WI vs IND:“He Will Lose Confidence After Failures, so Don’t Spoil Him”- Ex-Indian Selector Lashes Out at India Using Suryakumar Yadav to Open
WI vs IND: On Monday, India suffered a loss in the second T20 against West India at St. Kitts. The hosts were clinical with their bowling performance and restricted the strong Indian batting to a below-par score. It all started with the toss, and the home team put India to bat first on a difficult pitch with uneven bounce. India started badly with the wicket of the skipper, Rohit Sharma, off the very first ball of the match. If you are searching for the best betting sites in India, you are in the ideal place!
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Suryakumar Yadav (11) and Shreyas Iyer (10) also couldn’t do much and got out early. It was the second successive failure for both batters. Rishabh Pant (24), Hardik Pandya (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (27) got the start but couldn’t carry on. As a result, India got all out for 138 runs in 19.4 overs. Obed McCoy registered the best figure by a West Indian bowler in T20 cricket. He picked up 6/17. While chasing the target, Brandon King took the aggressive approach and helped the hosts chase down the target.
It was a complete failure of the Indian batting line-up, with none of the batters able to capitalize. However, one thing that was still confusing for many was Suryakumar Yadav coming out to open the innings like in the first match. Former World Cup-winning player Kris Srikkanth didn’t like that move and questioned the Indian management.
WI vs IND: “After a couple of failures he will lose his confidence”- Kris Srikkanth
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SKY who recently scored a brilliant century against England in the last T20 series, looked uncomfortable as an opener. There might be many reasons for his low scores in both matches. But he is at his best batting at No.4 . That is what Srikkanth feels. In a discussion on Fan Code, the former cricketer said that India is spoiling the batter by making him open. He said,
“Suryakumar Yadav is a brilliant player at No.4. He should be batting at No.4 in the T20 World Cup. So why do you want to make him open. If you want someone to open, drop Shreyas Iyer and pick Ishan Kishan instead. What I am trying to say is simple…don’t spoil the cricketer like Suryakumar Yadav. Please don’t do that. I will tell you what will, after a couple of failures he will lose his confidence.”
Earlier, Mohammed Kaif also expressed his concern over this matter. He said that SKY is better in the middle overs because he knows how to control the innings. He will be playing at No. 4, even after the inclusion of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Kaif also added that if India wants someone to try as an opener, they should go with Rishabh Pant.
The former cricketer went on to say that he is unable to understand such tactics from India. Notably, KL Rahul is the first choice opener for India in the T20Is. However, his absence due to injury has made India do so many experiments.
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