Suryakumar Yadav is in sublime form. He recently scored a T20I century against New Zealand on November 20, Sunday, bringing up his second T20I hundred this year and in his career. He scored a fine knock of 111 runs from 51 balls at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, which took India to a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against the Blackcaps. Suryakumar has scored 1,395 runs across 41 matches in T20Is at an average of 45.00 and with a mind-boggling strike rate of over 180.
Not only in the T20Is but Suryakumar’s ODI career is also on the rise. He has scored 340 runs in 13 ODIs at an average of 34.00. While the white-ball career has been great for the 32-year-old so far, he is yet to earn a Test cap for India.
Suryakumar Yadav to make his Test debut?
When he was asked about his Test debut, the Mumbai boy said it would happen very soon. He spoke about how everyone starting their career begins with the longest format. He also spoke about playing First-class cricket for Mumbai, which he believes has helped him understand the game better.
“Aa raha hai, aa raha hai, wo time bhi aa raha hai. Matlab jab humlog cricket start karte hain toh red ball se hi start karte hai aur apne Mumbai team ke lie bhi main first-class cricket khela hoon, theek thak, toh acha khasa idea hai mujhe wo bhi format ka. Aur wo format bhi bohot enjoy karta hoon main khelne ke lie, aur hopefully, Test cap bhi ayegi jald hi [It’s coming soon (Test cap). Whenever we start playing cricket, we begin with the red ball only. I have played decently for Mumbai in First-Class cricket so I have a good idea about the format. I enjoy playing with the red ball and hopefully, my Test debut will also come soon],” said Suryakumar Yadav in a press conference after India’s win over New Zealand.
The 32-year-old has played 77 First-Class games and scored 5326 runs at an average of over 44. He has hit 14 tons in the format alongside scoring 26 fifties. His highest score in this format is 200.
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