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MSK Prasad Backs Suryakumar Yadav Ahead of India’s World Cup Squad Selection

The Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav was not impressive in the ODI format like his performance in T20 format, which doubts his presence in India’s World Cup squad. But the former BCCI chief selector assures that he’ll be in the squad and thinks about the player from a different angle.

MSK Prasad Backs Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav‘s ODI future remains to be a big question due to his poor performances in the 50-over format. There remains a discussion about Suryakumar’s place in the ODI team.

Though Suryakumar remains at the top of the ICC Men’s T20I Batters Ranking he struggles to prove his worth in the 50 overs format. The Indian team remains confident over the long-term plans involving Suryakumar in the No.4 spot on the Indian squad, but he still needs to show more performance to the team.

As the ODI World Cup is nearing the former BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad is sure about the player to be part of the mega event. He thinks his T20I track record is enough for him to secure a spot in the World Cup Squad.

“I am 100 percent sure that Suryakumar will go to the World Cup. If someone can be a No. 1 player in the T20 format, it means he has special talent which we have seen in the T20Is that he has played for the country and in the IPL.

We know about his ability to soak in pressure,” MSK Prasad told IT. “I personally feel that he has still not got hold of his role in the team. If he gets hold of his role and plays accordingly, I am sure he will be one of the biggest match-winners and the best finisher for India in the World Cup.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (image: BCCI)

He has got the ability and we need to back him,” Prasad said. Prasad gets delighted that Suryakumar has the clarity on what he needed over his role in the ODI team from skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid.

“What Rohit and Dravid have now done is fantastic, probably they have given him role clarity. That will definitely help him because that (the finisher’s role) is the situation he enjoys the most.

I am sure that would be a huge relief to Suryakumar and he can also start planning accordingly,” he asserted.

Suryakumar Yadav made his debut in the ODI format in July 2021 and he had played a number of ODIs for India. He has backed the team in the ODI format, but he has to prove his worth to the selectors and team management.

In 26 ODIs so far, the Mumbai star has managed to score only 511 runs at an average of 24. His performance in the 50-over format this year has been anything but promising.

During the three-match ODI series against Australia at home in March this year, he was out for a duck in all the matches.

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