Indian Premier League: Decoding Suryakumar Yadav's performance against DC
Suryakumar Yadav has been a prime force for Mumbai Indians of late now. The right-handed batsman has taken over the mantle and the performances have been telling. Surya will be the cynosure of all eyes when MI face Delhi Capitals in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Saturday. He will hope to better his record against Delhi. Here we decode his performance.
Till date, against Delhi Capitals, Suryakumar Yadav has racked up 213 runs from 12 games at a strike rate of 142.95. The tally also includes five sixes and 21 fours. He has slammed two fifties with a best of 53. Surya averages 26.62 against DC. He is seven shy of surpassing Shaun Marsh (219).
For DC, leading pacer Kagiso Rabada will be pivotal. Notably, Rabada has done well against Surya. As of now, Suryakumar has managed to score 22 runs off 16 balls by Rabada, while the latter has dismissed him two times. Meanwhile, Rabada has done well against MI. In five matches against Mumbai Indians, Rabada has taken eight wickets with the best bowling performance of 2/23.
In 97 IPL matches, Suryakumar has accumulated 1,906 runs at an average of 29.78. He has slammed 10 fifties at a strike rate of 135.56. Surya has racked up 205 fours and 55 sixes. In IPL 2020, he has scored 362 runs from 12 games at 40.22. He has also notched his highest score this season (79).
Mumbai Indians have already qualified for the playoffs. They are atop the standings after having picked up 16 points so far at a NRR of +1.186. Meanwhile, DC are third with 14 points. They have a NRR of +0.030.