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Suryakumar is a bit like AB de Villiers, No. 4 is his greatest spot: Ponting- Newslength

Suryakumar Yadav has obtained excessive reward from the nice Ricky Ponting, who in contrast the batter with AB de Villiers, saying the Indian possesses a 360 diploma sport just like the South African genius.

Ponting advised that Yadav ought to bat at quantity 4 within the Indian line-up.

“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,” Ponting mentioned on the newest episode of The ICC Overview.

“He hits really well over the leg side, flicks to deep backward square particularly well, and he’s a good player of fast bowling and is a good player of spin bowling.” Yadav, 31, has scored 672 runs at a mean of 37.33 and a strike price of 175.45 in 23 T20 matches and now sits at No.2 within the ICC T20 Batter Rankings, behind Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

“He’s a very, very exciting player and I’m sure someone that’s going to find himself in their team, not just their squad,” Ponting, who has seen Yadav up shut in his early years at Mumbai Indians, mentioned.

“I believe you’d discover him of their crew for the T20 World Cup. And if he’s in that crew, then I believe all of the followers in Australia are going to see a really, superb participant.

“He’s quite a confident person. He backs himself and he’s 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.” Requested whether or not Yadav would make India’s greatest XI, the previous Australian skipper mentioned he has “played better than anybody else in the Indian team for the last couple of series” and needs to be slotted on the high order.

“It’s got to be in the top four, I think. I said stick with him (Virat Kohli) in his traditional spot, which has been number three,” Ponting, a two-time World Cup-winning captain, mentioned.

“For Surya, it’s one, two or four. 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, let him control the middle part of the game outside the Powerplay, through in the middle, and if he’s in at the end, you know what can happen.” Yadav’s strike price rises to 258.82 within the demise overs in T20Is — in 34 balls he has smashed 88 runs with 15 of these deliveries going for boundaries.

Ponting mentioned: “I think in the top four is, well, actually I’ll go out on a limb: I don’t want him to open. I think number four is his best spot.” Australia will host the T20 World Cup in October-November.



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