Surya Kumar Yadav has scored 79 runs in 43 balls to lead Mumbai Indians to an important victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore. With this victory, Mumbai Indians have gone to 16 points and they have almost secured their qualification to the playoffs this season. A few days ago, Indian team selectors have announced the teams that will go to Australia tour for all three formats. Surya Kumar Yadav has performed well in domestic circuit consistently and he is also doing quite well in this season’s Indian Premier League. He has still not found his place in the Indian side which will play against Australia.
Surya Kumar Yadav has stared at Virat Kohli for a few moments during his batting. Surya Kumar Yadav is a kind of player who can spin and pace both quite well. He has played an exceptionally well inning against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.
The Game That Surya Kumar Yadav Won Single-Handedly For The Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted a total of 164 onboard. It has not been looking like a stiff chase for Mumbai Indians because of their batting depth. However, Mumbai Indians have got into little pressure after losing the wicket of Quinton De Kock early. Ishan Kishan has got a start, but he has not been able to capitalise on that.
Mohammed Siraj has taken the wicket of Saurabh Tiwari to put more pressure on Mumbai Indians. However, Surya Kumar Yadav has played his shots and he has kept the scoreboard moving despite a loss of three wickets. Hardik Pandya has played his part too. The partnership between Hardik Pandya and Surya Kumar Yadav has been pivotal for Mumbai Indians to get this win.
KOHLI vs SURYA STARE WAR ??
SKY won in the end ? pic.twitter.com/xkldqG5Qs0
— middle stump (@middlestump4) October 28, 2020
The Story Of The Australian Tour And The Indian Team’s Selection
According to the cricket experts, Surya Kumar Yadav should have been selected in the T20 side of Indian Cricket Team. Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson have been picked ahead of him. However, Surya Kumar Yadav has been more consistent than these two players. Virat Kohli and Co have selected all three Indian bowlers of Royal Challengers Bangalore for Australia tour. Navdeep Saini has been selected for all three formats. Yuzi Chahal has been selected for the white-ball cricket. On the other hand, Mohammed Siraj has got his chance in red-ball cricket.
There have been doubts over the fitness status of Rohit Sharma. He has not been picked in any format of the game against Australia. However, Mumbai Indians have posted a training video of Rohit Sharma in the nets just after the announcement of the Indian team for Australia tour. Generally in the absence of Rohit Sharma, the selectors do not announce the vice-captain for team India. However, this time they have named KL Rahul as the vice-captain of team India in white-ball cricket. The former cricketer of India, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the transparency of the selection process. Sanjay Manjrekar has placed his doubt over the selection of KL Rahul in the test team based on IPL performance. According to him, it will not be a good message to the youngsters who are performing consistently in the domestic circuit.