India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan had praised new batting hero Suryakumar Yadav, who was the player of the series after India clinched the ODI series 2-1 against Sri Lanka. Suryakumar Yadav has been added to India’s Test squad in England according to the reports. Dhawan believes that Surya is the best fit for Test cricket due to his good temperament and technique.
“Surya is batting well in ODIs and T20s and he has such a vast experience,” Dhawan, captain of India’s limited-overs team in Sri Lanka, said on the eve of the three Twenty20 internationals starting Sunday.
“He is a very mature player and if he gets a chance and selectors think he can play in the Test team and surely he is a very smart and technical batsman. I am sure he will do very well in any format.”
Dhawan said his strategy in picking the team would remain the same in the T20 series.
“Like we won the first two matches to seal the series and were then able to give youngsters a chance, so we will field the best XI in the first two T20 matches and then be in a position to experiment in the final game,” said Dhawan.
He said he will look to do well ahead of the mega T20 World Cup in October and November.
“Whenever you perform internationally it makes a huge impact,” said the left-handed opener.
“So I am really looking forward to perform over here and make my place more stronger for the World Cup.