Sreedharan Sarath, a member of the selection committee of the Indian team, commented on why Sarbaraz Khan was not selected in the Test team and why Suryakumar was included in the team.
Sarbaraz Khan, who has been performing brilliantly in the last 3 Ranji Trophy series, was not included in the Indian team for the Test series against Australia, which came as a shock to many. Apart from this, it faced various criticisms from former cricketers, cricket commentators, cricket experts and even among the Indian cricket fans.
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who had criticized the selection committee of the Indian team, had severely criticized that “if you want slim players in the team, you should go to a fashion show”. But even after various criticisms like “Sarbaraz Khan has been cheated”, there has been no comment from the BCCI side. In this case, Sreedharan Sarath, who was selected as one of the members of the recent BCCI Selection Committee, commented on Suryakumar’s place and why Sarbaraz Khan was not in the team.
Sarbaraz Khan is on our radar..there will definitely be a place for him!
Speaking about Sarbaraz Khan, he told the selectors that the ‘team structure’ is the first thing they need to look at. “He is on our radar. There is definitely a place for him in the team. In due course, Sarbaras will be selected in the squad. As far as the Indian team is concerned, first of all we have to look at the structure and balance of the team,” he said.
Looking at the balance of the team, Sarbaraz Khan is a middle order batsman. As for the Indian team, the middle order is full of players like Pujara, Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and a wicket keeper batsman. With Shreyas Iyer currently suffering from a slight injury, it seems that Suriya will have a chance to get a place in the team only if he does not feature during the tournament.
Why are Surya asking me in the test? Don’t forget he has scored 5000 runs in first class!
Talking about the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav in the Test team, he said, “They ask why Suryakumar is in the team. He can take over the game from the opposition from anywhere. He has all kinds of shots to break the opposition’s attack. Don’t forget he has scored more than 5000 runs in first-class matches.