The long-awaited call for Suryakumar Yadav is finally here as the batsman is likely to get a chance in the series against England, as per PTI.
The right-handed batsman, Suryakumar Yadav is an Indian cricketer and plays for Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL. He has sometimes seen bowling as a right-arm medium pace bowler.
For long, talks have been hovering to give this uncapped player a chance in the Indian Team for his batting skills. With the current reports following, he might feature for the Indian side in the white-ball series (ODI and T20) against England.
A glance at Suryakumar Yadav’s career
Hailing from Mumbai, Yadav picked up cricket at an early age of 10 years when his father enrolled him in a cricket camp in BARC colony in Chembur, after seeing former’s interest in the cricket.
With a strong passion for cricket, his childhood coach H. S. Kamath could foresee the talent in Yadav, post which he was registered in the Elf Vengsarkar Academy where Dilip Vengsarkar guided him. Soon after, he went on to play all the age group tournament of Mumbai.
His first-class career kicked off when he made a debut against Delhi during the 2010-11 Ranji Season. There couldn’t have been a better start to anyone’s career than Yadav, who came as the top scorer for Mumbai aggregated 73 runs and was the only player to score a fifty in Mumbai’s first innings.
Since then, he has been a regular face for Mumbai in each Ranji Season. The prolific batsman has also been named in the Deodhar Trophy.
Drilling to his IPL career, Yadav played his first season in 2012 as he received an IPL contract from Mumbai Indians (MI). However, he played just one match in the season. He featured in the MI jersey till 2013 post which he was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He played for KKR from 2014-2017. Ahead of the 2018 IPL season, he was taken by MI and is still playing for the same franchise.
He is a key player for MI and walks down at a crucial number three batting position. He has emerged as the match-winner for MI on multiple occasions.