As Suryakumar awaits India call, Bhajji questions selectors


Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has questioned the selection policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after Suryakumar Yadav couldn’t find a place in India squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively.

Suryakumar, who has been a vital cog for Mumbai in domestic tournaments, has been picked in the India ‘A’ squad for two tour matches and three one-day games in New Zealand. However, his name missing in the national squad has somewhat irked Harbhajan.

“I keep wondering what’s wrong Suryakumar Yadav has done? Apart from scoring runs like others who keep getting picked for Team India, India A, India B, why different rules for different players (sic)?” tweeted Harbhajan on Tuesday.

In 73 first-class matches, the 29-year-old has amassed 4,920 runs, averaging 43.53 which also include 13 tons and 24 half-centuries while in T20s, he has 3,012 runs from 149 games with an average of 31.37.

Recently, he had smashed an unbeaten 102 and played a significant role in Mumbai’s 309-run victory over Baroda in a Ranji Trophy contest in Vadodra.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has played 85 matches so far in which he has scored 1548 runs including seven fifties.

India are scheduled to play three T20Is against Sri Lanka beginning January 5 whereas the ODI series against Australia will be played from January 14 to 19.

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS)


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