The Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced their 32-member Indian squad for the tour of Australia on Monday, and the fans are voicing their discretion as Suryakumar Yadav has once again been overlooked.
The Mumbai batsman is having another stupendous Indian T20 League season, scoring 283 runs in 11 innings at an average of 31.44, but the likes of Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson have been preferred ahead of him. The T20I squad, in particular, sees some notable inclusions as Varun Chakravarthy is in line for his debut. Furthermore, the likes of Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T. Natarajan have also been included as four additional bowlers and will travel with the squad Down Under. Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, has been named in the limited-overs series squad. He hasn’t played for India since September 22 last year.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has been left out of the limited-overs series, but has found himself a place in the Test squad. Suryakumar Yadav, on his part, is the highest run-scorer in the Indian T20 League from the uncapped category, and has yet been overlooked by the selectors, forcing the fans to voice their disconcert. This is how they are reacting:
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. I don't know why they haven't selected for any format! Instead of Pant, they can try Ishan.— NaSo (@NChozhan) October 26, 2020
Suryakumar yadav should have been selected. He was very consistent throughout the domestic season— ani s (@ani1981814481) October 26, 2020
Suryakumar yadav @surya_14kumar should get a chance!Prooving himself since many years by his consistency a overall best player for t-20 who can chanche the whole senerio of the match by his batting!#blindbcci#suryakumaryadav— Aayush (@AayushSanchora3) October 26, 2020
Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja and Sanju Samson over Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel/Krunal and Rishabh Pant.— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 26, 2020
Please explain our T20 squad to me?
One player who will feel massively let down is Suryakumar Yadav. Mayank Agarwal has been named in formats, while he is definitely having a good IPL, SKY deserved a place.— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) October 26, 2020
Why isn’t Suryakumar Yadav in the squad touring Australia?— Hemant (@hemantbuch) October 26, 2020
What does Suryakumar Yadav have to do to get selected in an India white-ball team?— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) October 26, 2020
He's got runs. He's got them quickly. He's done it consistently. He's done in domestic cricket and IPL.
Suryakumar Yadav robbed again 😶 https://t.co/Mft7Ngtmw4— Shravanth VG (@shravanth_vg) October 26, 2020
Suryakumar Yadav has clearly been hard done.— AN (@ajith27) October 26, 2020
#INDvsAUS tour ..Really sad for him .. He deserves to be in team .. Underrated player.. #suryakumaryadav 🥺🥺 great shot making capability and excellence👍 @BCCI @surya_14kumar pic.twitter.com/Y6raNLg30b— Prakash (@Prakash67349370) October 26, 2020