T20 World Cup 2022: Kohli is still the master and now has an apprentice in Suryakumar- Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain also picked his standout performers from Indian camp.

Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav | Getty Images

Nasser Hussain has named his standout performers from Team India so far at the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 ahead of their semi-final clash against England on Thursday (November 10) at Adelaide Oval.

The former England captain was immensely impressed with Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, and Arshdeep Singh’s performances so far for India in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Notably, Kohli is the leading run-scorer with 245 runs, while Suryakumar is the third-highest run-getter in the tournament with 225 runs. Praising the duo, Hussain said that Kohli is still the master and now he has an apprentice in Suryakumar.

Well, the trio is expected to play an important role in the second semi-final against England in Adelaide.

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Nasser Hussain wrote in his column for the Daily Mail, “India’s dynamism will come at three and four where Virat Kohli is still the master and now has a considerable apprentice in SKY. I don’t think I have ever seen a better white-ball inning than the one Kohli played against Pakistan in the group stage at Melbourne. The way he paced his innings as well as some of the shots he played at the end — like hitting Haris Rauf straight back over his head for six — were remarkable.”

Hailing Surya, the former England captain wrote: “SKY is a freakish talent. The term ‘a 360-degree player’ can be overused but it is true in his case. He hits balls from outside off-stump over deep square leg for six. He has wrists and levers that strike the ball in incredibly unusual areas.

And he has power, bat speed and all the things a modern white-ball player needs. It is hard to find any weakness but his (SKY’s) record against slow left-arm spin is the only thing that doesn’t really stand out. In the last couple of years Sky averages 29 and strikes at 120 against slow left-armers.”

On the other hand, Arshdeep has snared 10 wickets in 5 matches at the T20 World Cup 2022, and the commentator said that the young pacer was brilliant with the new ball so far.

Hussain signed off by saying on India’s bowling attack, “As for India’s bowling, Arshdeep Singh has been brilliant with the new ball and gives India that left-arm variation while the clash between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jos Buttler and Alex Hales at the top will be key.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 09 Nov, 2022

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