Aakash Chopra thinks Suryakumar Yadav might be rusty if he plays against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. SKY who has not played any competitive cricket since the final and third T20 International against West Indies in February, has been out of action following a finger injury during the series. However, he is all set to replace Anmolpreet Singh in the Mumbai Indians line-up today.
“Suryakumar Yadav is available. He might come in for Anmolpreet Singh. But I feel Suryakumar Yadav might be a bit rusty because he hasn’t played for a while. He is a quality player, but he will be up against a quality bowling line-up. He will need to find some rhythm.”
Mumbai Indians are yet to win a match in the IPL 2022 and the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav will boost their morale with the kind of innings SKY has played for the franchise over the years. Mumbai Indians will also face a franchise against whom they have a brilliant head-to-head record. Kolkata Knight Riders are definitely in better shape than Mumbai Indians but the old rivalry will add extra flavour to tonight’s IPL match at Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, former India opener shared his thoughts on Suryakumar Yadav. However, before getting injured, Suryakumar scored unbeaten 34*, 64, and 8 in the ODIs against West Indies and then 34*, 8, and 65 in the T20Is. He would like to get back to his old form and give Mumbai Indians the first win of the season.
Chopra also spoke about Ishan Kishan who was a massive buy in the auction and has been justifying his worth. “Ishan Kishan is playing really well. He has scored runs in both the games Mumbai have played so far. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 40 in one of the two games and got out early in the other. But you expect him to fire.”