IPL 2023: They need to hold Suryakumar Yadav's bat from behind or hold his legs, such is his form, says Zaheer Khan
Set a challenging 200 for victory, MI stormed home in 16.3 overs and won by six wickets. Nehal Wadhera, too, delivered a superb performance with the bat, hitting an unbeaten 52 off 34 balls. His knock was laced with four boundaries and three sixes. Earlier, RCB had done well to reach 199/6, thanks largely to skipper Faf du Plessis' 65 (41b) and Glenn Maxwell's 68 (33b).
IPL 2023: Suryakumar, Rana and Hrithik Shokeen fined for breach of code of conduct during MI-KKR clash
Suryakumar, making his IPL captaincy debut through Sunday's match and scored a 25-ball 43, was fined after Mumbai maintained a slow over-rate. As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, he was fined Rs. 12 lakhs.
Innings against New Zealand is surely one very close to my heart: Suryakumar Yadav
"The innings against New Zealand at Bay Oval is surely one very close to my heart, most importantly because we won the match. 2022 has been nothing short of a dream run and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you guys for always showing immense love and support. Looking forward to this year, especially the ODI World Cup at home and hoping to win it for the country," SKY said after winning the ESPNCricinfo Men's T20i Batting Performance of the Year.
He is learning the 50-over game: Dravid shrugs off concerns about Suryakumar's poor form
"Obviously, it's unfortunate for Shreyas to get injured -- he's one of those guys we think will bat for us at No.4 and he has been given a lot of time in that position. Not really concerned so much about Suryakumar. You have got two first-ballers against two pretty good balls," Dravid said in the pre-match presser of the series decider.
Ind vs Aus: SKY needs to be sharper in first couple of balls, feels Aaron Finch
SKY has had a tough time against Australia in the ODI series. He was dismissed twice by seamer Mitchell Starc in the first ball of his innings, resulting in two golden ducks in two matches. "Suryakumar got two beauties from Mitchell Starc. But he knows where he would have been bowling, he's got to be sharper than that in the first couple of balls," Finch told Star Sports.
Suryakumar Yadav in ODIs is a non-negotiable, can be tried at number six: Dinesh Karthik
In both the ODIs between India and Australia, Suryakumar was trapped lbw by inswingers from left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc on the very first ball he faced in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam. In his last nine innings in ODIs, Suryakumar has made only 110 runs, with doubts being raised on whether he can replicate his T20I blitzkriegs in a 50-over format.
BGT: SKY is an option if India wants to play with attacking mindset, feels JP Duminy
"Suryakumar Yadav, probably one of the most exciting players in India now and yeah, I think from where Test cricket is going, I think, as a country you need to decide what sort of brand of cricket that you're going to be playing? And if it is that sort of attacking mindset, then I think he becomes an option," said Duminy, head coach of Paarl Royals in the SA20, South Africa's new T20 cricket league.