Former India player Suresh Raina praises Suryakumar Yadav and suggests him to involve in Tests after having tasted success in white-ball cricket and said that without the batter “all three formats should not even exist”.
Suresh Raina Praises Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav became just the second batter to make more than 1000 runs in a calendar year in T20Is and ended the year as the highest run-getter, scoring 1164 runs at a ridiculous strike rate of 187.43.
“Absolutely, the way he is performing. I think he should play in all three formats and without him, all three formats should not even exist. The way he performed, the way he shows intent, the way he plans different shots, he also plays fearlessly and knows how to use the dimension of the ground,” Raina said in a conversation with Aakash Chopra on Viacom18 Sports.
“He is a Mumbai player, and he knows how to play red-ball cricket. I think he has a great chance – playing Test cricket will get him another establishment in ODIs and some stability as well. He will score multiple 100s and then 200s,” he added.
Pragyan Ojha agreed with Raina and said, “Absolutely he should be in the Test team. The way he has played cricket, and the way he has performed, I think he must be there in all three formats.
I know why this question is coming. The way young talent Sarfaraz Khan is performing at the moment. I understand there is temptation and I think his time will come. But Surya deserves a hundred per cent to be in the Test team.”
Suryakumar Yadav recently won the ICC Men’s T20I cricketer of the year 2022 and will be seen in action in upcoming India vs New Zealand T20I series. The 1st T20I of India vs New Zealand will be played on January 27 at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.