In less than 2 years in international cricket, Suryakumar Yadav has reached par with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in terms of fan popularity in India. After already proving himself in T20Is, Suryakumar Kumar has been included in the Test squad. After being a permanent player for India in T20Is, Surya is always in the news for ODIs as well. Now SKY can make the jump from India Blues to India Whites. Surya may get a chance to make his Test debut in the first match of India and Australia Test series in Nagpur.
It may be noted that in January last month, the BCCI announced the Indian team for the first two Test matches. Suryakumar and Ishaan Kishan were included in this. Surya is all set to make his Test debut ahead of the first match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, starting February 9 in Nagpur. Surya shared a picture of the Test ball in his Instagram post and captioned it 'hello friend' indicating that he could make it to India's playing XI in the series.
Explain that if Surya is included in the team, then Suryakumar can come to bat at number 6 for India. KL Rahul is at number 5 position. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are likely to open. Cheteshwar Pujara at 3 and Virat Kohli at 4, availability of Rahul, Surya and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle order and R Ashwin at 8 will form a strong batting line-up. India can choose three fast bowlers or two fast bowlers and an additional spinner in Akshar Patel, depending on the pitch in Nagpur.
It should be noted that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is enough for India. If India manages to win the series, it will reach the final of the World Test Championship. Where he is likely to face Australia only. The BCCI has announced the Indian team for the first two Test matches. For the first time, Surya and Ishaan Kishan have been given a place in the Test team.