Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that Suryakumar Yadav will be part of Team India’s 15-member T20 World Cup squad. The right-handed batsman played a sensational 53-run innings off 44 balls in Team India’s three-wicket victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Although Yadav was dismissed when the team India required 116 runs more, Deepak Chahar’s and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s eighth-wicket partnership helped team India to win the three-match series.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra predicts that Suryakumar Yadav will play for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup. He said:
“Let me put my neck on the block, I am saying Suryakumar Yadav will be in India’s T20 World Cup team although there will still be debate and competition, but I feel he will pip somebody to the post.”
The former Indian cricket player acknowledged that only 15-member teams might be allowed in the global tournament, but he thinks Suryakumar Yadav is still capable to take his place in the Indian team. He said:
“There is only a 15-member squad in the ICC events but this player will make his place in that fifteen, he has been absolutely sensational.”
Legendary Commentator highlighted Suryakumar Yadav’s improvement in his game over the last couple of years. He quoted:
“Suryakumar Yadav is a different kind of player. Two years ago, Suryakumar Yadav used to bat up the order and was unable to score runs after the powerplay. But now the game we have seen, he is batting at No.5, he plays as though he is made for that position. The Indian team could need someone at No.5.”
Suryakumar Yadav scored six boundaries during his 53-run knock against Lankan.