Cricket World Player of the Week - Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has played only a handful of ODIs and T20Is for India but the class and confidence he exudes at the crease is not shy of a veteran of 100 Test matches.
Yadav was awarded the Player of the Series for the 3 ODIs between India and Sri Lanka as he finished as the fourth-highest run-scorer in the series with 124 runs from three innings at an average of 62 and a strike rate of 122.77 with 18 boundaries.
The top three scorers Avishka Fernando, Shikhar Dhawan and Charith Asalanka all had a strike rate of under 90. This clearly shows the impact that the middle order batsman had in the series.
SKY contributed in all the three games, making 31 not out, 53 and 40 in the three matches.
Suryakumar Yadav is one of the few gifted batsmen who is equally comfortable against pace and spin. The way he uses his wrists to maneuver the ball, particularly against the spinners, is a treat to watch.
Surya struck another half-century in the 1st T20I in Colombo and continues to impress. He has also been added to the Indian Test squad for the 5-match series against England and will make his Test debut sooner or later.
One thing is for sure, he has done enough to cement his spot for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
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