port of Spain. The third match of the ongoing five-match T20 series between India and West Indies was played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday. In this match, the Indian team got a big victory by seven wickets with one over remaining. The hero of the match was 31-year-old veteran batsman Suryakumar Yadav. He started the innings once again for team one. However, this time he appeared in a different style and played a fine half-century of 76 runs in 44 balls at a strike rate of 172.72 for the team. During this, eight fours and four brilliant sixes came from Yadav’s bat. Yadav was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for this excellent innings.
Suryakumar Yadav has scored 50 plus six times in T20 International cricket. However, opening the innings, he managed to score a half-century for the first time yesterday. Captain Rohit Sharma is giving Yadav a chance as an opener in the ongoing T20 series against the West Indies. But opening the innings for the first time, he shone yesterday in T20 International cricket.
Earlier, he had failed to show some special charisma in both the initial matches. Yadav’s bat had scored 24 runs in the first T20 match and only 11 runs in the second T20 match. Team India won the first match by 68 runs, while the hosts retaliated in the second match and won by five wickets with four balls to spare.
Let us tell you that Suryakumar Yadav has started the innings for Mumbai in the IPL. During this, he has also proved to be a match-winning player for Mumbai in many seasons. If Yadav’s bat also plays as an opener in T20 International cricket, then he can prove to be a threat to KL Rahul as well as many other batsmen.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 03, 2022, 05:21 IST