Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra reckons that Mumbai Indians’ (MI) star batter Suryakumar Yadav could be a bit rusty if he performs in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old has not performed any aggressive cricket for the reason that third T20I in opposition to West Indies in Kolkata in February. He suffered a finger harm in the course of the collection and has been out of motion since.
Suryakumar is prone to substitute Anmolpreet Singh within the MI line-up for the match in opposition to KKR on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation (MCA) Stadium in Pune. Nevertheless, in keeping with Chopra, issues may not be as simple for the prolific batter upon his return to the workforce. Talking on his YouTube channel, he defined:
“Suryakumar Yadav is accessible. He may are available for Anmolpreet Singh. However I really feel Suryakumar Yadav could be a bit rusty as a result of he hasn’t performed for some time. He’s a high quality participant however he will likely be up in opposition to a high quality bowling line-up. He might want to discover some rhythm.”
Earlier than getting injured, the right-handed batter had a powerful limited-overs collection in opposition to the Windies at dwelling. He registered scores of 34*, 64 and eight within the ODIs and 34*, eight and 65 within the T20Is.
“Tilak Varma has been completely sensational” – Aakash Chopra on MI’s younger batting star
Whereas Mumbai are but to style victory in IPL 2022, younger batter Tilak Varma has impressed many along with his optimistic strokeplay. The 19-year-old scored 22 off 15 balls in opposition to the Delhi Capitals (DC) earlier than hammering 61 off 33 deliveries in opposition to a robust Rajasthan Royals (RR) bowling assault.
Praising the aggressive left-handed batter, Chopra stated:
“Tilak Varma has been completely sensational. There is no such thing as a doubt about that. I’m actually trying ahead to a different spectacular efficiency from him.”
He additionally pointed to the great type of opener Ishan Kishan whereas including that Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma is predicted to come back good in opposition to KKR. The 44-year-old acknowledged:
“Ishan Kishan is taking part in very well. He has scored runs in each the video games Mumbai have performed to this point. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 40 in one of many two video games and acquired out early within the different. However you anticipate him to fireside.”
Kishan hammered an unbeaten 81 off 48 balls in opposition to DC and adopted it up with 54 off 43 deliveries in opposition to RR. Rohit, in the meantime, contributed 41 off 32 versus Delhi earlier than falling for 10 in opposition to Rajasthan.