Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav hinted about all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer bowling in the second T20I match against New Zealand.
India won the first T20I match by five wickets after a solid cap against the T20 World Cup runners-up at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Suryakumar led India’s chase with a blistering 62 off 40 balls, which included six fours and three sixes at the strike rate of 155.
Venkatesh Iyer has been really working hard in the net session: Suryakumar Yadav
Venkatesh Iyer, who made his international debut in the first T20I, scored four coming to bat at No.6. The lanky all-rounder wasn’t required to bowl as Indian skipper Rohit Sharma made full use of his five main bowlers and bowled them with the full quota of overs.
Suryakumar, who was adjudged as the player of the match, said Iyer has been bowling in net sessions, and he might be seen bowling in the coming fixtures.
“He has been really working hard in the net session. I have been watching him in the last two net sessions, before batting, he was bowling a lot with Paras [Mhambrey] and also having a lot of discussions with Rohit also,” Suryakumar said in the post-match presentation.
“So you will surely see him in action. Today, I didn’t think there wasn’t any need for him to bowl because Rohit used all his bowlers really well and you will surely see him bowl in the coming games,” he added.
Franchise cricket is completely different: Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar, who plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL, said that franchise cricket is completely different from the international stage as a player is required to be more flexible.
“I feel franchise cricket is completely different when you come to the Indian team you got to be really flexible in your batting order. You have to be ready to bat at any position,” Suryakumar asserted.
India play the second T20I against New Zealand on November 19 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.