VVS Laxman believes that both Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav deserve to be in the Indian squad.
VVS Laxman has recently said that both Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, who have had dream debuts for India in the recently concluded five-match T20I series against England, deserve to be in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is slated to take place at home later this year.
“What we have seen in this series is that lot of youngsters have capitalized on their opportunities. But the way Ishan Kishan played in his debut innings and then also the way Suryakumar Yadav played, I think both of them will definitely be in my squad of 15. It’s a tough choice, but I think both of them deserve to play in the Indian squad come the World Cup,” told Laxman on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
Both Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav impressed everyone on their T20I debuts and smashed the half-centuries as well. Moreover, Yadav earned an ODI call-up as the reward. On the other hand, Kishan, too scored 60, with a best for 56 in his two innings in the T20I series.
Suryakumar Yadav likely to debut for India in ODI in Shreyas Iyer’s absence
And, Suryakumar Yadav made 89 runs with the best of 57 as well. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the remaining two ODIs against England after a shoulder injury and in his absence, Suryakumar Yadav is likely to make his ODI debut for India in the second game in Pune on March 26.
Moreover, India’s pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has come back with a stunning show. After a good T20I series, he had a successful start to the 50-over format as well in the absence of two other key pacers – Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. With his performance, he has already sealed a place in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in India as well.
“Without a doubt, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, if he is fit and is in form… because this team has displayed that it is obviously going to go on form. There is a lot of time remaining from now to the start of the World Cup,” told former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar.
“In between, there is an IPL tournament as well. So, taking into account on how the decisions have been made, I believe that there are still a lot of spots that are up for grabs. Players who were been sidelined have still have a big season lined up between the World Cup selection. So, I would not like to count anybody out of the World Cup contention as yet,” he concluded.