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Phillips praised Suryakumar fiercely, said – ‘I can’t bat like him even in my dreams’

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Suryakumar Yadav: T20 series is being played between India and New Zealand. The first match of this series was canceled due to rain. Now the second match is to be played on Sunday. Before this match, New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips has praised Suryakumar Yadav. He said on Saturday that even in his dreams he could not play such a brilliant shot like this Indian legend.

Philips launches ‘stuff.co.nz’ Said to, ‘He (Surya) is absolutely unbelievable. The things he does, I can’t even dream of doing. I would love to try but my game is very different from his. The ability to hit a six with the power of the wrist makes him special. You rarely see talent like that.’’

Phillips said that his  and Suryakumar’s way of playing also gives the opposition bowlers more chances to take wickets. He  said, ‘‘ I have my strengths and he has his strengths and we do our jobs in different ways.  The way we both play, the opponent also gets a chance to get us out.  It’s all part of the risk and reward of T20.’’

Suryakumar has scored 1040 runs in this calendar year at an average of 43 and an impressive strike-rate of 186. He is the world’s top run scorer in this format this year. Phillips is ranked eighth in the ICC batsmen’s list. He has scored 650 runs during this period at a strike rate of over 158.

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