Wasim Akram said Suryakumar Yadav had “improved as a cricketer”.© AFP
With India set to their T20 World Cup 2021 Wasim Akram on Sunday praised Suryakumar Yadav for his batting ability and felt that the Mumbai Indians (MI) cricketer could play a crucial role for his team in the tournament. Talk about the Salaam Cricket Show at Sports Branch, Akram said that after the Powerplay over, Suryakumar could be India’s game changer and also felt that he had improved ‘as a cricketer’. “India have found a player in Suryakumar Yadav. I think he will change the game after the next six overs. I saw his shots. He was also with me at KKR, and now he has improved as a cricketer,” he said. said.
“He plays his shots, safe shots and does not stop. So, he has to go like he has played in his career,” he added.
Akram has also pointed to the improvement of Indian cricket over the past few years and attributed this to the investment in first class cricket.
“I did not follow Indian cricket too closely. Of course I watch the big matches. The way they won the Test series in Australia and then their performance in England. Indian cricket is undoubtedly high. All this is due to the investment in first-class cricket, and that is why so many young and promising players come through the ranks, ”he said.
India open their campaign against Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium and hope to achieve a victory. The outfit led by Virat Kohli played two warm-up matches (England and Australia) and won both matches.
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