Suryakumar Yadav determined to ‘crack the code’ of ODI cricket


Suryakumar, who’s world No 1 T20 batter, was given probabilities to cement his place at No four slot in India’s ODI batting line-up in absence of regulars like Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul. But he failed to ship as per the expectations of the group administration.

During India’s final ODI sequence in the Caribbean, Suryakumar was pushed down to No 6 and with the most well-liked No four alternative Shreyas Iyer returning to the nationwide group for the Asia Cup, it’s attainable that ‘Sky’ would have to bat decrease down the order.

The 32-year-old Yadav is a component of the 18-member squad for the Asia Cup and appears set to make the World Cup group too, however he could have to capitalise on his alternatives.

“I feel the role which will be given to me, I will try to maintain that role, and if it’s a changed role I will try and do that. But yeah, this is one format which I’m really looking forward to doing well in,” Suryakumar Yadav was quoted as saying by Star Sports.

“Everyone is saying that ‘T20 is going well for me, both are white ball cricket but why am I not able to crack the code in the 50-over format’. But, I am doing my practice because according to me, this format is the most challenging one,” he added.

Suryakumar highlighted his outlook for ODI cricket whereas admitting that steadiness is essential in the 50-overs format.

“The reason behind this is because here you have to play like the other three formats. First by setting down with calmness and composure, then rotating the strike well, followed by at last the T20 gameplay,” he stated.

“Balance is very important in this format, and for that reason, I am doing a lot of practice and also having conversations regarding this with Rahul (Dravid) sir, Rohit bhai, and Virat (Kohli) bhai. Hopefully, with this tournament going forward, I will crack the code.

I am just trying to keep my intent and approach the same at least because it’s very important to stick to your approach when you are playing this sport. But I am trying to play with the situation,” he added.

The right-hander batter additionally talked about that he at all times stays in his “top gear”.

“I always remain in top gear. I always feel excited when I am in the dugout because I eagerly wait for the time when I will go to bat. Also, if I get dismissed on the first ball, still I have no problem because my preparation and excitement inside the dugout remain the same,” Suryakumar stated.

“My heart rate becomes high when a wicket falls every time, thus I always run into the crease because I feel good when my heart rate is high,” he concluded.

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