Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has remarked that Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav deserves continuous opportunities in the international circuit in order for him to retain his spot in the national setup.
Danish Kaneria remarked on his official YouTube channel on Friday that Suryakumar Yadav is more mature than Shreyas Iyer. He encouraged the Indian team management to support Yadav and provide him with consistent playing time.
“There have been reports indicating that Rahul Dravid believes Shreyas Iyer to be more mature than Suryakumar Yadav. But I don’t agree with Dravid’s thinking. It would be unfair if Suryakumar Yadav doesn’t get enough opportunities at this age. Iyer will have to perform consistently, otherwise, there’s no way that he can retain his place in the side.”
The former spinner stated that Iyer must improve his game if he wants to keep his spot in the team. He believes the right-hander must produce consistent results in order to carve out a spot in the team’s robust batting lineup.
Yadav missed the recently ended five-match home T20I series against South Africa owing to a forearm injury received during the IPL 2022. He will make a comeback during India’s visit to Ireland.
Yadav has been missing out on important opportunities lately. Yadav missed the recently ended five-match home T20I series against South Africa owing to a forearm injury received during the IPL 2022. He will make a comeback during India’s visit to Ireland.
Iyer appeared in all five T20Is for South Africa. However, he did not capitalise on his opportunities, scoring only 94 runs on the white-ball rubber.
The two hitters will play their next game against Ireland. India and Ireland will play two Twenty20 Internationals in Dublin. The series opener is scheduled for Sunday, June 26.
India squad: Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi
Ireland squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Craig Young