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Gautam Gambhir questions Team India’s decision to drop Suryakumar Yadav

March 17, 2021

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Ankit Seth

India's decision to drop Suryakumar Yadav for the third T20I against England has surprised former opening batsman Gautam Gambhir. Suryakumar Yadav was replaced by Rohit Sharma, who was rested in the first two of the five-match series. After a consistent run-scoring spree in the IPL and domestic cricket, Yadav was drafted for the T20Is against England. Many cricket experts backed him to be in the squad for the Australia series last year, but the 30-year-old had to wait long for his chance in the Indian outfit. Ever since he joined the India team in Ahmedabad, the entire cricket fraternity and fans have been waiting to see him bat in the blue jersey.

The Mumbai Indian batsman was handed over the debut cap in the second game along with Ishan Kishan. The right-handed batsman had a mixed outing in the field. However, he didn't get an opportunity with the bat as Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli played match-winning knocks to secure a win in India's favor by eight wickets.

Will Suryakumar Yadav get a nod after India's whopping defeat in the 3rd game?

Suryakumar Yadav seems to be in direct competition with Shreyas Iyer for the No. 5 spots in the Indian team. After his 67 in the first T20I, Iyer hit 8* and 9 in the second and the third T20I, respectively. It would be exciting to see if the Mumbai batsman gets a nod after India's whopping defeat in the 3rd game. 

The England cricket team recovered brilliantly from an early wicket loss to cruise to an easy win. Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler slammed 83 off 52 balls, packed with five fours and four sixes. He was well-supported by Jonny Bairstow (40), as the visitors reached 158/2. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar took a scalp each for India. The hosts had posted 156 in 20 overs, with Virat sailing to an unbeaten knock of 77 in 46 balls. Despite his brilliant knock, the other Indian batsmen stumbled against English bowlers.

Fast bowler Mark Wood picked up three wickets, and Chris Jordan claimed two dismissals. Both teams will face each other once again in the fourth T20I, which will occur on March 18. Virat Kohli and Co. will be aiming to level the series, and England will be hoping to seal the series in the fourth encounter.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth