New Delhi: Indian star batter Suryakumar Yadav was seen in new avatar in the second T20 match against New Zealand in Lucknow. This time, the T20 specialist played a role of a finisher for Men in Blue. His slow but match-winning-knock helped India to level the series.
Suryakumar Yadav now has the chance of breaking the record of Virat Kohli at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmadabad. If Suryakumar Yadav scores 52 runs in the match, he will break Virat Kohli’s record and leave him behind.
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Suryakumar Yadav can surpass Virat Kohli
Indian trailblazer Virat Kohli has scored 311 runs in the T20 format against New Zealand while, Surya is at 10th position in the list of batters who have scored the most runs in T20 against the Kiwis.
He has played a total of 7 T20 International matches against New Zealand so far, scoring 260 runs at a strike rate of 151.16. In such a situation, if he scores 52 runs in the third match, he will surpass Virat Kohli among the Indian batsmen who have scored the most runs against New Zealand.
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Rohit Sharma record against New Zealand
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma holds the record of most runs in the T20 format against the blackcaps. The opener has played 17 matches against the Kiwi team, scoring 511 runs at an average of 34.06.
Will team India play Prithvi Shaw?
Team India has reached Ahmedabad for the third match. This is the do or die match for both the teams who have won 1-1 match. After the poor performance from both the openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan, team India will look for trying different opening options. Prithvi Shaw may get a chance in place of Ishaan Kishan or Shubman Gill.
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