Maxwell on Yadav’s BBL chances

Maxwell on Yadav's BBL chances

Sinchan Saha

Modified Nov 24, 2022 6:37 PM IST

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When asked if Suryakumar Yadav could play in Australia’s Twenty20 league, the Big Bash League, Maxwell stated that they would have to let go of every player on the roster in order to raise the funds necessary to bring the Indian player aboard. Indian cricketers are currently prohibited from participating in international leagues. They can only participate in various franchise leagues if they stop playing Indian cricket in any form.

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However, if there had been no restriction, Indian cricketers would almost certainly have finished among the highest paid, triggering a bidding war.

Suryakumar Yadav is the only Indian cricketer who has the potential to make a fortune in foreign leagues in addition to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya. The right-handed pitcher is his entire existence. It’s almost impossible to believe the speed and consistency with which he scores runs at the highest level. 

Glenn Maxwell, an Australia all-rounder who is known for being one of the best ball-strikers in the game, said that Suryakumar Yadav has a lot of talent. When asked if he could play in Australia’s Twenty20 league, the Big Bash League, Maxwell stated that they would have to let go of every player on the roster in order to raise the funds necessary to bring the Indian Suryakumar Yadav on board.

“We don’t have enough money. There is no chance. We will have to sack every player and the sack every contracted player of Cricket Australia and then hope he takes it,”

Maxwell said in The Grade Cricketer podcast.

Maxwell went on to explain the factors that contributed to Suryakumar Yadav’s success in international cricket over the past year and a half. According to Maxwell, SKY gets into position so early and uses his quick hands to find the gaps in the field at the last minute.

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“He plays the field so well. His wrists and hand speed is so quick that he’s able to make the last-second adjustments to make sure to get the ball into the gap. Early on in his innings, he plays and misses a little bit cause he goes so hard, tries to put the bowlers under so much pressure. Unless you get him out in those four or five balls, I don’t think you get him out, he’s just so good. The way he plays spin, the way he puts it over cover. He reverses pretty well, sweeps well and is still able to hit the ball straight down the ground. To have that ability to hit the ball all over the ground with so much power (is unbelievable). Whenever a quick bowls fast, all of a sudden, he moves into position so quickly to play the pick-up shot over fine leg for six. And it just goes miles,”

he said.