“Don’t forget he has over 5000 first-class runs”: selector on Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav

The Board Of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the first two tests of the Border Gavaskar Trophy on 13th January. Many were surprised and annoyed at not seeing the name of Sarfaraz Khan in the squad. People felt that Suryakumar Yadav has been lucky to be a part of the squad. 

BCCI selector Sridharan Sharath said that Suryakumar Yadav is quite experienced in the red ball format as he has scored over 5000 runs in the format. Suryakumar is excellent against spin and can take the game away quickly. He can unsettle the bowlers and has a wide array of shots in his armory. 

Suryakumar in Ranji Trophy

Suryakumar Yadav has scored 5549 runs in Ranji Trophy in 132 innings. The Mumbai batter has 14 tons and 28 fifties to his name. He played in red ball format after 3 years in the last December scoring 80-ball 90 runs.

BCCI selector talks about Suryakumar Yadav

“Suryakumar Yadav too can take the game quickly away from the opposition. He has different shots to unsettle an attack. Don’t forget he has over 5000 first-class runs,” he told Sportstar.

The selector also praised young talents like Sarfaraz, Rajat Patidar, Mukesh Kumar, and Easwaran for their consistency and talent. 

“Sarfaraz, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajat Patidar, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Sen, and Saurabh Kumar are very promising. They combine talent with numbers,” the BCCI selector concluded.

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