Suryakumar Yadav is hailed as one of the brightest stars in the world of T20 cricket, but he finds himself at a crossroads when it comes to ODI cricket. Despite his dazzling performances in the shortest format of the game, the 32-year-old cricketer has struggled to leave a lasting mark in One Day Internationals, amassing just 511 runs in 26 matches.
Nevertheless, his name has resurfaced in the context of the upcoming Asia Cup, as selectors bank on his potential to transition his T20 prowess into the 50-overs format. Follow your favorite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
“I would try to fulfill the role I am given by the team, no matter what role. This is a format I am looking forward to doing well in. I am doing great in T20Is. But these both are white-ball formats. Why I cannot crack the code here, people are wondering,” Suryakumar expressed to Star Sports.
Acknowledging his ODI struggles, Suryakumar is leaving no stone unturned in his quest for improvement. He recognizes the Asia Cup as the perfect platform to reclaim his standing in this format. The cricketer is maintaining constant communication with the head coach Rahul Dravid, skipper Rohit Sharma, and the former captain Virat Kohli to fine-tune his game.
“I am practicing. For me, this format is the most challenging one…you have to play a mix of all formats in this one. First, you take your time, then you do some strike rotation, then go for some big shots like in T20Is. I have been talking to head coach Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli,” he shared.
Suryakumar’s approach is evolving as he adapts to the unique demands of ODI cricket. He’s honing his skills to respond to different situations effectively.
“But I am now trying to play as per the situation and practicing accordingly. Hopefully, this is the tournament where I crack the code. I am always excited to bat. It does not matter if I am out on the first ball. People ask me why I sprint to the crease when my chance to bat comes, but I feel that maintaining this excitement is important,” Suryakumar emphasized.
As the Asia Cup beckons, Suryakumar Yadav is determined to rewrite his ODI story and prove that his T20 brilliance can indeed shine in the 50-overs arena. The cricketing world awaits his response to this challenge with bated breath. Get free cricket betting tips only on Nextbet Sports.