Scott Styris
Scott Styris (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Scott Styris, a former all-rounder for New Zealand, believes Suryakumar Yadav drops to No. 4 because of his “seniority” even if he appears comfortable with India’s new opening combination.

In the third T20 against the Windies, Suryakumar Yadav’s quick performance, which included eight fours and four sixes, allowed the visitors to cruise to the target with an over to spare.

Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav scored an aggressive 76 as India defeated the West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20 international on Tuesday. The idea of using a right-handed batsman at the top is currently being evaluated and it appears to be successful. Yadav’s 360-batting style gave viewers a peek of India’s aggressive style in the 20-over format as he produced boundaries with ease.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Image: Twitter

His quick work, which included eight fours and four sixes, made sure the visitors in St. Kitts cruised to the goal with an over to spare. With an inside-out drive for a six and an unbelievable ramp shot, Yadav, who led the Indian chase, received a huge amount of applause for his unique stroke-play.

‘SKY might be down at number four’: Scott Styris

Suryakumar Yadav appears at ease in India’s new opening lineup, but Scott Styris believes he drops to No. 4 owing to “seniority.” KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are both absent from the current West Indies tour. While Rahul and Rohit bat at the top, Kohli takes the No. 3 spot, leaving Yadav in place at No. 4.

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“Well, highly good athletes typically do well regardless of the position they play. Therefore, I cannot say that I am surprised by the fact that he has done a terrific job of opening the batting, but what a dilemma to have. I am resentful and envious of India right now because of its problems,” Scott Styris said.

Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

“This is a first-world problem.” Should he open? Should he be at three? How difficult are things for you right now? But, yes, I think you will see some seniority step in here, which could mean SKY drops to fourth,” Scott Styris concluded.

India currently leads the 5Match T20 Series 2-1. The 4th T20 will be played on Saturday in Florida.

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