Suryakumar Yadav is one loose end Indian team needs to tie up before World Cup: Sanjay Manjrekar
On Sunday, former India player Sanjay Manjrekar remarked that deciding on the selection of the prolific T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav is "one loose end" that the home side would need to tie up before the ODI World Cup. Manjrekar called Suryakumar Yadav "a big temptation."
When it comes to the 50-over game, which India will be hosting the World Cup for in October and November, Suryakumar has not exactly lived up to the expectations that were placed on him despite the fact that he has dominated the T20 format for quite some time now.
Manjrekar gave his thoughts on whether or not Suryakumar should participate in the competition while he was being interviewed by Star Sports.
"I believe that the most of the difficulties appear to address the fact that the batter is in very good form.
Because 50 overs cricket is not exactly having the same impact as it once did, India of course needs to think about the Suryakumar Yadav situation, but he will be such a tremendous temptation on a big stage when he steps in with just 15–17 overs left in the innings, and he has the potential to transform the game.
"So that is an issue India needs to sort of finalise whether they want, Suryakumar Yadav, so that is one loose end they need to tie," said the analyst. "So that is one loose end they need to tie." Manjrekar added that it will be necessary for ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya to bowl a significant amount if India is going to have any success in the championship match.
"Hardik Pandya's form is a little bit concerning, particularly his bowling because you will have to put in a lot of physical work during the World Cup because you need him as the all-rounder and not just a batter, so at least 6-7 overs per innings is what is expected from him. "
"When India won the world in 2011, it was because of people like Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh pure batters who bowled a bit," said Manjrekar. "So the bowling of Hardik Pandya is very important." In addition to this, he emphasised the significance of the Indian team's spin bowling unit.
Because Jadeja would be your control bowler, "I guess in the spin department Chahal needs to rise to the occasion in the 50 overs format to get those crucial wickets along with Kuldeep Yadav."
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"I think the same department is always going to be a bit of a gamble with all teams considering the pitches and sizes of the grounds in India."