Indian Cricket Team have begun its preparation for the T20 World Cup 2022. After having a couple of practice sessions, they are currently clashing with West Australian XI in a warmup fixture at the WACA Cricket Ground in Perth on Monday (October 10).
Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav continued his purple patch even in the warmup game as he smashed 52 off 35 balls with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. The Men in Blue batted first and had a poor start as they lost skipper Rohit Sharma (3), and Rishabh Pant (9) early.
However, after that Deepak Hooda played a cameo of 22 runs along with Hardik Pandya, who scored 27 runs before Dinesh Karthik scored unbeaten 19 runs to help India post a total of 158/6 in their quota of 6 overs.
The pick of the batters for India was none other than Suryakumar Yadav, who yet again shined for his team. However, the main highlight of his innings was his shot to reach his half-century. He smashed the short ball over third man region, which made fans at the stadium chant his name. Notably, he has three fifties in consecutive matches in his last five T20Is behind him.
Here’s the video:
The moment Suryakumar Yadav completed his fifty in the Warm-up match. pic.twitter.com/Gwb9GPc6pEAdvertisement
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“Few butterflies and a lot of excitement,” Suryakumar Yadav on his first visit to Australia
This will be the first time Suryakumar Yadav will play in Australia. He had a couple of practice sessions with the team before smashing a fifth in the warmup game and it seems he has gotten used to the conditions.
That's that from the practice match against Western Australia.#TeamIndia win by 13 runs.Advertisement
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Recently he was asked about his preparation and experience of being the first time to Australia. Replying to which he said:
“Obviously there were few butterflies and a lot of excitement, but at the same time, you also have to see how you put yourself in that atmosphere and how you peak at the right time. Yes, there’s excitement but it’s also important to follow the processes and routines. I just wanted to see what the pace of the wicket [is] and bounce, so I’m starting a little slow.