One of the mainstays in the batting unit of the Indian side in the upcoming World Cup, Suryakumar Yadav, is basking in the glory of his recent success in international cricket since making his much-awaited debut against England in March 2021.
Eighteen months since his memorable outing in Ahemdabad, the 32-year-old is all set to ply his trade in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia in just over a week.
Team India landed on the Aussie shores a couple of days back and enjoyed a full-fledged practice session under the watchful eyes of Rahul Dravid in their bid to fine-tune their skills ahead of the mega event.
#TeamIndia batter @surya_14kumar had his first nets session in Australia. 🗣️Hear in to what he has to say on the conditions down under and preparations going into the @T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/HaI6hjVNsu— BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2022
In a video posted by bcci.tv, Suryakumar Yadav shared insights on his preparations for the tournament and said, "I was really looking forward to coming here and attending the first practice session. The first net session was amazing, and I just wanted to see how is the pace of the wicket.
"We started a little slow, and obviously, there were some butterflies in my stomach and a lot of excitement. However, at the same time, you need to look for ways to adjust to the atmosphere and peak at the right time. So I am just assessing that right now," he further added.
The right-handed batter is set to feature in his first appearance at a world event and is surely buzzing with excitement as he gears up for the opening clash against arch-rivals on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
"Excitement is there, but you need to follow your process and routine as well. During practice, I try and get used to the pace and bounce of the wicket. People say the dimension of the grounds here are big, so you need to be ready with your game," he said.
"We need to plan on how you plan to make runs here, and these things are very important. Good conditions, and the weather is nice during the day, and really looking forward to it," he concluded.
India will play two practice matches against Western Australia on October 10 and 13 before kick-starting the build-up to the World Cup with the ICC warm-up fixtures against Australia and New Zealand on October 17 and 19.