Surya should finish third in World Cup, Lara wants finals between India and West Indies

New Delhi . Expressing his desire for a final between India and West Indies in the T20 World Cup to be held next month, great cricketer Brian Lara has said that Suryakumar Yadav should bat at number three for India. Lara also said that the World Cup final between India and West Indies will compensate for the mistake made in 2007 when the hosts had to suffer a lot due to India’s early exit in the ODI World Cup held in West Indies. India has kept captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the team while youngsters like Shubman Gill and Rinku Singh are in the reserve. Suryakumar is in the main team.

“My advice would be to field Suryakumar Yadav at number three,” Lara said in a conversation with PTI editors organized by Star Sports here. He is one of the greatest batsmen of T20 cricket. If you talk to players like Sir Viv, he will tell you how he was desperate to bat.” He said, ”I feel the same with Suryakumar. It is important to take him down quickly and if he is 10. If he plays 15 overs, he can do wonders. He said, “If you field him early, he will put you in a winning position and will help you win if you bat later.” Suryakumar usually bats at number four and Kohli at number three.

Lara, who was commentating in the IPL, said that there could be a final between India and West Indies which would compensate for the tragedy of the 2007 World Cup when the Indian team was eliminated in the first round. He said, “West Indies should do well.” They have many stars who can do well as a team. The Indian team will also be in the semi-finals despite all the uproar regarding the selection. Lara said, “The England team likes West Indies very much. England will also be in the last four and Afghanistan can reach the fourth place as a darkhorse. He said, “The final between India and West Indies will compensate for the mistakes made in the past.” India could not reach the second round in 2007 and we had to suffer the consequences of this. We do not want this to happen again, so there should be a final between India and West Indies in which the better team wins.

India have selected four spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, two of whom are all-rounders. Lara said, “I would not like to say much about having four spinners.” But I don’t think all four spinners will play. I am happy that Chahal is in the team. He is not only an IPL star but also bowls with great concentration. Kuldeep too. He will get you wickets and will also control the run rate.” Amidst the discussion about Kohli’s strike rate, Lara said, ”You definitely need a player like Virat in the playing eleven.

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