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Suryakumar Yadav Opens Up On His ODI Struggles, Says Determined To 'Crack The Code"

Suryakumar Yadav has admitted that ODI cricket is the 'most challenging' format for him.

India's Suryakumar Yadav speaking in the post-match conference.
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'SKY' aka Suryakumar Yadav has admitted to that One-Day International Cricket is the 'most challenging' format for him. However, 'SKY' further went on to add that he is looking to do well in the 50-over game as well. (More Cricket News)

The 32-year-old batter has struggled in the ODIs as compared to the T20Is where he has shown immense form right from the word go. Suryakumar has added that he has sought help from the likes of Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as looks to redefine himself in the ODI format.

"I would try to fulfill the role I am given by the team, no matter what role. This is a format I am looking forward to doing well in. I am doing great in T20Is. But these both are white-ball formats. Why I cannot crack the code here, people are wondering," Suryakumar told Star Sports as quoted by ANI.

Suryakumar said that he finds the 50-over format the most challenging one as he has to play a healthy mix of all formats in this game.

"I am practicing. For me, this format is the most challenging one...you have to play a mix of all formats in this one. First you take your time, then you do some strike rotation then go for some big shots like in T20Is. I have been talking to head coach Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli," he added.

Furthermore, SKY added that he wants to keep his attacking intent and apporach intact.

"But I am now trying to play as per the situation and practicing accordingly. Hopefully, this is the tournament where I crack the code," he added.

"I am always excited to bat. It does not matter if I am out on the first ball. People ask me why I sprint to the crease when my chance to bat comes, but I feel that maintaining this excitement is important. When I am running well and play a few good strokes, I feel that I am in my zone and need to do something big for my team," he concluded.

Suryakumar has played 26 ODIs for India in 24 innings, he has amassed mere 511 runs at an average of 24.33 with two half-centuries.

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