Ben Stokes warned on Tuesday that England must nullify the threat of Suryakumar in their T20 World Cup semi-final against India, saying the batsman has “set the world alight”.
India and England clash on Thursday at the Oval for a place in the final at the MCG against Pakistan or New Zealand.
The top-ranked Indians have been riding high on Suryakumar’s batting exploits, with the middle-order batsman in sparkling form with three half-centuries in Australia and 225 runs.
“Surya obviously came in and set the world alight. He is a fantastic player and plays some shots where you sort of just scratching the head sometimes,” England all-rounder Stokes said.