Good news for Hardik Pandya! Suryakumar Yadav’s return date revealed

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The beleaguered Mumbai Indians have received some much-needed good news as their star batsman Suryakumar Yadav will return to action in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024).

The five-time IPL champions desperately need their star batsman after a disastrous start to the campaign. Under new captain Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians have lost their first three matches and are languishing at the bottom of the points table.

Not only Mumbai Indians’ bowling but also their batting also don’t look solid so far. In the first game, they failed to reach 169 against Gujarat Titans despite being 129 for 3 at one point and lost the game by six runs.

In their second game, they conceded 277/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and lost the game by 31 runs. In their third game, Mumbai Indians could only manage 125/9 against Rajasthan Royals at home and lost the game by six wickets.

Suryakumar Yadav is all set to return:

As Mumbai Indians desperately look to turn things around, it looks like they will be bolstered by the return of Suryakumar Yadav. The right-handed batsman has reportedly received the green light from the BCCI medical team to play in the IPL 2024.

He has not played a competitive game since December last year due to an ankle injury and sports hernia issue. He had to undergo two surgeries and is yet to return to competitive cricket. He underwent a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) just before the start of IPL 2024 last month, but was not cleared.

“He is fit now. NCA had him play some practice matches and he looked good. He can join the Mumbai Indians team.

“We wanted to make sure that when Surya returns to MI, he is 100 per cent fit and ready to play. He was not feeling 100% during his first fitness test before the IPL, so we waited to see if he felt any pain while he was batting,” a BCCI source told the Indian Express.

The report also added that Suryakumar Yadav is likely to feature in Mumbai Indians’ next match, which will be against Delhi Capitals on Sunday (April 7).