IPL 2024: How Suryakumar Yadav eased comeback concerns ahead of T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India


New Delhi: Indian concern Surya Kumar YadavThere is a return to action before. T20 World Cup June ended as the Mumbai Indians batsman swept the nets with a blistering fifty in Thursday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) clash.
Surya Kumar, the top-ranked batsman in T20 Internationals, missed Mumbai’s opening three games of the season while recovering from surgery for a sports hernia and ankle injury.
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Although the 33-year-old is almost certain to make the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies, he was dismissed for a wicket in his opening game of the season for Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
But in Thursday’s home game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Surya Kumar was back to his best, scoring a 19-ball 52 in an innings that included four sixes.
Mumbai took control. Jasprit Bumrah (5-21) held Bangalore to 196-8. Ishan Kishan (69) And Rohit Sharma (38) scored 101 runs in nine overs.


“Chasing (almost) 200 at Wankhede, it’s important to know if there’s a dew factor,” Surya Kumar said after Mumbai cruised to a seven-wicket victory with 27 balls to spare.
“If that’s the case, you have to take your chances and that’s what we did today.
“When we passed the 10th over, the game was set by Ishan and Rohit. We knew we had to finish early for that net run rate.”

A sliced ​​six off Race Topley at deep point and a scoop beyond the off-stump that reached the fine-leg boundary were among Surya Kumar’s unorthodox shot-making displays.
“I practice those shots a lot, it’s in my muscle memory now,” he said.
Bumrah was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling, and Surya Kumar is happy to have him in the same team.
“It’s been two to three years since I never batted against Jasprit in the nets,” Suriya Kumar said of his Mumbai and India teammate.
“Either he breaks my bat, or my foot.”
(with input from Reuters)

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