With just a few days till the eagerly anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, former India head coach Ravi Shastri thinks Suryakumar Yadav could be crucial for the team captained by Rohit Sharma. On October 8 in Chennai, India will face Australia to begin their campaign.
Suryakumar, who Shastri feels to be the X-factor since he can win games for India at the ICC international tournament, would be a player to watch, according to Shastri.
Shastri continued by expressing his opinion that Suryakumar will be a key player in India’s middle order. After Shreyas Iyer was forced to withdraw from the Asia Cup 2023 owing to back problems, the 33-year-old batter was given a spot in the starting XI. Later, Iyer returned in the ODI series. blasting a series-winning century in the second game against Australia at home. He scored 156 runs against Australia in one-day internationals, averaging 52.00, compared to Suryakumar’s 130 runs across three games.
And it will hardly ever struggle in Indian conditions. You are aware that you anticipate 1-2-3-4-100. He’ll always be a part of my 12. You must consider the circumstances. A true flat track—I’d picture Surya. because you anticipate runs from the other 3–4 players. If the situation is difficult, challenging, or seaming, you might not know. You have five competent hitters who are all rather similar; instead, you need one X-factor, who could be a left-hander or a Surya, the 61-year-old continued.