“Suryakumar Yadav is outstanding, gonna be dangerous,” reckons Australian Head Coach

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After a successful stint with Mumbai Indians in IPL, Suryakumar Yadav made his debut on the national side at the age of 30. Ever since he has been consistent with the bat in the middle order. Soon, he became a regular member of the team. Fans are awestruck by his stylish, elegant, and effortless shot execution.

Suryakumar played a vital role in the recently concluded T20 series against Australia. He scored 46 off 25 balls in the first game. Even though India lost the game, his contribution helped India breach the 200-run mark. In the final and series decider match, Surya walked into a critical situation as both openers were in the hut with just 30 runs on board. Suryakumar Yadav, along with Virat Kohli, built a match-winning partnership of 104 runs. The Mumbai lad scored a blistering knock of 69 off 36 deliveries with 5 fours and 5 maximums.

Andrew McDonald cautions teams to stay vigilant of Suryakumar Yadav

Andrew McDonald, current Australian head coach, heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav. While addressing a post-match conference, he said that Surya has been outstanding and will be dangerous in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Suryakumar Yadav was outstanding today and he’s gonna be dangerous in the World Cup but he showed what he can do”

He further hailed Axar Patel, saying that he did a good job in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence. Patel was called in as a replacement for Jadeja who was ruled out owing to a knee injury. Axar was India’s best bowler in this series, with the lowest economy of all.

“Axar, in particular, had an outstanding series. With Jaddu out everyone thought that it might become a bit of a weakness for India. But, they’ve found another one again, which tends to happen”

Australian head coach downplays Australia’s bowling concerns

Andrew was further asked if he was concerned about the kind of bowling display by the Australian bowlers in the series. The coach responded by saying that the conditions will differ in Australia during the T20 World Cup and they have backups in the likes of Mitchell Starc.

“The condition between India and Australia might be slightly different, a little bit more bounce, different tactics. Mitchell Starc comes back into the picture by being one of our best death bowlers. So, we feel like we’ll get reinforcements there.”

Incidentally, many key Australian players missed out on this series due to injuries. However, the head coach is confident that the team will bounce back just in time for the T20 World Cup.

“It’s fortuitous that some of the guys got the opportunity here. We got a couple of injuries which are concerning leading into the World Cup. You don’t like to see some of your mainstay players out of the team leading in, but we feel as though we’ve got some good options in depth”

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