The in-form batter Suryakumar Yadav has been in his destructive avatar so far in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. With an incredible strike rate of 193.96, the 32-year-old smashed 225 runs in five matches. And more importantly, he helped the team to get going in difficult circumstances. India’s top order had not really fired for the initial few matches, and thus, Suryakumar always had to take up the responsibility to step up and deliver, which he did in the majority of the matches.
Now, when India are all set to face England in the semi-finals of the marquee tournament, pressure will be on Suryakumar Yadav to take the challenge and play the same brand of cricket he is known for. In case he manages to give India the much-needed force in the middle overs, the Men in Blue can edge past the Three Lions and move closer to the finals of the tournament. Knowing the threat he brings, Ex-Australia World Cup winner and current England coaching consultant, Michael Hussey said that he wants Suryakumar Yadav to fail as it will help England in the tournament.
“He’s been sensational and has been doing it for a number of years in the IPL. And now to do it consistently at the highest level, it’s great to watch. Personally, love watching him bat. Obviously, I hope he doesn’t get a big score against England on Thursday (laughs),” Hussey said while talking to Sportstar.
‘It’ll just be one or two little things’ – Hussey on India vs England clash
Lately, the Indian team has emerged as a superpower in T20 cricket. They have dominated some of the top-tier teams in the last year and expressed their motive to win the 20-20 World Cup. England, on the other hand, are one of the most dangerous sides in white-ball cricket. Former captain Eoin Morgan completely transformed the way the team plays in shorter formats and even after his retirement, the Jos Buttler-led side hasn’t changed their approach. Thus, when these two sides, meet each other on November 10 at Adelaide Oval, it is going to be a fiesta for cricket lovers and former Aussie international knows that the game can go any direction come Thursday.
“India are a fantastic team, and we knew that coming into the tournament. We have to be very close to our best to really challenge them and win the match. And maybe, it’ll just be one or two little things. Whether they go for us or they go against us could be the difference between winning and losing the match,” said the 47-year-old.
“It’s going to be a great spectacle – two fantastic teams and they’ll both be going as hard as they possibly can. It’s the World Cup semifinal, and that prize to make it to the final at the MCG is pretty motivating. So, it should be a great contest,” he expressed.
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