With India having several options for the T20 World Cup at home later this year, VVS Laxman has named two youngsters who deserve to be part of the squad. India’s recent T20I series victory over England has created further headaches for the national selectors as many candidates have thrown their hat in contention. Nevertheless, VVS Laxman believes Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are a must for the competition.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan made the most of their opportunities in the recently-concluded T20 series against England. The pair crafted impactful knocks as it helped shape India’s victories in various matches. While Ishan Kishan played in only one game, Suryakumar Yadav starred in three and batted in two with confidence.
Yadav and Kishan have been in supreme form in the last few months, starting from IPL 2020 and translating the same in domestic cricket. With IPL 2021 also on the horizon, both of them have a chance to further cementing their positions in the team. Both had been the bedrock of the Mumbai Indians’ title-victory last year and combined to score 900 runs for the team.
It’s a tough choice, but I think both of them deserve to play: VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman underlined that the selectors have challenging questions ahead of them; however, he reckons that the youngsters have capitalized well on their opportunities. Nevertheless, he got impressed by the way Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan showcased themselves in international cricket. Thus, VVS Laxman feels the duo deserve to be in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup.
“Well, it’s a very tough question because 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,” Laxman said as quoted by ANI.