The strike rate is 99. That is, his performance in ODIs is nothing special as compared to T20s. Surya has scored 1408 runs in 40 T20 International innings at an average of 44. Has scored 2 centuries and 12 half-centuries. The strike rate is 181. ODI World Cup is to be held in India next year. In such a situation, the team management wants to try maximum players in the middle order.
Competition from Rahul to Iyer
Virat Kohli is sure to play in the ODI World Cup. He lands at number-3. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan can enter the opening. In such a situation, Suryakumar Yadav will have to perform better than players like Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul in the middle order. Apart from this, Rajat Patidar and Rahul Tripathi, who have done well in domestic tournaments, are also constantly knocking on the doors of Team India. Both have got a place in the team for the ODI series against Bangladesh. Apart from this, Rishabh Pant also lands in the middle order.
If we look at KL Rahul’s ODI performance, he has so far scored 1665 runs in 43 innings of 45 matches at an average of 45. Has scored 5 centuries and 10 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 88. At the same time, 27-year-old Shreyas Iyer has scored 1299 runs in 30 innings of 33 ODIs at an average of 48. Has scored 2 centuries and 12 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 98. In such a situation, if Surya has to make a place in the ODI team, then his performance will have to improve further.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 24, 2022, 11:37 IST