‘Hope he doesn't get a big score against England’ - England’s incumbent assistant coach Michael Hussey on flamboyant India batter
Suryakumar Yadav scored 61* off just 25 balls against Zimbabwe in India's last match of the Super 12 stage.
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Rohit Sharma's India and Jos Buttler's England are to cross swords in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Men in Blue have been sensational, both with the bat and the ball with some of their players performing at a top level.
India's Suryakumar Yadav is one of the batters who have been biffing the ball really hard and scoring runs consistently. Surya has been terrific with his swashbuckling knocks and has won games for India in the ongoing World Cup. In just five innings, the flamboyant right-hander has 225 runs under his belt at a batting average of 75.00.
Ahead of the much-anticipated semi-finals, former Australia cricketer and England’s incumbent assistant coach Michael Hussey mentioned that the right-hander is a delight to watch but wants him to remain silent with the bat in the clash against the Three Lions.
"He's been sensational and has been doing it for a number of years in the IPL. And now to do it consistently at the highest level, it's great to watch. Personally, love watching him bat. Obviously, I hope he doesn't get a big score against England on Thursday (laughs)," said Hussey to Sportstar.
We have to be close to challenge them: Michael Hussey
While England have been lethal in their own ways in the competition, the former Australian southpaw believes the Three Lions will need to get ‘close’ to challenging the Men in Blue.
"India are a fantastic team, and we knew that coming into the tournament. We have to be very close to our best to really challenge them and win the match. And maybe, it'll just be one or two little things. Whether they go for us or they go against us could be the difference between winning and losing the match," Hussey added.
"It's going to be a great spectacle - two fantastic teams and they'll both be going as hard as they possibly can. It's the World Cup semi-final, and that prize to make it to the final at the MCG is pretty motivating. So, it should be a great contest,” he concluded.
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