Suryakumar has scored three half-centuries in five matches in this tournament and on a few occasions, the game of veteran Virat Kohli has also looked ordinary in front of his batting.
Adelaide. Suryakumar Yadav, one of the best batsmen in the ongoing T20 World Cup, has had the benefit of playing freely without pressure, but England captain Jos Buttler feels he needs just one chance to make it to the semi-finals on Thursday. Suryakumar has scored three half-centuries in five matches in this tournament and on a few occasions, the game of veteran Virat Kohli has also looked ordinary in front of his batting. “It’s great to watch his batting,” Butler said here on the eve of Wednesday’s game. I think he is someone who has probably been the best batsman in the tournament so far. The England captain said: “But as with any batsman in the world, there is a need for a chance to take wickets. We have to find a way to do that.”
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Butler, who has been a close observer of Suryakumar in the IPL, believes that the secret to Suryakumar’s success is batting without pressure. The England captain said: “His biggest strength is that he plays with complete freedom. Obviously he has all the shots, but he creates opportunities himself to play all kinds of shots. Buttler praised Suryakumar and said his team did not can afford to plan only one batsman against India.“It would be a mistake to think only of Suryakumar. I think he has some other great players as well.” Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dismissed Butler five times in T20 Internationals and the England opener has scored 30 off 32 balls against the Indian bowler. Butler is hopeful that he will be able to overcome Bhuvneshwar’s challenge in the semi-finals.
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Butler said I am not afraid of any bowler. I leave well prepared. I want to play the ball according to its ability and not the bowler.” The boundary line is short of the pitch at the Adelaide ground and Butler said his team will have to make strategic changes accordingly. Clearly, the strategy here will be a little different, he said. The distance to the boundary matters on the ground where we play. In such a situation, there has to be a balance between bowling and batting. Butler dismissed the fact that the Indian team is not as strong as before. He said, “No, not at all. I think India is a very, very strong team. I think the Indian team has been consistently strong for a long time.
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