Over the past few months, Suryakumar Yadav’s performance has been steadily improving. He has gone from strength to strength. The top-ranked T20I batter in the world was recently given the responsibility of acting as vice captain for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka.
On Friday, Suryakumar was included in India’s Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar series that is scheduled to take place against Australia.
The new selection committee, which is directed by Chetan Sharma, was unable to ignore Suryakumar’s current form, which resulted in him receiving his second call-up to a Test squad. When India was playing New Zealand in a test series in 2021 at Kanpur, he had previously filled in as a cover.
Tom Moody, a cricket legend in Australia who formerly coached in Sri Lanka, has nothing but respect for the ace hitter.
“Suryakumar Yadav is my favourite T20 batsman. Simply because of how he plays, it is breath taking. It brings back so many memories of… when I was just starting out in cricket and looking up to players like Vivian Richards.
The player who appears to be single-handedly in charge of the game is called the “game-breaker.” “Moody made this statement in an interview with Sports Tak.
It is impossible to anticipate whether or not Suryakumar will have a shot in the playing XI, although his technique against spinners on Indian surfaces is outstanding.
India are missing the X-factor in the middle order because Rishabh Pant is not a part of the squad. This player has the ability to end the match in a single innings.
Therefore, including Surya in the 17-person squad that will compete in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is an excellent option.
In his most recent two Ranji matches for Mumbai, Suryakumar scored 90 runs against Hyderabad and 95 runs against Saurashtra in a short amount of time.
Already having participated in 79 first-class matches, he has amassed 5549 runs at an average of roughly 45. As far as Ishan’s selection is concerned, it was more or less a straight forward one due to the fact that he is a left-handed batsman, the same position that Pant had previously.