Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra said uncapped batsmen SuryaKumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are knocking on the doors of the Indian team and could as well play against England in the upcoming series on home soil.

India will host England across all three formats — 4 Tests, 5 T20Is, and 3 ODIs — starting from February 2021. Chopra feels that Yadav and Kishan might play in the series as neither of Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson has cemented his place well in the team.

“Let’s be honest, they are not that far. Because Samson got a chance, but he could not make use of that. Shreyas Iyer is also going 50-50, his Australian tour has not been that great, in fact, I will call it a slightly disappointing tour. So if we see from that point of view and Manish Pandey’s place is also not fully cemented,” he said.

Chopra added that the duo could also get a chance in the upcoming five-match T20I series against England.

“So both Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are knocking the doors, and considering the number of our players that are getting injured, I feel they might even get to play against England,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.

“I don’t think both of them are too far, but if they have another good IPL, which they had in IPL 2020, and if even the 2021 edition goes good, then you will definitely see them play international cricket,” Chopra concluded.

Kishan and Yadav were among the highest run-getters for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. A strong IPL 2021 could fetch them a spot in the national Team, considering India’s ceaseless schedule in 2021.

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