India vs Australia: Rahul Dravid confirms under-fire star’s place in India’s playing XI against Australia


File photo of Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid© AFP

Indian cricket team batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been a subject of debate among both experts and fans due to his less than satisfactory form in ODI cricket recently. While the explosive batsman had performed well in T20I cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has set his selection on fire for the ODIs and Cricket World Cup 2023. Ahead of the three-match ODI series against Australia, the India head coach made it clear that the team management will support Suryakumar and said that the batsman will be provided opportunities to regain his form during the first two matches of the series.

Dravid said, “We fully support Suryakumar Yadav. We believe that he will perform well in ODI cricket and change the situation in ODIs and he will get a chance in the first two ODIs against Australia.”

Shreyas Iyer’s questionable match-fitness will be the ultimate test, while Suryakumar Yadav’s desperation to turn around a dismal ODI record adds a fascinating subtext to the Indian cricket team’s three-match series against Australia, the final dress before the World Cup. Also serves as a rehearsal. , starting next month.

With the pillars of the Indian batting – captain Rohit Sharma and the flamboyant Virat Kohli – key spinner Kuldeep Yadav and key all-rounder Hardik Pandya rested for the first two matches, this is the last opportunity for head coach Rahul Dravid to assess his bench strength. There will be a chance. ,

The two Mumbai batsmen – both completely different players from each other – are fighting their own little battles to be a part of the most important tournament of their lives.

(With PTI inputs)

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