Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best Indian players in shorter formats of the game.

Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best Indian players in shorter formats of the game. After waiting in the wings for years, he was finally given a chance to prove himself in international cricket, and he batted exceptionally well against England.

Sanjay Manjrekar feels Suryakumar Yadav should bat at No.3 in the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli has already stated that he would open for the national side in the show-piece event. “Yes, I think he (Surya) is one of the front-runners (for the No. 3 spot), especially with the news coming out that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are going to be India’s openers. There could be a number three slot open for me,” Manjrekar said during a virtual interaction with Sony Sports Network.

According to former India player, Surya can score runs even on good balls. “I don’t know what plan they have with (KL) Rahul, there certainly is a place for someone like Suryakumar Yadav. I have rarely seen somebody bat like that in the IPL for the whole season and even more, the kind of batsmanship we have seen.

“And that makes him an ideal number three, he can hit good balls for fours, certainly one of the options,” he added.

The No.3 spot was occupied by Virat Kohli but he promoted himself as an opener and allowed SKY to play one-down in the T20I series against England.

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