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Ricky Ponting compares Suryakumar Yadav to AB De Villiers, DC coach says THIS- Newslength

Legendary Australian batter and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has recommended that the Indian workforce ought to have Suryakumar Yadav bat at No. 4 and in contrast him to South African legend AB de Villiers. The primary ball that Suryakumar confronted in his worldwide cricket indicated a vibrant future for him and served as an indication of his ability and bravado when he pulled England’s star pacer Jofra Archer’s brief ball for a six.

He adopted his promising begins with some superb performances within the subsequent yr and a half and now 23 matches into his profession in T20Is, he’s at quantity two in ICC T20I Batter Rankings, behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam and has an important strike price of 175.45. However amid a highly-talented pool of expertise, no participant has a assured place in Staff India with ICC T20I World Cup coming in simply two months.

Yadav has discovered a backer in Ponting, who noticed the batter in his early years when he was with Mumbai Indians in IPL. He feels that he ought to have a safe place in workforce eleven through the T20I cricketing occasion. “He is a very, very exciting player and I am sure someone that’s going to find himself in their team, not just their squad. I think you would find him in their team for the T20 World Cup. And if he is in that team, then I think all the fans in Australia are going to see a very, very good player,” mentioned Ponting within the newest episode of ICC Assessment.

“He is quite a confident person. He backs himself and he is never going to step down from a challenge or any situation that arises in a game. I feel he thinks he can win that situation and therefore go on and win the game for his team,” he added.

Yadav’s self-belief has been a significant and shining a part of his recreation. In Nottingham not too long ago within the T20I sequence towards England, he struck his maiden hundred within the format and gave Staff India hope throughout their 216-run chase after coming to the crease when it was struggling at 31/3. Ponting believes that Suryakumar Yadav’s self-belief in his recreation and ability units him other than different rising gamers within the recreation.

“Surya (Yadav) scores 360 degrees around the ground, a bit like an AB de Villiers did when he was in his actual prime. The lap shots, the late cuts, you know, the ramps over the keeper’s head. He can hit down the ground. He hits really well over the leg side, flicks to deep backward square particularly well, and he is a good player of fast bowling and is a good player of spin bowling,” he mentioned.

Multi-skilled T20I batters are excessive in demand and Yadav’s skillset makes him an attractive choice in enjoying XI of India. Requested if Yadav would make it into India’s finest XI, Ponting mentioned, “he played better than anybody else in the Indian team for the last couple of series.”

He opines that prime order is his place. “It is got to be in the top four, I think. I said stick with him (Virat) in his traditional spot, which has been number three. For Surya, it is one, two or four. I think he can open, but I think he is probably, you know, if you could probably just keep him away from the new ball, let him control the middle part of the game outside the Powerplay, through in the middle, and if he is in at the end, you know what can happen,” he mentioned.

Yadav’s already spectacular strike price skyrockets to 258.82 through the loss of life overs in T20Is, a mind-boggling statistic. “I think in the top four is, well, actually I will go out on a limb: I do not want him to open. I think number four is his best spot,” Ponting mentioned.

Whether or not it’s at Quantity 4 or not will stay a speaking level till October. There’s little or no one can put into an argument towards Yadav having an thrilling profession forward as a distinguished member of Males-in-Blue. India will subsequent play towards Zimbabwe within the ODI sequence adopted by the Asia Cup 2022 in UAE, the place they taken on arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28.

(with ANI inputs)



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