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Suryakumar Yadav winning praise for captaincy efforts

Suryakumar Yadav winning praise for captaincy efforts

The bowler for India, Prasidh Krishna, has acknowledged that stand-in captain Suryakumar Yadav has made a significant contribution to his team’s stellar start to the Twenty20 International Series against Australia.

India defeated Australia for the second time in a row on Sunday in Thiruvananthapuram because to three crucial wickets taken by Krishna. The hosts now lead the five-match series 2-0 and will play in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup the following year.

Despite Suryakumar’s meagre 19 runs at bat in India’s 44-run triumph, Krishna thinks the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman is making an even bigger difference in his role as a stand-in skipper for Rohit Sharma.

“I think it shows in the way he (Suryakumar) bats is very similar in his captaincy as well,” Krishna said.

“He has faith in his players, encourages us all to pursue our goals, and stands by us to provide support in the event that something goes wrong.

“That’s been the name of the game and then that’s the word around freedom, go and execute your plans out there and everyone trusts each other in the team.”

It was up to the next group of Indian batsmen to shine after Suryakumar was removed cheaply in the second Twenty20 International. Half-centuries from Ruturaj Gaikwad (58), Yashasvi Jaiswal (53), and Ishan Kishan (52) enabled the hosts to achieve a substantial total of 235/4 from the allotted overs.

Australia’s response was a dismal failure, with star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell failing to replicate his exploits from the recent ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Ravi Bishnoi (3/32) and Krishna (3/41) made significant inroads with the new ball to help contain

While he acknowledged that the bowling unit had a hard time adjusting to the dew that fell on Greenfield Stadium at the end of the game, Krishna also stated that he learned a lot from playing for India in the World Cup.

“I learned so much from being in the World Cup squad,” Krishna remarked.

That has been the largest learning curve I have encountered since joining the team.

“I got to learn a lot the way people prepare the amount of information that you can take, looking at the surface, the situation, the condition, the batsman and all of those things.”

Tuesday’s third T20I match between Australia and India takes place in Guwahati.

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