New Delhi: Team India won by 38 runs in the first T20 match played between India and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. With this, the Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the heroes of this victory.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the legendary bowlers of India but young player Suryakumar Yadav has made everyone his admirer with his performance.
Suryakumar’s scintillating performance
Suryakumar Yadav scored 50 runs in 34 balls in the first T20 against Sri Lanka. During this innings, he hit 5 fours and 2 brilliant sixes. His strike rate was 147.06. During this, he also broke the record of former India player Gautam Gambhir.
Suryakumar Yadav has played four T20 matches for India so far and in his three innings he has scored 139 runs at an average of 46.33. At the same time, Gambhir scored 109 runs in his first three innings for India. Now Suryakumar has become the highest run-scorer for India in the first three innings of his T20 International cricket career. In such a situation, it would not be wrong to say that Suryakumar is emerging as a great player in the middle order of Team India.
Suryakumar will cut this player’s card in T20 World Cup!
If Suryakumar Yadav continues to bat like this, then he is sure to play in the T20 World Cup. He is in excellent form right now. This young player bats in the middle order, so Suryakumar Yadav can be included in the team instead of Team India’s star player and Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer has been out of cricket for a long time due to injury. He was also out of IPL 2021 for the same reason and in his place Pant was given the captaincy of Delhi. In such a situation, instead of Iyer, Suryakumar seems to be confirmed in the team.
India won the first T20 by 38 runs
In the match, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Coming to bat first, Team India scored 164 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. In this match, Suryakumar Yadav played the highest innings of 50 runs for India. At the same time, captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 46 runs. Chasing the target of 165 runs, Sri Lanka’s team could not even play the full 20 overs and were reduced to 18.3 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets for India. Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets. While Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya and Kunal Pandya took one wicket each.