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Suryakumar Yadav was determined to ‘crack the code’ in the most difficult format.

Suryakumar Yadav was determined to ‘crack the code’ in the most difficult format.

The right-handed hitter is part of the 18-man Asia Cup roster and appears certain to make the World Cup squad as well, but he understands he needs to reverse the tide in his favor.

Suryakumar, the world’s No. 1 T20 batter and a key cog for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, struggled to provide India with solidity in ODIs in the run-up to the World Cup, failing to record a single half-century in 20 matches between February 2022 and August 2023.

Suryakumar Yadav, who flopped in his ODI debut at No. 4, says he is motivated to “crack the code” of making runs in the game’s “most challenging” format.

Suryakumar, the world’s No. 1 T20 batter and a key component for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, struggled to offer India with steadiness in ODIs in the run-up to the World Cup, failing to record a single half-century in 20 appearances between February 2022 and August 2023.

Suryakumar was moved down to No. 6 in his last assignment in the Caribbean, and with chosen No. 4 choice Shreyas Iyer returning to the national team for the Asia Cup, ‘Sky’ may have to continue with his new post.

The right-handed hitter is part of the 18-man Asia Cup roster and appears certain to make the World Cup squad as well, but he understands he needs to reverse the tide in his favor.

“I feel the role that will be assigned to me, and I will try to maintain that role, even if it is a different role.” “But yeah, this is one format that I’m really looking forward to doing well in,” Suryakumar Yadav was cited by Star Sports as saying.

“Everyone is saying that ‘T20 is going good for me, both are white ball cricket but why I am not able to crack the code in the 50-over format’. But, I am doing my practice because according to me, this format is the most challenging one,” he said.

Suryakumar elaborates his outlook for ODI cricket as a mix of all three formats, admitting that balance is key in the 50-overs game.

“This is because you have to play like the other three formats here.” “First, set down with calmness and composure, then rotate the strike well, and finally, the T20 gameplay,” he stated.

Suryakumar offered more facts after India captain Rohit Sharma stated a few days ago that he was seeking assistance from players who have thrived in the format.

“Balance is very important in this format, which is why I’m doing a lot of practice and talking about it with Rahul (Dravid) sir, Rohit bhai, and Virat (Kohli) bhai.” “Hopefully, as the tournament progresses, I will crack the code,” he remarked.

“I’m just trying to keep my intent and approach consistent, because it’s critical to stick to your approach when playing this sport.” But I’m trying to make the best of a bad circumstance,” the 32-year-old stated.

Suryakumar claimed he always remains in “top gear” for someone who waltzes in shortly after a wicket falls.

“I’m always in top gear.” I am always excited when I am in the dugout because I am looking forward to the time when I shall bat. “I also have no problem if I get dismissed on the first ball because my preparation and excitement inside the dugout remain the same,” he remarked.

“Every time a wicket falls, my heart rate rises, so I always run into the crease because I feel good when my heart rate rises,” he explained.

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