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Suryakumar Yadav is suffering from an ankle injury and has been left out of the squad ahead of the T20 World Cup – Magazine Creations

In a major setback to India’s T20 plans, Suryakumar Yadav has suffered an ankle injury and will be out of the Indian team until February 2024. The injury comes ahead of the T20 World Cup next year and the world is aware of Suryakumar Yadav’s role in the T20 format of the game, according to a report by TheIndianExpressSuryakumar Yadav suffered a Grade 2 tear in his ankle after it twisted it during the India-South Africa third T20I in Johannesburg.

The report added that Suryakumar Yadav has undergone some scans after his return to India and his injuries have certainly ruled him out of India’s series against Afghanistan in January, while his role in IPL 2024 is also under the clouds now.

In the third T20 International against South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav slammed a century to boost India’s overall score. But while playing, he rolled his ankle while catching the ball. Doctors tried to treat him on the ground, but he was forced to return to the hideout in pain. Later during the post-match presentation, Suryakumar Yadav assured his fans that he was fine. “I’m fine. I’m able to walk so it’s not that serious,” he said.

Heaven factor

Suryakumar Yadav, who had a below average performance in the ICC World Cup 2023, has bounced back to some solid performances in the T20I format of the game. Apart from the powerful batting, Suryakumar Yadav also showed his leading potential as he took some really great decisions during the Australia T20I and South Africa T20I series.

As India gears up for the T20 World Cup 2024, Suryakumar Yadav is among some of the key players who the team will depend on the most. Suryakumar Yadav also plays a crucial role in the Mumbai Indians side, and as the team is going through a change in leadership, solid players like Suryakumar Yadav can certainly help in the transition.

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Published: Dec 22, 2023 11:33 PM IST

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