Fresh from a remarkable ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, Suryaklumar Yadav will play against New Zealand in a three-match T20I series.
SKY, who made his debut in 2021, was the third-highest run-getter and hit three fifties in the tournament.
He is expected to score big against the Kane-Williamson led side in the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
The Indian batter can shatter a world record in the series between the two nations.
Suryakumar is only 286 runs behind Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, who has the record for scoring the most runs in T20Is in a calendar year.
The wicket-keeper batter amassed 1326 runs in 2021. India’s middle-order batter Suryakumar has smashed 1040 runs in 29 matches in 2022.
The 32-year-old has accumulated 9 half-centuries and a century this year. Suryakumar is the first Indian batter to score 1,000 T20I runs in a calendar year. His total runs tally stands at 1284 runs in the shortest format.