ENG vs IND: ‘Morale is high in both teams’, says Suryakumar Yadav ahead of ODI series decider against England
ENG vs IND: India batter Suryakumar Yadav said that his team is eager for the decisive match because the three-match series versus England is tied at one match each.
“We are not thinking too much about the game. The T20I series concluded and we won. We are excited for the 3rd ODI. It’s a beautiful ground and wicket as well. We will play our best,” said Suryakumar Yadav in a pre-match press conference.
Following his heroic 117 in the final game of a three-T20I series against England, Suryakumar Yadav has climbed 44 spots in the ICC rankings to a career-high fifth position.
In the third Twenty20 International against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, the right-handed batsman scored a triple digit total. His outstanding innings, which included 14 boundaries and 6 sixes, totaled 117 (55).
Talking about his century in the last T20I, the right-handed batter said, “You get motivation from the applause to do well. As I said that I scored 100 and it was special for me. And at the same time, we had an opportunity to win. How can I do better on the ground and improve that is really important for me. When people praise you on your achievements, you get a motivation to do well.”
Suryakumar praised skipper Rohit Sharma for his captaincy and said, “Rohit always tells me what can I add to my game and talks about my performance.”
Reece Topley, an English bowler, claimed six wickets in the second ODI to help his team defeat the Men in Blue by a score of 100 runs, even the series at 1-1 and forcing a decider.
On Sunday, the third one-day match between the two sides will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester.
“At this time morale is high in both teams because both are playing very good cricket. As you saw in the T20, England played good cricket there and we also played some fine games. And even in ODIs, we played a good game in the first match, they (England) also did well. Now in the series decider, the morale of both teams will be high. And the energy from both sides will be good in the match. So we are waiting for tomorrow’s match,” Yadav said.
In the second ODI against the Three Lions, Yadav entered at No. 5 and scored 27(29), chopping one onto his stumps.
“When people expect you or wait for you to play a good inning you get motivation from that. Because the more runs you score, it will make India win the match. In any game you play, there always will be pressure. If you can perform under pressure on the ground and make the team win the game then that is the biggest happiness,” he said.
“In 3 or 4 years, I tried to improve by reading my game, how and in which areas can I make runs and what will be my next step, by continuously training,” he added.