Manjrekar backs Suryakumar Yadav as Indian number 3 in T20I World cup
The T20I world cup is roughly 3 months away and is to be played in UAE. India does possess lots of batting talents and therefore it is still unclear about the best possible batting lineup with so many capable candidates especially in the middle order. Manjrekar backs Suryakumar Yadav as Indian number 3 in T20I World cup.
Virat Kohli has expressed his desire before IPL that he may open the batting with Rohit Sharma in the world cup. Likewise was opening for RCB in IPL. Taking the cue from this, Sanjay Manjrekar feels that with Kohli willing to open. The number 3 spot should go to Surya Kumar Yadav. Sanjay was highly impressed with the way SKY as Surya is called, has batted for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He has been consistent and scored at a great rate playing sparkling shots and has also been at his best in domestic cricket.
With KL Rahul being another strong number 3 candidate, a lot will depend on how Surya bats in the Srilankan games. A good performance in the forthcoming series will surely seal the number 3 spot for him in T20Is .