India vs England 1st T20: Srikanth says Suryakumar Yadav “too good a player” not be in India’s playing XI: Former India Captain and Chairman of Selection Committee Krishnamachari Srikanth hailed Suryakumar Yadav as a “top-class” batsman and “too good” a cricketer not to be in Playing XI for Team India, saying that the stage is all set for the highly talented batsman to be groomed in.
Earlier in the day, another former India player and chief selector MSK Prasad hailed KL Rahul as the best T20 batsman in the world, adding that “dropping” or not including him in India’s “Playing XI” is just “unthinkable” considering the kind of form the elegant batsman was in recent times especially during lPL 2020 season that concluded in mid-November last year.
When asked if Suryakumar Yadav can be given a chance at number 4, Prasad was quick to question, “How can you drop KL Rahul who is the world’s most exciting talent and I will say the best at the top order in T2O format. Suryakumar can wait. His chance will come. Rahul also had to wait for a long time. I will say if India wins the first 3 matches, Suryakumar or Ishan Kishan can be tried as a rotation policy with seniors like Virat or Rohit taking rest for two matches,” he observed.