According to Nikhil Chopra, a former Indian cricketer, he has a belief and desire that Suryakumar Yadav should be a part of the Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup. The WC is set to take place in India later this year.
India’s top-order struggled in the recent three-match ODI series against Australia, leading to a 2-1 defeat at home. The team had previously enjoyed consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and New Zealand earlier this year.
However, Shreyas Iyer’s absence due to a back injury and Rishabh Pant’s recovery from a car crash left a void in the middle-order. Suryakumar Yadav, who replaced Iyer, failed to make an impact in all three matches, adding to India’s concerns as they gear up for the World Cup.
Yadav’s poor performances triggered criticism on social media, with some calling for the inclusion of Sanju Samson in the squad. Yadav’s failure to contribute to the team’s success emphasizes the importance of a strong batting lineup in the upcoming tournaments. India will have to regroup and address their weaknesses before their next series.
SKY CAN BE INDIA’S X-FACTOR: NIKHIL CHOPRA
“What he (Suryakumar) has shown in the last year, scoring more than 1000 runs in T20s with strike-rate of over 180, I hope he makes it to the World Cup squad. When he starts to get runs sky is the limit. When he performs, he will win you games. He bats with a mindset of winning the matches. I just hope that he is a part of the XI and the Indian team persists with him,”
Nikhil Chopra said.
As the World Cup approaches, the Indian team faces uncertainty about the return of Iyer and Pant. Hence making the role of Suryakumar Yadav crucial in filling the number four position in the batting lineup.
Sanju Samson also has high hopes for a successful performance in the upcoming IPL to become a top contender for the middle-order position. With India’s recent struggles in the batting department, the team needs to explore all their options and choose the best combination for the World Cup.
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