IND vs HKG: Hong Kong show no intent in Rahul; What India needs to fix? | KL Rahul lacks intent, while Suryakumar once again shines for India against Hongkong

Next, Kohli, Rahul’s partner, is also careful to regain his form, so the run-rate at the start has fallen altogether. They had to struggle to protect their wicket against the spinners. Especially, the spin of Esaan Khan and Murtaza strained the alliance. Aisan’s bowling was reminiscent of Saqlain Mustaq, Murtaza slowed down and made it even harder to score runs. Even at the end of 10 overs only 70 runs had been scored. Rahul, who faced 33% of the balls in the match, added only 19% of the runs to the team’s score. It is this gap that has made India look for openers like Surya and Bundy among others.

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli | IND vs HKG

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli | IND vs HKG
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India’s score was just 94 when Rahul got out trying to play a sweep shot in the 13th over. Suryakumar came in only with seven overs left. In fact, it was only after his arrival that the field itself came to life. The competition also began to heat up. Kohli also slightly increased his strike rate after that. A glimpse of the old wicketkeeper, who had been looking for days, could be seen in a few shots and his half-century arrived. This is Kohli’s highest T20 score since March 2021 (59).

Slow wicket, balls not coming to bat, these are all the platitudes of other batsmen. For Suryakumar, the field is out of syllabus for him. Ponting says that when he bowls, he doesn’t see the fielders, only the gap in the middle. Neither Surya nor the fielders see any gaps. Only the ball and the boundary line are visible to the eyes. That and his entire innings was a parade of unorthodox shots like Gully plays in cricket. 130 was a good score of 170 on the first innings pitch, and his runs at a strike rate of 261 brought the target to 193. Just as Hardik is India’s treasure, so is Suriya.

Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav | IND vs HKG

Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav | IND vs HKG

Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav | IND vs HKG

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