Suryakumar Yadav expresses his excitement after starting his first practice session for the T20 WC in Australia
Rohit Sharma-drove Team India arrived in Australia on Thursday to begin their preparation for the T20 World Cup and in a video posted by BCCI, Suryakumar talked about his first practice session in Australia ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma-drove Team India arrived in Australia on Thursday to begin their preparation for the T20 World Cup.
The side will play two practice matches against Western Australia on October 10 and 13 and then after that, the side will face Australia and New Zealand in the warm-up games ahead of the mega event.
Suryakumar Yadav, the No.2 ranked batter in ICC T20I Rankings, is one of the most destructive hitters going around in world cricket, and in a matter of one year; he has turned into the lynchpin of India’s batting in the shortest format.
In a video posted by BCCI, Suryakumar talked about his first practice session in Australia ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“I was looking forward to coming here and attending the first practice session, going on the ground, having a walk and run, and feeling what it is like here. The first net session was also amazing. Just wanted to feel how the pace of the wicket is, how the bounce is,”said Suryakumar.
“Obviously, starting a little slow. There were butterflies and there was excitement, at the same time, you also need to see how you bring yourself into this atmosphere. I am excited but at the same time, it is important to follow your routines,”he added.
Further talking about the net session, the right-handed batter said:
“At the time of the practice, I feel, the bounce on the wicket, the pace of the wicket, and people talk about ground dimensions in Australia. It is important to read your game plan on how to score runs on these wickets. All these things are very important. Good conditions, really looking forward.”
India will play their first match of the tournament on October 23 against arch-rival Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The fans are eagerly waiting for the clash while all eyes will be on Babar Azam and Virat Kohli’s form.
India Squad for World Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby Players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan Squad for World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir. Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.