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India vs New Zealand 2021: “Before hitting the ball, Venkatesh Iyer bowled a lot with Paras sir and discussed with Rohit”

Indian hitter Suryakumar Yadav has revealed that newcomer Venkatesh Iyer has been working on his bowling game during his most recent net practice sessions. NS Rahul Dravid The era started in style as the Men in Blue beat New Zealand by five goals in their first T20I match on Wednesday.

With Hardik Pandya battling an injury, India has been yearning for an all-round bowler since late 2019. Iyer was asked to fill that role after a strong performance at IPL 2021. , but the 26-year-old player did not ‘. I don’t have to roll my hands in Jaipur.

Suryakumar Yadav mentioned that the Madhya Pradesh lad had been bowling over the net under the guidance of new bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and was also spotted chatting with the captain Rohit Sharma.

“He’s been working hard here in net sessions, I’ve been following the last two net sessions. Before hitting the ball, he did a lot of bowling with Paras sir and also had a lot of discussions with Rohit. So you will surely him in action. I don’t think he needed to pitch today because Rohit used all his pitchers very well. You will definitely see him in the next matches,” Suryakumar said ahead of time Sportskeeda query in the post-match press conference.

Chasing 165, Surya laid the perfect foundation with a 40-ball 62 before Rishabh Pant (17 * off 17) tried to seal the victory with two spare balls.


“When it comes to the Indian team, you have to be ready to fight in any position” – Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav (R) has now scored for three and a half centuries in seven innings T20I [Credits: BCCI]
Suryakumar Yadav (R) has now scored for three and a half centuries in seven innings T20I [Credits: BCCI]

Along with the leadership reshuffle, India has established a new-looking middle order in which players are looking to consolidate their positions. The frequent openers that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul play mean the two Iyers – Venkatesh and Shreyas – have to beat lower than their usual positions.

Suryakumar Yadav cleared up the air around hitting the ball out of position, saying the players had to adjust to the new role playing for the national team, which is a mix of the best players from the concession franchise and domestic cricket.

“First, the cricket franchise is completely different. When you come to the Indian team you have to be really flexible with your batting order, you have to be ready to hit the ball in any position. For example, Venkatesh opens up in the cricket franchise, and here he has another role that I feel very good about. So you have to be ready, when you come to the Indian team you have to put yourself on the team,” added Suryakumar, Player of the Match.

Suryakumar added that hitting the ball becomes a bit more difficult during the gripping stages of the game.

“Talking about hitting the death ball, I felt the racquet caught the ball a bit slow, the ball was also a bit soft at the end of the game. So it’s very difficult to hit the big shots, but they keep their cool and are really happy to be on the winning side,” he concluded.

India and New Zealand will head to Ranchi tomorrow to play the second T20I on November 19 (Friday). The final rubber game is scheduled to be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.



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