3 players who can replace Suryakumar Yadav for the 3rd ODI vs Australia
After becoming a hero to the eyes of the Indian cricket team fans with his scintillating batting performance in the T20 International (T20I) format, Suryakumar Yadav is now slowly slowly becoming a evil after his consistent failure in the longer formats, whether it is ODI or Test cricket.
Suryakumar Yadav took the world by storm with a astounding performance from the Mumbai batsman in the T20 format of the game. He was so vital for the Indian team in the shorter format that had he was not there in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India could have even faced another early exit.
But, as per the habit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), they decided to play in other formats as well because he was doing well in the short format. He included in the ODI team, that's understandable, but they even included him in Test team where a player needs lot of patience whereas Suryakumar Yadav's game is all about playing aggresive cricket.
In the ongoing series vs Australia, the Indian right-hand batsman has terribly failed in the both the opening 2 matches of the 3 match series. With middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer out because of injury, Suryakumar is getting an extended run in the playing XI but, in both the matches that he has played, he was dismissed for back-to-back Golden Duck.
The fans have lost their trust on the batter and now want him out of the Playing XI atleast for now. So today in this article, we take a look at 3 player who can replace Suryakumar Yadav for the 3rd ODI vs Australia. (Note that all the mentioned player are in no order and are in the Indian team squad for the series).
Wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan played the first match and was dropped for the 2nd match after captain Rohit Sharma returned to the team after missing the 1st ODI due to personal reason. Ishan Kishan has also not been good for the Indian team. Despite scoring a Double Hundred vs Bangladesh last year, he has struggled to score runs since then. But given the aggressive nature of the batter, he could be tried as a finisher coming in between number 4 to 6.
Now if the Indian team don't want a explosive middle-order batsman but a constructor, Shubman Gill is a brilliant option. The management have been thinking of using him as a middle-order batsman for long time in the Test cricket, but could be given a try in the 3rd ODI and maybe bring on Ishan Kishan to open with Rohit Sharma as the two have great chemistry given the two opens together for Mumbai Indians.
The current Indian cricket team's all-rounder Axar Patel is our wildcard pick to replace Suryakumar Yadav as a middle-order batsman for the 3rd ODI vs Australia. Patel has recently in good form with the bat. Though he is an all-rounder, but his prowess with the bat is greater than with tha ball. He is one of the top scorer for the team in the year 2023. Patel can be a inning constructor as well as a exploiter because of his qualities.