Suryakumar Yadav showcased all the positive aspects of his T20 batting in the 26 balls he faced against Hong Kong on Wednesday. At the conclusion of the 13th over, the scoreboard read 94/2, KL Rahul had gone for a 39-ball 36, and Virat Kohli was still averaging just under a run per ball. Surya then walked out to bat.
He had helped India reach 192/2 when he left the field unbroken with 68 runs to his name and Virat Kohli standing by him with a 59 off 44. Surya had effectively eliminated the tenacious Hong Kong squad, which concluded with 152/5 after taking advantage of India’s two inexperienced bowlers, Arshdeep Singh (1/44) and Avesh Khan (1/53), to score runs. The same set of unresolved concerns will accompany India’s head coach RahulDravid into the Super 4s, as evidenced by his expression in the dugout.
To attempt the huge shots, the pair waited for balls to land precisely in their area. Honour be given to Hong Kong bowlers, who provided very little. Only four times throughout his 44-ball innings did Kohli reach the fence. He successfully navigated the deep mid-wicket stand three times. That demonstrates exercising caution.
Hopefully Kohli and Rahul have brushed off the rust from their time in the middle. The major league teams won’t give you as much time to settle in for an inning.