ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Suryakumar Yadav: A unnoticed talent to India’s middle-order mainstay

Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav may be ruled out of Mumbai Indians’ IPL opener against Delhi Capitals on March 27, 2022 Match No 2 as he is doubtful to fully recover from a hairline fracture on his thumb.

Suryakumar Yadav, one of the four retained by Mumbai Indians, got injured during the T20I series against West Indies and later missed the assignment against Sri Lanka.

BCCI sources said, “Suriya is currently doing his rehabilitation at the NCA. He is on his way to recovery, but it is likely that his participation in the opening match will be a real experience. On the condition of anonymity.”
“Therefor,e there is a possibility that the board’s medical team may advise him not to take the risk of playing as an opener,” he added.

SuryaKumar Yadav is the most important batsman for Mumbai Indians along with captain Rohit Sharma and his Rs 15.25 crore ‘retained’ Ishan Kishan. So, there is no way that even the Mumbai Indians team management will take any danger as they have a bigger picture to see.
Mumbai Indians have a long gap of five days after their first match and will next play with Rajasthan Royals on 2nd April 2022. It’s believed that a 360-degree power-hitter would be good to go by then.
“I think from the second MI game, he will be 100 percent match fit. If he doesn’t play the first game, it is likely more of a precautionary measure,” the source said.
Yadav was in fine form during the T20I series against West Indies, where he won the ‘Player of the Series’ award.