The legendary Ricky Ponting gave Suryakumar Yadav high accolades, comparing the batter to AB de Villiers and claiming that the he has a 360-degree game like the South African batter. Yadav should bat at position number four in the Indian lineup, according to Ponting.
“Surya (Yadav) scores from every angle on the field, much like AB deVilliers did during his peak. The ramps over the keeper’s head, the late cuts, and the lap shots. He can pound the earth, “On the most recent episode of The ICC Review, Ponting said.
He strikes the ball exceptionally well over the leg side, flicks the ball particularly well to deep backward square, and plays both fast and spin well. Yadav, 31, is ranked No. 2 in the ICC T20 Batter Rankings behind Pakistan captain Babar Azam. In 23 T20 games, he has scored 672 runs at an average of 37.33 and a strike rate of 175.45.
“I believe he will be a member of their T20 World Cup team. And if he plays for that squad, I believe all Australian fans will witness a very, very talented player. He is a very confident individual. He believes in himself and will never back down from a challenge or a situation that presents itself throughout a game. I believe he believes he can prevail in that circumstance and go on to win the game for his team.
The former Australian captain said that Yadav should be positioned at the top of the order after saying that he has “performed better than anyone else in the Indian team for the last couple of series.” It must rank in the top four, in my opinion. Ponting, a two-time World Cup-winning captain, stated, “I said stick with him (Virat Kohli) in his regular slot, which has been number three.
It’s either one, two, or four for Surya. If you could just keep him away from the new ball and let him control the middle of the game outside of the Powerplay, through in the middle, and if he’s in at the end, you know what can happen. I think he can open, but I think he’s probably, you know, if you could probably just keep him away from the new ball, through in the middle.
In the last T20I overs, Yadav’s strike rate increases to 258.82; in just 34 balls, he has scored 88 runs, with 15 of those deliveries going for boundaries. Ponting declared “I believe he is in the top four, but I’ll take a risk and say that I don’t want him to start. I believe that position four is his best.”
In October and November, Australia will host the T20 World Cup.