Matthew Hayden believes that T20 cricket is not just about power . Hayden says subcontinental players like Suryakumar Yadav showed they can be a threat with access shots and innovation .
Matthew Hayden, an Australian batting legend, believes that T20 cricket isn't just about power, and that subcontinental players like Suryakumar Yadav showed that they can be a threat with access shots and innovation.The shortest format has been adopted by the power-hitters from teams such as Australia, England, and the West Indies, but Hayden gave the example of Suryakumar's rampaging to illustrate that it is more about finding a difficult solution.The power game in T20 cricket is still being worked out because there is a mixture, according to the former Australian opener and current Pakistan team mentor, ahead of Wednesday's T20 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.When you look back at the tournament so far, I think the subcontinental players, which are playing well through the middle to late stage, with a level of skill of all directions, with access shots, and innovation, are becoming obstacles.With his strokes, some of which were outrageous, the 32-year-old mesmerized an 82,000-strong MCG audience on Sunday.India's big win over Zimbabwe came thanks to an unbeaten 61-run knock off just 25 balls.And it's not just about the wealth.As I said, we were all trying to figure out when the power comes, when does the foot sink to the ground, when does it decelerate and attempt to maintain. And I think a lot of the teams that are currently in this tournament are still here due to the difficult balance between wicket preservation and innovation exploration.Australia is a good example of this.Power is going to burn, but the new ball hasn't been able to be handled.And it allowed itself to be vulnerable in the middle of the order. Hayden, who was part of the 2003 ODI World Cup winning squad, said Australia did not do enough to right things in their T20 test match and will have to make some bold moves ahead of next years 50-over World Cup.The Australian team has some work to do.There needs to be some energy, and there needs to be preparation going into the World Cups.They were the standard events. We all know the Australian cricket team, but the Australian cricket culture has been challenged over the past four to five years.In the departments, there must be some improvements, most notable for the fast bowling attack, as mentioned earlier.Hayden outlined some strategic moves that were disastrous and ultimately stifled the batters.I think tactically, I think not playing Mitchell Starc, our premium bowler, before the game was also extremely important. Davey Warner's work in the World Cup was not as special as that in the previous World Cup.He is a premium player.As Babar, like all the great players, has high hopes, they are so high that they are humiliated.Then they must up their game, challenge themselves, and become better players, and then play better tournament cricket. And its a bit different from the standard show as well because you don't get second bites at the cherry much like this.