India’s ace batter Suryakumar Yadav is in the form of his life now. He has been constantly making headlines and has been dominating the T20I format with his extraordinary performances. Many cricket pundits have started comparing Surya to AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. Speaking about the same, former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja came up with a bold statement while having a chat with Cricbuzz.
“With AB de Villiers we saw, I mean he was one of the finest we have seen, no doubt. His (Suryakumar Yadav) consistency is a little bit more and I think what he adds with AB is that there’s a little more power to his game. What he adds is the wrist work which AB didn’t have. So the angles you were talking about, they were because of the wrists. both sides his wrists work better than AB also,” he said.
Surya’s heroics helped India beat Sri Lanka by 91-run in the 3rd and final T20I in Rajkot. He scored a fantastic 51-ball 112 on Saturday.
Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series, starting from January 10. The hosts have a strong record in 50-overs format on home soil but they can’t take Sri Lankan players lightly who have a solid group of match-winners in their team.
India’s ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.
Sri Lanka’s ODI squad: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pramod Madushan.