The SKY World Cup conundrum: Can Suryakumar Yadav produce the goods in a format he hasn't mastered yet ?
NEW DELHI: Was picking Suryakumar Yadav over someone like Sanju Samson or even young Tilak Varma in the ICC ODI World Cup squad the right decision? Despite the World No. 1 T20I batsman's lean patch in the 50-over format, the selectors opted to include him in the 15-member squad for the highly anticipated ICC ODI World Cup 2023, set to take place in India, commencing after the India squad announcement, there was considerable debate over Suryakumar's inclusion.Selector Ajit Agarkar and captain Rohit Sharma faced criticism for preferring Suryakumar over Sanju in the Indian squad for this prestigious event. Samson has played 13 ODIs in his career so far and averages more than 55. He has three half centuries to his name.