Suryakumar Yadav who bagged the ‘Player of the Series’ award for scoring 124 runs in two innings, is in spotlight for his consistent stellar batting display in the T20 format. This included a century that Suryakumar scored in the second T20I in Mount Maunganui to help India take a 1-0 lead over New Zealand.
The India-New Zealand third and final T20I match ended in a draw. After hosts New Zealand scored 160 in 19.4 overs, Rain curtailed play with the visitors on 75/4 in 9 overs during chase.
As per the Duckworth-Lewis method the scores were level so the match ended in a tie and therefore the series ended 1-0 in India’s favour. “Really happy with the way things went, would have loved to have a full game but I am glad we got the series win,” said Suryakumar Yadav in the post-match presentation ceremony.
India at one point was tottering at 21/3 and from there on, Suryakumar Yadav and his skipper Hardik Pandya stitched a 39-run partnership and helped the visitors cross the 50-run mark in 4.4 overs.
I am not carrying any baggage – Suryakumar Yadav
“The weather is not in our hands. The pressure is always here, but there is no fun when there is not,” said Suryakumar Yadav.
“I am just enjoying my batting and not carrying any baggage,” told Suryakumar Yadav whose outstanding run of form with the bat got him the Player of the Series award
Suryakumar Yadav – How significant is his place in the team?
Suryakumar Yadav Century making ability is well established. He holds the key for India in the three-match ODI series starting on Friday. “Can take a bit of time, but the approach and intent will be the same. These things are not in our control. We can just express ourselves,” said Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav who fashioned team Indias impressive win in New Zealand ranking in the global cricket arena has been on a constant rise, accomplished multiple records along his way to a phenomenal 111 that helped Team India put up 191 runs in the preceding encounter. As Surya is on an unprecedented rise, in a post-match conference, he was asked about how he feels about a probable Test call-up.
So what is Suryakumar Yadav’s Highest Score in IPL – his highest score is 82.
After the T20 series victory, India will aim for an ODI series win with Shikhar Dhawan leading the side.