Suryakumar Yadav was dropped from the playing XI to accommodate Rohit Sharma as India are set to bat first in the third T20I against England at the Motera. Surya made his T20I debut in the second game but did not get his opportunity to bat. Meanwhile, Rohit has made a return into the side after being rested for the first two games. The team management has decided to give a long rope to KL Rahul after he missed out on scoring in the first two games.
With Team India treating this series as a dress rehearsal for the World T20 later this year, they are making every experiment possible in their quest to select the ideal combination for the mega event The picking and choosing of the players are just part of the process. Surrakumar Yadav being benched to accommodate Rohit Sharma is the only change that the team has made for this game.
The series is level at 1-all and both teams have won eight matches each among the 16 played. The BCCI has named a pretty young squad and ones who have performed in the IPL consistently well in the last couple of years. Suryakumar Yadav finally earned his maiden India call-up after consistent performances in domestic cricket and the IPL. The BCCI has also included players like Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia who also performed well for their respective franchises.
Suryakumar Yadav dropped without being given a chance to bat has irked Indian cricket fans and experts alike. They have not been shy of sharing their opinion regarding the same as well on Twitter.
Twitter Reacts To Suryakumar Yadav Being Benched in 3rd T20I
Rohit’s return after two-match rest means luckless Suryakumar Yadav has to warm the bench without facing a single delivery in his debut match. Win toss, win match has been pattern so far. If India have to break the trend, big runs needed from top order. Rahul under scrutiny
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 16, 2021
It would seem hard on Suryakumar Yadav but once Rohit came back it was going to be tough. I expect him to get a game sometime in the next two matches though
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 16, 2021
Wondering who was given the job to deliver the message to SKY. Really unfortunate to miss out after not getting a hit on his debut. #IndvEng
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 16, 2021
SuryaKumar Yadav out of the team after not getting chance to bat in his debut match. #INDvENG
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— Snow ❄ (@sunnynoons) March 16, 2021
So Suryakumar Yadav dropped without even touching his bat on his debut. Make what you want to make out of it. #INDvENG
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 16, 2021
They did a Jack MacBryan to Suryakumar Yadav. 🙁
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@SachinAzharCT) (@ovshake42) March 16, 2021
I would like to give Suryakumar Yadav a big hug, doesn’t bat on debut, out of the team in the next game. That’s tough.
— Kieran (@BerbaSpinCric) March 16, 2021
Suryakumar Yadav dropped. He is yet to face a ball in internationals. #INDvENG
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) March 16, 2021
Unfortunate for Suryakumar Yadav but I believe Virat Kohli or anyone will make a way in the next 2 T20 for Sky.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 16, 2021
Suryakumar Yadav dropped to accommodate Rohit Sharma #INDvENG
— Ankush Das (@ankushd1993) March 16, 2021
Meanwhile, India lost the series opener and came back in the second game both in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Speaking to Cricbuzz Live, Virender Sehwag targeted Kohli saying that Rohit Sharma will be on a break for the first two games but does the same rule apply to the skipper himself.