Suryakumar Yadav’s 51-ball 111 against New Zealand in the second T20I match made him only the second Indian to score two T20I centuries in the same year. He is now the top-ranked batsman in the world in T20I cricket, and it is difficult to argue that he is the best in the business right now in the shortest format.
The Indian cricketer has hit over 1,000 runs this year, including three half-centuries in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Surya, who has established himself as the best batter in T20 and ODI cricket, is now prepared to play Test cricket.
I Will Get The Test Cap Soon – Suryakumar Yadav
Following his success in the T20s, the 32-year-old has set his sights on a Test call-up. When asked about his red-ball ambitions for India, Suryakumar stated that he has a good idea of the red-ball format and enjoys it.
“Aa raha hai, woh (Test selection) bhi aa raha hai (coming, that is also coming),” Surya said. “When we start playing cricket we start with red ball and I have also played first-class cricket for my Mumbai team. I have a fair idea about the Test format and I enjoy playing that format also. Hopefully, I will get the Test cap soon.”
The right-hand batter scored 5300 runs in first-class cricket with 14 centuries and 26 fifties in 77 matches at an average of 44. His white-ball form earned him his maiden Test call-up in 2021, although he has yet to play a Test match. Surya hasn’t played a first-class match in nearly three years, but he’s one of the favorites to make a Test comeback.
Surya Has Now Developed Is Even Tighter Technique – Vinayak Mane
Suryakumar Yadav’s former Mumbai teammate Vinayak Mane made interesting comments about Surya’s desire to play red-ball cricket. Mane, a popular coach in the domestic circuit, has known SKY since his under-19 days. He stated that there is no assurance that the batter will succeed, but rest confident that he will put his heart and soul into it.
“You can’t predict whether Suryakumar Yadav will be successful in Test matches but I can vouch that he will make the effort if he is given a chance. Credit should go to Mr. Khodadad who also is fond of Surya. At the Parsee Gymkhana ground, we specially got a hard wicket prepared for his training with a liberal sprinkling of grass. One of my students, who is a Mumbai U-23 player, Om Keshkamat, acted as a left-arm side-armer giving throw-downs with the robo-arm. Surya is also fond of Om. I also had all kinds of bowlers giving him a decent practice,” he told PTI.
“It would be different for chasing where targets would be like 28 from 2 overs and if batting first, say 30 runs from powerplay overs 4-6. He would often say, that set me a field and if I get out, I will come out, so that he is in the match mode. He always had these shots. What he has now developed is even tighter technique. So when he is playing anything hurled onto his body, his head remains very still. If you watch closely, while his backfoot goes across the stumps towards off-side, he maintains the balance as the head points towards extra-cover and the front-foot remains straight.”