Suryakumar Yadav showcased his class in the recently concluded ODI series between India and Sri Lanka. He was named Man of the Series for scoring 124 runs in three matches. The 30-year old made his ODI debut in the series opener on July 18 and went on to score 31 not out and 53 in the first two matches won by the visitors and then hit 40 in the last game in India’s three-wicket defeat.
“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 also spoke about his planning for the T20I 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.