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Injury Scare for India; Suryakumar Yadav gets hit at nets ahead of Super 8 clash vs AFG in T20 World Cup 2024


Suryakumar Yadav: Team India entered the T20 World Cup 2024 as one of the top contenders, and they have played like one so far. The Men in Blue had their last group match washed out against Canada, but before that, they had a good game against the United States, where Suryakumar Yadav got back into form with a good fifty. Team India have made it to the Super 8 and are placed in Group 1 along with Australia, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

India will play their first Super 8 game on June 20 (Thursday) against Afghanistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Though India are in a slightly easier group but nothing can be said in the T20 format. The Indian team is sweating hard at the nets to be ready for the coming games. The bowling unit has done a tremendous job, and the batters will be looking to stay in good form in the coming games. However, ahead of India’s first game, the team suffered a massive blow on Monday during the net session.

T20 World Cup 2024: Suryakumar Yadav gets hit on his hand during net session on Monday

Suryakumar yadav hits by the ball
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India will be favourites going into their first game against Afghanistan on Thursday, but just ahead of their first Super 8 game, India suffered an injury scare. Star batter Suryakumar Yadav, who smashed a match-winning fifty in the last game against the USA, has been hit on the hand while doing batting practice on Monday. He was hit while taking throwdowns at the net. Senior journalist Vikrant Gupta shared the pictures on his official Twitter (now X) handle.

Suryakumar Yadav was seen applying the magic spray to his hand and taking a small break. Though he was back on the net after some time but India will be hoping for him to stay 100 percent fit for the next game. The Indian top order has not done well in this tournament so far. Rohit Sharma scored a fifty in the first game and then failed in the next two matches, while Virat Kohli had only five runs in three innings. In such a case, India need Suryakumar Yadav to be fit for the coming games. He is an excellent player of spin, and Afghanistan’s spinners will be a big challenge for India.

India dominated their group and finished at the top with 7 points. Apart from Afghanistan, India will face Australia and Bangladesh on June 22 and 24, respectively. The Men in Blue have not won an ICC event since 2013, which is why this tournament is very important for them. They can close the last two events but lost the finals of the 2023 ODI World Cup and World Test Championship against Australia.

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