Aug 23, 2022, 18:57 IST

Wasim Akram names the dangerous Indian player who could play a huge role during the Asia Cup


Asia Cup 2022, is mere days away as the best cricketers in Asia aim to win the cup. India have won the title 7 times and twice have come during the last two occasions in 2016 and 2018. Four years later Rohit Sharma will again be leading the Indian side as they aim to do the three-peat. Rohit was the captain (stand-in) last time when India won the title by beating Bangladesh in the final. The eyes of the fans will be on one player as Virat Kohli takes to the field again.

Wasim Akram names the danger player who could take the tournament by Storm –

Former Pakistan captain and left arm pace great, Wasim Akram is taken seriously when he makes an opinion. Akram said that Surya Kumar Yadav could be the one player who could make a huge difference during the tournament. The former Pakistan skipper said “of course, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are there,  but one of my favourite players these days, in this shorter format is Suryakumar Yadav. He has been phenomenal. I saw him the first year when he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders and he played a couple of games batting at No. 7 and 8. And a couple of shots he played - the one that he picks from the middle of his bat towards fine leg - that's an unusual and difficult shot to muster,"

Yadav a huge player for India –

SKY as he is fondly called, has been one of the most important player for India in the shorter formats of the game. Yadav made his T20 debut against England in early 2021 and made a telling impression. AB De Villiers has called SKY one of the best players in the world and heaped praise on the 31 year old. ABD called Yadav a player whom he loves to watch for the mere ability for the Indian batter to play the 360 degree game. Yadav scored a quickfire century against England during the 3rd T20 at Nottingham. India had the Mumbai Indians batter open the innings during the T20 series against West Indies.

Akram heaps praise on SKY since makings his India debut -

After being released by Mumbai Indians post the IPL 2013 season, Yadav moved east to KKR. Yadav spent four years at the Kolkata club and won the title in 2014, where Akram was one of the big names in the support staff. Speaking about his time with Yadav, the former Pakistan skipper said “Since he made into the Indian squad. he has been a treat to watch. He is a very dangerous player against spin and fast bowling. Once he sets in, he is a 360 degree player. In my opinion, he will be one of the dangerous players not just against Pakistan, but for all the teams”