Suryakumar knows he has to perform well: Rohit Sharma

Batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who is struggling to find his rhythm in ODI cricket, knows that he has to perform well and the team management will give him frequent chances, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said on Sunday. Suryakumar could not even open the account in the first two ODIs against Australia. He could not even score a half-century in the last 16 ODI innings. His highest score is 34 not out against New Zealand.

Rohit said after the 10-wicket defeat in the second ODI, “We do not know about the return of Shreyas Iyer. If its place is empty, then we will bring down the sun. He has done very well in limited overs and I have said many times that whoever has the ability will get opportunities. I have said that players of potential should never feel that they are not given enough opportunities.

He said, “He got out early in the last two matches but he has to give seven eight or ten matches in a row to get more comfortable. Right now he is getting chances if someone is injured or not available. The job of the team management is to give opportunities to the players and when they feel that they are not comfortable or runs are not being scored, then they will think about it. We are not on that path right now.

Rohit also said that the team has got used to playing without pacer Jasprit Bumrah. He said, “Bumrah is not in the team for the last eight months. I am missing it but now it has become a habit. Now he is not available, so cannot keep thinking about him. I think Siraj, Shami, Shardul have bowled well. We also have Umran and Unadkat.

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