Star India National Cricket Team middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has said that he has enjoyed batting at every position for his side, but the No.4 position suits him the best.
The No.4 ranked batter in the ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings, Suryakumar Yadav, has overall played 28 T20Is and scored 811 runs at an average of 36.9 and a strike rate of 173.3. The 32-year-old has played 4 T20Is as an opener, 7 games at the No.3 position, 12 games at the No.4 position, and 3 T20Is at the No.5 position.
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In an interview with TOI, the Mumbai Indians and India batter, Suryakumar, was asked about his ideal batting position in T20Is where he feels most comfortable. Suryakumar responded:
“I have loved batting in every position: 1, 3, 4, 5. I feel that No.4 is a good position for me. The situation that I go into bat allows me to control the game.
“I have enjoyed myself most when I bat between overs seven and 15. I try to be positive in that phase.”
I feel the most important period in a T20 game is from the eighth over to the 14th over – Suryakumar Yadav
The 32-year-old feels that the most important phase in a T20 cricket game is from the eighth over to the 14th over. He said:
“I have seen a lot of games where teams have a great powerplay and a strong finish, but I feel the most important period in a T20 game is from the eighth over to the 14th over.”
Suryakumar Yadav further said that batting at No.4 is a challenging job, which he enjoys. He asserted:
“You need to press on the pedal harder in that phase. I try not to play too many risky shots. I try to play over cover and try to cut through point, run hard and keep the scoreboard ticking so that after the 15th over the finishers don’t have issues finishing the game. No.4 is also a challenging position to bat which is why I enjoy it.”
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