WI vs IND: Opening With Suryakumar Yadav Makes No Sense: Aakash Chopra

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Many fans were shocked by Team India’s choice to promote Suryakumar Yadav to open in the ongoing India vs West Indies T20 series. Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India, is shocked by the team’s choice to use Yadav as an opener.

Chopra believes that trying Suryakumar as an opener makes no sense given the continuing discussion about the opening issue. In his first two appearances at the top of the order, he scored 24 and 11.

Chopra questioned why there are “different regulations” for different players during a YouTube collaboration with Star Sports presenter Jatin Sapru. He believes that flexibility also allows Rohit Sharma to slide to No. 5 and Dinesh Karthik to start the inning.

Aakash Chopra. (Photo: Twitter)

Why There Are Different Rules For Different Players: Aakash Chopra

“My second opinion is that, why don’t you open with Dinesh Karthik? Why Rohit Sharma doesn’t go at No.5. See, that is my point. Why different rules for different players?

“It’s a little too much [on opening conundrum]. [It] makes no sense [Suryakumar Yadav at the top] because you opened with Rishabh Pant in England.

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

The best-case scenario can be Surya scoring three centuries in the next three matches. The worst-case scenario could be him scoring just 30 runs in three games. So, the batter would manage around 60 runs in the entire T20 series,” he added.

It comes after below-par performances in ODIs. So, suddenly, the game is all about confidence. If you snatched away the confidence of the batter, then what did you actually gain?” Chopra wondered.

Regardless of where he bats in the game, Surykumar Yadav is under increasing pressure to perform.

In his last eight games played in white-ball formats, he has failed to produce a big inning.

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