'And WhatsApp just dried up' - Nasser Hussain reveals how his strategy to find out Suryakumar Yadav's weakness backfired
Nasser Hussain has revealed how his strategy to figure out in-form Suryakumar Yadav's weakness backfired ahead of the second semifinal between India and England.
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Nasser Hussain has revealed how he tried his level best to figure out in-form batter Suryakumar Yadav’s weakness ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 second semifinal between India and England at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10.
Speaking about the interesting strategy, Hussain mentioned that he put a text on a WhatsApp group to people who were involved in preparation of the game to get more details about the Mumbai cricketer’s weakness. However, all he managed to get were 15 batting strengths of Yadav which left him amazed.
It was funny: Nasser Hussain
"It was funny. I sent the CricViz guys a request. They were doing some prep for the game. I said 'Come on, send me the strengths and weaknesses of Suryakumar Yadav. And on the WhatsApp group I got some 15 strengths - plays pace bowling well, spin well, hits through the square, scoops it more than any cricketer in the history of the game," Hussain said on Sky Sports.
"Maybe, someone like a Mahela Jayawardene is the only one who has scored more runs behind square than him. His strike-rate all around. And then I said, 'Ok, weaknesses? And the WhatsApp just dried up. The only one they had was slow left-arm spin. And England don't have one. Dawson is in the reserve and I can't see them calling him up. He was hobbling," he added.
Suryakumar Yadav is currently in the form of his life and the English bowlers need to come up with some smart strategies to get rid of the danger man early and put pressure on India. Yadav has registered three half-centuries to his name from five Super 12 fixtures and has also bagged the Player of the Match award twice. The current top-ranked T20I batter is the second highest-run getter for India behind the batting megastar Virat Kohli, having amassed 225 runs at an outstanding strike rate of 193.96.