The BCCI unveiled India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad, featuring T20’s top batsman Suryakumar Yadav. However, Tom Moody, former Aussie player and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach, voiced astonishment at Suryakumar’s pick, calling him lucky. In ODIs, Suryakumar’s prowess has been questioned despite his T20 vigor. His ODI stats: 26 matches, 24 innings, 511 runs at 24.33 avg, with two half-centuries.
Moody shared on ‘Star Sports,’ “Suryakumar Yadav is fortunate to be in the squad. Though entertaining, he’s yet to master 50-over cricket, evident in his 20 matches.”
Moody highlighted Suryakumar’s T20 strength but questioned his adaptability to ODIs. He advocated for young talent like Yashasvi Jaiswal’s inclusion and suggested a wrist spinner addition.
Indian Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Akshar Patel, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Prasiddha Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Reserve Player: Sanju Samson.
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