T20I between India and England is the news of the month and the fans couldn’t be more
excited about the matches going on. But amid all this excitement there are players and former
players who are not happy. The reason for this unhappiness is the selection and drop of
certain players and today we are talking about the Indian Team Management’s decision of not
playing Suryakumar Yadav in the third T20I against England.
DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO BAT ON HIS DEBUT MATCH
Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian player has come out in the open against the decision of
dropping Suryakumar Yadav. He said that the decision was wrong and if he would have been
at the player’s place, he would have felt hurt.
Suryakumar Yadav got a chance to be a part of the Indian squad in the second T20I match
that the team played against England. But sadly, Yadav did not get an opportunity to pick up
his bat on his debut match. This is what Gambhir highlighted when he bashed the selection
committee for dropping the player for the third match.
ISHAN KISHAN DROPPED TO NO. 3
The third T20I which is taking place in Ahemdabad is going to witness a new and updated
team. Suryakumar Yadav has been dropped to make a place for Rohit Sharma. Sharma and
KL Rahul had opened the last match. This change had brought Ishan Kishan to third place in
the batting order. Hence, Yadav lost the opportunity to bat in his debut match.
Gambhir said it is disappointing and he would have hurt him if he had been in Yadav’s
position. Gambhir quoted the example of Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey who were
dropped from the T20 team without getting consistent opportunities.
NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THE PLAYERS WHO WERE NOT GIVEN A
Gambhir pointed out the age factor too. He said that once a player hits 30, “the insecurities
start creeping in a lot more.” He said that nobody even talks about Manish Pandey and Sanju
Samson. Nobody is bothered to know where these players are. These players needed and
deserved chances to prove themselves and so does Suryakumar Yadav. According to Gautam
Gambhir, Suryakumar Yadav should be given at least three or four games to see where the
Gambhir also added that it is very difficult to be successful without the backing of the
management and this is what the new players need. A debut match would not do anything for
a batsman if he does not even get a chance to pick up the bat.
INDIA NEEDS TO BE PREPARED FOR CRISIS IN THE T20I WORLD CUP
Ishan Kishan also surfaced as a prime example in this conversation. Kishan made a half-
century in the previous match but in the very next match he was “dragged to No. 3”. This
replacement is not only harmful to players but the team as well. If players like Yadav would
not be tested at the international level, what will be done if the team needs a sudden
replacement in the T20I World Cup.