Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has revealed that KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav are key players.
He feels both these players have the capability to turn things around for India in this year’s T20 World Cup.
Bangar is all praises for these two players as they have been excellent in the warm-up game against Australia.
Firstly, Bangar praised KL Rahul and said that the opener now needs to take this form to the big stage.
The performances from Rahul have been brilliant recently. He has scored back-to-back fifties in this tour and the best part of it all is the fluency we have got to see from him.
India is all set to begin its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on the 23rd of October.
Today, India’s warm-up match against New Zealand was washed off.
Adding further on Rahul, Bangar said,
In the way he has timed the ball as well, when he is hitting the ball, it’s clearing the boundary easily. And the team needs someone who can hit the ball like he does, because that’s the way the Indian team has planned to maximize the first six overs. So, for him to perform like this, with this kind of form, is very beneficial for Team India.
Secondly, Bangar also spoke about middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav who has been quite promising in T20Is for India recently.
This is also Yadav’s first tour of Australia and he is the next key player in Rohit Sharma’s team.
Suryakumar is on his first tour in Australia and the key factor for any player touring Australia for the first time is to get used to the pace and bounce of the wicket. So, for Suryakumar, I don’t think he’ll face any difficulties in facing the spin bowlers or the pace bowlers.
Adding further, he said,
And this is a good sign because he has been pivotal to the Indian batting lineup, especially in the middle order. So, for Suryakumar to make runs, it’s important for him to carry the confidence well into the World Cup.
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