Suryakumar Yadav is praised by Suresh Raina, who claims, "I Think He Should Play In All Three Formats"
Right-handed batter Suryakumar Yadav, according to former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, should be given the opportunity to play in Test cricket as well as for India in all three international competitions.
In addition to winning the ICC Men's T20I Player of the Year title in 2022, Suryakumar lit up the men's T20I cricket globe. Suryakumar, who averages 44.75 in first-class cricket and has been included in India's 17-man Test team for the first two Tests against Australia beginning on February 9 in Nagpur, hasn't quite found his footing in ODI cricket yet.
"Undoubtedly, given how he is acting. He ought to participate in each of the three forms, in my opinion, and none of them should even exist without him. He played with confidence and knew how to take advantage of the ground's dimensions. He also demonstrated purpose and shot planning.
He is a Mumbai-born cricketer who is skilled in red-ball cricket. I believe he has a tremendous opportunity because playing Test cricket would provide him stability and another place to play in ODIs. He would get several 100s before moving on to 200s," said Raina in the daily program "Aakashvani" on Jio Cinema.
Former Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha agreed with Raina's opinions. He should definitely be a part of the Test squad. Given how he has performed and played cricket, I believe he belongs in all three forms.
"I am aware of the origin of this inquiry. the current performances of rising star Sarfaraz Khan. I am aware that temptation exists, but I believe his time will come. However, Surya is well deserving of a spot in the Test team.
Former India Test opener Abhinav Mukund disagreed, believing that Sarfaraz, who has been playing first-class cricket in stunning form for the last three years and has scored three hundreds in the current Ranji Trophy season, should be given a chance.
“Why? Why therefore hold onto the Ranji trophy? Why not honor domestic achievements? Sarfaraz Khan has been in incredible form, therefore I would have given him a cap at the very least for the Australia series.
"Suryakumar Yadav is a superb T20 player. On the Test team, they expect him to be similarly combative. Sarfaraz should be there, but unfortunately, I'm the man that follows the hierarchy.