IND vs NZ Test Series: Suryakumar Yadav is expected to join India’s Test squad for the upcoming test series against New Zealand starting in Kanpur from 24th November.
Suryakumar has made his International debut against England in March 2021 & has represented India in 11 T20Is & three ODIs & was an integral part of India’s test squad for the England series held in August-September. He has played a major role in India’s 3-0 series sweep over New Zealand in the recently concluded T20I series & has won the ‘Player of the Match’ in Jaipur’s match for his 40 balls 62 runs.
After considering the valuable contributions of Suryakumar Yadav in the National team’s glorious win in the T20I series he has been asked to join India’s test squad for the first test to be held in Kanpur.
“Suryakumar will be making a comeback to the Test team. He will join India’s Test team in Kanpur from Kolkata,” a source told Mid-Day on Monday.
During his 11 years long First-Class career, Suryakumar has played 77 matches & has amassed 5,356 runs at an average of 44 runs, smashing 14 centuries & 26 half-centuries. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai against Delhi in the 2010-2011 season & has impressed right on his debut with a quick-fire 73 runs knock.
The two-match Test series against New Zealand is a part of the WTC 20-21-2023 cycle & thus holds a greater significance. India is currently leading the WTC 2021-2023 table with 54.2 PCT. In June, the two teams contested the WTC final in Southampton, with New Zealand winning the Test and being named World Test Champions.
IND vs NZ Test Series:A Glimpse of Suryakumar’s Scintillating International Career
Suryakumar Yadav has played 11 T20Is & has scored 244 runs at an average of 34.85 striking at an impressive 155.4 rate. He has three fifty-plus scores amassed from nine innings.
He got off to an impressive start to his T20I career but failed to make it big in India’s campaign during the T20 World Cup 2021. He has played three ODIs against Sri Lanka in July, scoring 124 runs at an average of 62, striking at 122.8. He has also won the Player-of-the-Tournament award in the only ODI series that he played.