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Deep Dasgupta and Matthew Hayden call out on Suryakumar Yadav

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Former India wicketkeeper-batter, Deep Dasgupta and former Australia batter, Matthew Hayden have given their opinions on Suryakumar Yadav.

Yesterday, India played their last Super 4 game of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh but lost by 6 runs.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh secured a win against India in the tournament after 2012; after 11 years.

Only a few players were good against the Bangladeshi bowlers such as Shubman Gill and Axar Patel.

The likes of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, and Tilak Varma flopped against the opposition.

However, the performance that got everyone intrigued was that of SKY who made 26 runs from 34 balls.

After his dismal performance yet again, Suryakumar will find it tough to register his name in the ODI World Cup.

Had one of these big batters played properly yesterday, India would have had a comfortable win over Bangladesh.

Says Dasgupta,

It was very strange for me, because it seemed like that the only shot that he wanted to play was a sweep. I mean we have generally seen him being so good against the spinners, going over extra cover, mid off, he has other options. It was such a strange innings because all he wanted to do was sweep. I can understand when you go out there, you connect a few and you feel confident. He was struggling to play that shot and he still went for it anyway.

Hayden says Suryakumar has still not made up his mind on what sort of player he wants to be in ODIs

On the other hand, Matthew Hayden also had his say on the innings of Suryakumar.

He stated that while the star batter is very good in T20Is, he still hasn’t decided the same in ODIs.

Furthermore, he has also stated that Suryakumar must decide on what sort of a player he wants to be.

I really understand the mindset, because I had 7 years sitting in the nets not getting a game for Australia, and you have these moments where you perform incredibly well for your states and in Suryakumar Yadav’s case- in First Class cricket and in the IPL where his strike rate is 170+. When it comes to the ODI format, he has not quite found, or decoded what sort of player he is going to be.

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