West Indies player Brian Lara feels that Suryakumar Yadav should have been included in the Indian squad for the tour to Australia. According to him Suryakumar Yadav’s calibre would have been an amazing contribution to the team.
Suryakumar Yadav’s non-inclusion for the upcoming series has stir up some talks. Suryakumar despite being seventh in the IPL run-getters is not included in the team India.
I see no reason why, looking at the (Indian) squad, he can’t be a part of it,” Brain Lara said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“Yeah, definitely. He is a class player. I don’t just look a players that score runs, I look at their technique, capabilities under pressure, positions that they are batting and for me, Suryakumar Yadav has done such a wonderful job for Mumbai.”
“He comes to bat on the back of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, and every time they (MI) are under pressure, he comes in at No. 3,” Brain Lara said.
“Just remember, other than the openers, the No. 3 batsman in any cricket team is normally your best player, your most reliable player and for me, he (Surya) has been that for Mumbai Indians,” he said
The non inclusion of him in the team is due to no space in the line-up. Suryakumar Yadav scored 480 runs at a strike rate of 145 plus.