Cricket is a great leveler, isn’t it? Suryakumar Yadav was in some form in the white-ball formats, aggregating 226 and 392 runs respectively for Mumbai in the T20s and 50-over format.
The runs reeled off at astounding strike rates that had many people wonder if he was a dark horse for India’s T20 side as they build towards next year’s World Cup. In his first Ranji game, he’s been dismissed for a three-ball duck as Baroda have fought back superbly.
However, there’s one thorn they need to get rid of. Ajinkya Rahane who opened his account with the most pleasing cover drive you’ll see has just brought up a well-constructed half-century, his 49th in first-class cricket.
Rahane needs to haul Mumbai to safety after all other experienced batsmen have been dismissed. From 94 for 1, they’ve slipped to 182 for 5. Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt, back with Baroda after a stint with Andhra, has ripped the heart of Mumbai’s batting