“If have you been number one for two years..” Suryakumar Yadav Speaks On His Fails In New York

World’s No.1 T20 batter Suryakumar Yadav speaks on recent performance as the Indian men’s cricket team is moving forward in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. There are new challenges that they have to face in order to win their first ICC championship in 11 years. Team India has 3 fixtures in the Group stage of Group A, and abandoned the 4th due to weather conditions.

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The team is now set to play a match against Afghanistan on 20 June. India and USA are the two teams of Group A that have been promoted to play in the Group stage.

Suryakumar’s take on his performance in New York

Despite being the number 1 T20 batsman for the past 2 years, the Indian player messed up in the first two matches of the T20 World Cup 2024. Team India was grasping for straws in all their matches at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Despite winning these matches, top performers, including Suryakumar were unable to showcase their talent on the pitch. Suryakumar Yadav regained some of the confidence with a half-century he scored in India vs USA. Yadav’s fifty off 49 balls ultimately led the south Asian team to victory.

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“If have you been number one for two years, you should be able to bat in different conditions and change the game as per the needs of the team. That displays good batsmanship and that is what I try,” Suryakumar said during a media interaction on Tuesday.

“It’s difficult to generate that force when there’s no pace on the wicket and when someone has read your game nicely. So, at that time, you have to be very smart how you want to extend your innings. You have to change according to the situation, what team demands at that moment and talk to your partner who is inside, calm your nerves down and then take the innings ahead.” He added.

SKY on West Indies pitches

Team India is now free from the tricky pitch of New York, as they now move on to the next leg of the World Cup in West Indies. Pitches in West Indies seem high scoring as Australia scored around 200 in their matches.

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The West Indies pitches are not only well kept, but most of these players have played in the venues before, and SKY is hopeful of himself and his fellow batters to score a lot more freely.

“I was happy playing there as well (laughs). It’s not that we weren’t happy playing there, but we were playing for the first time, so yes, the conditions were different and little challenging as well. But we have played here (in West Indies), we know the conditions. The practice pitches, yeah, they were a little spicy in New York. It was fresh. I was happy playing there as well (laughs). It’s not that we weren’t happy playing there, but we were playing for the first time, so yes, the conditions were different and little challenging as well. But we have played here (in West Indies), we know the conditions. The practice pitches, yeah, they were a little spicy in New York. It was fresh,” SKY said.

“They made the conditions after they got to know there is a World Cup there. Here they have been making pitches regularly and they are much better than (USA). That has always been my strong point (sweeps and reverse sweeps). I’ve tried to play the same way that I do in the practice sessions.” He added.

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World's No.1 T20 batter Suryakumar Yadav speaks on recent performance as the Indian men's cricket team is moving forward in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. There are new challenges that they have to face in order to win their first ICC championship in 11 years. Team India has 3 fixtures in the Group stage of Group A, and abandoned the 4th due to weather conditions.

The team is now set to play a match against Afghanistan on 20 June. India and USA are the two teams of Group A that have been promoted to play in the Group stage.

Suryakumar's take on his performance in New York

Despite being the number 1 T20 batsman for the past 2 years, the Indian player messed up in the first two matches of the T20 World Cup 2024. Team India was grasping for straws in all their matches at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Despite winning these matches, top performers, including Suryakumar were unable to showcase their talent on the pitch. Suryakumar Yadav regained some of the confidence with a half-century he scored in India vs USA. Yadav's fifty off 49 balls ultimately led the south Asian team to victory.

"If have you been number one for two years, you should be able to bat in different conditions and change the game as per the needs of the team. That displays good batsmanship and that is what I try," Suryakumar said during a media interaction on Tuesday.

"It's difficult to generate that force when there's no pace on the wicket and when someone has read your game nicely. So, at that time, you have to be very smart how you want to extend your innings. You have to change according to the situation, what team demands at that moment and talk to your partner who is inside, calm your nerves down and then take the innings ahead.” He added.

SKY on West Indies pitches

Team India is now free from the tricky pitch of New York, as they now move on to the next leg of the World Cup in West Indies. Pitches in West Indies seem high scoring as Australia scored around 200 in their matches.

The West Indies pitches are not only well kept, but most of these players have played in the venues before, and SKY is hopeful of himself and his fellow batters to score a lot more freely.

“I was happy playing there as well (laughs). It's not that we weren't happy playing there, but we were playing for the first time, so yes, the conditions were different and little challenging as well. But we have played here (in West Indies), we know the conditions. The practice pitches, yeah, they were a little spicy in New York. It was fresh. I was happy playing there as well (laughs). It's not that we weren't happy playing there, but we were playing for the first time, so yes, the conditions were different and little challenging as well. But we have played here (in West Indies), we know the conditions. The practice pitches, yeah, they were a little spicy in New York. It was fresh," SKY said.

"They made the conditions after they got to know there is a World Cup there. Here they have been making pitches regularly and they are much better than (USA). That has always been my strong point (sweeps and reverse sweeps). I've tried to play the same way that I do in the practice sessions.” He added.

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