Wasim Jaffer, former India and Mumbai opener, said that Suryakumar Yadav requires a few more matches adapt the 50-over format.
He is currently top ranked batter in T20 Internationals, Jaffer believes that because the middle-order batter has recently focused primarily on T20Is, he needs to learn the 50-over format.
“I think he is just used to playing the T20 format. He knows there’s not much time in T20 cricket, but you do have that in 50 overs, so he needs to understand it. He hasn’t played a lot of 50-over cricket, but he will get used to it after a few more games,” Jaffer told ESPNcricinfo.
He knows how to build an innings: Jaffer
“He looked like a million-dollar player. He had a start before a very soft dismissal, but it’s better if he starts his innings close to the 30-over mark. However, it gives him time to play until 35-40 overs, and then he can play as he does in T20 cricket. So, ideally, if he comes near the 30-over mark, it will suit him and India because that’s how he plays in T20 cricket. Sometimes it can get confusing when players get a lot of overs, but he is a quality player. He played for Mumbai in first-class cricket at number four, so he knows how to build an innings. So, he is not new to the role,” Jaffer added.