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Looking at India squad, I feel he should’ve been there: Brian Lara says ‘no reason’ for Suryakumar not to be in Australia


A few days after Mumbai right-hander Suryakumar Yadav revealed that he was unable to practice the day he came upon he hadn’t made it to any of the Indian squads for the Australia tour, legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara stated Suryakumar ought to have there with Team India in Australia.

“Yeah, definitely (Suryakumar shoul’ve been there). He’s a class player,” Lara stated whereas talking on Star Sports present Cricket Connected. “I don’t just look at players that score runs, I look at their technique, capabilities under pressure, positions that they’re 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 are under pressure, he comes in at No. 3.” .

Lara’s feedback got here at the backdrop of an excellent IPL for Suryakumar in which the right-hander made the No.Three spot his personal in the robust Mumbai Indians batting line-up. He scored 480 runs putting at 145.01 in 16 matches. He was one of many principal explanation why Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy for the fifth time, beating Delhi Capitals in the ultimate. But the 30-year-old didn’t discover anyplace in the Indian squad for the lengthy multi-format tour.

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Stressing on Suryakumar’s capability to rating underneath strain batting at an essential place like No.3, Lara stated there may be ‘no reason’ why he shouldn’t be with the Indian squad on Australia tour.

“Just remember, your No. 3 batsmen, other than the openers, in any cricket team is normally your best player, your most reliable player. And for me, he has been that for Mumbai Indians and I see no reason why, looking at the squad, he can’t be a part of it,” he added.

Suryakumar, for his half, has revealed that he was anticipating a call-up and was certainly dissatisfied when his title wasn’t there.

“Frankly, I was expecting to be selected this time. I was a bit disappointed when I found my name missing,” Suryakuamr advised Hindustan Times.

“I couldn’t even train that day and it was difficult to take my mind off from that dejection. Even Rohit (Sharma) asked me if I was disappointed and I told him I was. But never mind. I will wait for my chances. There is a lot of time to show my cricket abilities and make my case stronger for a national call-up. I hope I can score big in domestic games and then do well in the next IPL to catch the attention of the selectors,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Indian squad has been coaching concurrently each with the white and crimson ball in Sydney. India and Australia will first lock horns towards one another in ODIs and T20Is after which either side will shift their consideration to the longest format of the sport. The first ODI will be performed at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

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