Suryakumar Yadav picks his all-time IPL playing XI, excluding MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle and David Warner.
middle-order Indian paste Suryakumar Yadav has had a phenomenal start to his career so far. The elegant right-handed hitter scored a fifty on his T20I debut against England and heralded his international debut with a bang. The 30-year-old showed no signs of nervousness over Jofra Archer as he casually dispatched for a thin-leg six.
Yadav’s smooth transition from the national circuit to the international level is due to his formidable scores in the domestic race as well as in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Mumbai Indians (MI). He has consistently scored over 400 points for over three seasons for MI and made sure the coaches successfully include him in the Indian squad.
Yadav, who is currently part of the Indian squad, is preparing to face Sri Lanka and is also trying to impress the management in the ODI format. Ahead of the White Ball streak, he spoke to Cricbuzz and talked about his all-time IPL XI. It included players like Jos Buttler, Ab de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rachid Khan among her. But, there were also notable omissions, like Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and David Warner.
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain Warner didn’t take his omission lightly during Yadav’s all-time IPL playing XI and brazenly stung the 30-year-old by posting a tweet on his official Twitter account.
I can’t believe he let me out 😂😂 https://t.co/6tTOFruMiR
– David Warner (@ davidwarner31) July 10, 2021
Suryakumar Yadav also keen to show off his bowling skills in Sri Lanka series
That Yadav is a very good player is a known fact now. But what we don’t know is his bowling skills. Recently, Parthiv Patel continued to harass Yadav on his bowling alley, to which the hitter on the right responded by saying he was practicing and honing his bowling skills. Yadav has an average pace and has already won 36 wickets nationwide.
If skipper Shikhar Dhawan wants to use someone as his fifth bowling option, then he can possibly explore that using Yadav’s stitching a bit, if one of his top bowlers has a day off. The series of white balls will now begin on July 18, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Sri Lankan camp.