In the 19th match of IPL 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be locking horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium later in the day. The Sunrisers have been on a rampant run this season, registering three consecutive victories and are thus, placed at the top spot on the points table. On the other hand, the visiting Mumbai team has won two out of four games played in the tournament.
I have always enjoyed batting anywhere
Right-hand batsman Suryakumar Yadav was Mumbai Indians’ star performer in the previous edition, amassing a fabulous total of more than 500 runs. He played some fantastic innings while opening the batting last year. However, this season, he had to make do with his opening slot in order to accommodate skipper Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. He contributed with a significant half-century knock in the recent triumph against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
“I have always enjoyed batting anywhere because I have kept myself flexible. As you know, when I was with other franchises I have batted at all numbers. It is a different role but at number three it is close to opening as well, so I don’t see it any differently,” Suryakumar Yadav was quoted as saying ahead of the game against SRH.
Suryakumar noted that he is enjoying the big responsibility of batting at the No.3 position. He stated that he likes to provide a good platform for the lower order and provide some explosive firepower. “Rather I look at it in a way like I have a good responsibility on my shoulders, to play a grinding innings, give a good platform for the lower order and provide firepower,” he added.
We have been following their game
While speaking about the opposition, Yadav stated that they have been monitoring Sunrisers’ game pretty carefully. He also mentioned that they have made some plans, however, he reckoned that the visitors would want to concentrate on their own game rather than thinking about the opposition.
“We have been following their game and we have some plans for them but we are actually focussing on what we are doing good instead of focusing on them. The mood in the camp is really good, we have just won our home game. So we are focusing on our strong points, what we can do on the game day and take it from there,” concluded the MI batsman.