The flamboyant Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav is witnessing a purple patch in his career and has been showcasing consistent performances for the Indian team in the T20Is for the last few months. This year also saw him amassing a couple of centuries in the shortest format. The first one came against England in July and the recent one happened to be against New Zealand.
Heaping special praise on Yadav’s purple patch, star Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has said that Cricket Australia (CA) just cannot afford to have the middle-order sensation in the Big Bash League (BBL). Maxwell added that if Yadav needs to be accommodated in the BBL, then they will have to sack all the players to arrange money for signing him.
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During a recent chat on ‘The Grade Cricketer’, Glenn Maxwell said, “We do not have enough money in our cap to buy Suryakumar Yadav. Cricket Australia will have to sack every player, even the centrally contracted ones to gather the money and hope that he agrees.”
He further added, “He is frustratingly consistent. Yadav is so much better than everyone else. No player in the Australian side or even in the world comes close to him. Sometimes in the IPL, Jos Buttler comes close to him, but SKY is on a different level. He is stupidly consistent.”
As of now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has clearly refrained from India’s male cricketers from participating in global franchise leagues. Meanwhile, impressed with his consistency level in the shortest format of the game, it has been reported that Suryakumar Yadav is in India’s scheme of things in Test cricket and will be preferred for the upcoming two-match Test series in Bangladesh starting December 14.
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Suryakumar Yadav might be selected in the place of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who is yet to completely recover from a knee injury. Glenn Maxwell on the other hand suffered an awkward leg injury two weeks ago while attending a friend’s birthday party. He underwent successful surgery and is going through rehab, now he will be missing competitive cricket for an indefinite period of time.