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“Probably the best hitter T20”: South Africa Pacer on Suryakumar Yadav


Suryakumar YadavExtremely powerful and powerful hits have made him one of the most feared T20 smashers of the moment and South Africa’s all-rounder Wayne Parnell said pitchers will have to stay strong and focused while handling him. Surya shot 33 50-balls in India’s eight-goal win over South Africa on a tough track in the opening match.

“Personally from what I’ve been watching over the last few months, I think he’s probably the best T20 hitter at the moment. He scores 360 degrees, which is very difficult for pitchers to hit. guard,” he said on the eve of Seconds and the series’ penultimate T20I.

“It’s about being strong and focusing on each ball. He’s allowed to play good shots, but the other day he was lucky too. He’s definitely a guy that I’ve enjoyed watching for a few months. over. He’s definitely good at cricket,” Parnell said.

Parnell stressed that their failed performance in the first T20I was a misnomer and there is no need to panic ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“It’s just one of those things. It’s not a good T20 racquet and they bowl really well, but our players have been world class over the last few years so there’s nothing to worry about. quiet,” he said.

In their meek performance in powerplay when they stuttered 9 to 5, Parnell said, “It was actually a bit of a Catch-22 situation. Surely experience tells you that the new ball wobbles, so you have to see the first one. – twice.” “We have to credit the Indian athletes who played bowling really well. We’ll have to determine how to counter that in the second game. .” Kagiso Rabada and Parnell got the right length but liked Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi performed badly in the first game when the away team looked like a lack of energy.

“Competition is good for positions. Every fast pitcher is different and has different skill sets. That’s a positive sign for us. It also means when we have any problems. under any specific conditions, we can play certain fast pitchers. I think personally having the diversity that we have is really exciting,” he said.

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Regarding the preparations for the World Cup, he said: “Things have been very good the last few months. We were here in June, then went on a tour of the UK, came back here again before arriving. Australia. Everyone is in very good spirits and looking forward to the next couple of T20Is and ODI.”

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