The BCCI announced the Indian squads for their series against Australia which starts next month down under. It will be a full-fledged tour consisting of Tests, ODIs and T20Is as a part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The BCCI announced a well-strength squad giving a chance to quite a few players. Mohammed Siraj and Varun Chakravarty have earned call ups courtesy their good performance in this IPL season. Meanwhile, SuryakumarYadav has been again ignored by the BCCI. This has made former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh very angry. He has blamed the board for being partial towards the selection of some players.
The selection panel led by MSK Prasad also dropped Rishabh Pant due to overweight issues from the limited-overs squad. He has been selected only for the Test squad. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has not been included in any of the sides after he injured his hamstring in his previous game. Since then he is under the observation of the Mumbai Indians physio and trainers.
Harbhajan Singh Lashes Out At BCCI
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh via a tweet has questioned the BCCI as to why did they not included the Mumbai batsman in at least the limited-overs squad. He further said backed Yadav’s good IPL and Ranji Trophy seasons.
Don’t know what else @surya_14kumar needs to do get picked in the team india.. he has been performing every ipl and Ranji season..different people different rules I guess @BCCI I request all the selectors to see his records
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 27, 2020
Yadav has had consistent seasons in the IPL since 2018. He scored 512 runs in 2018, followed by 424 in 2019. He is inching closer to 300 runs this season as well. He has numbers to back his skills up in the Indian domestic circuit as well.
Meanwhile, the first of the four Tests will be played in Adelaide from December 17 to 21. Melbourne will host the Boxing Day Test from December 26-30. Sydney will host the third (January 7-11) and Brisbane (January 15-19) the fourth and final Test match.