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Irfan Pathan: Suryakumar Yadav Worthy Of Praise By The Way He Cemented His Place In XI

Irfan Pathan, meanwhile, named two players who he believes are guaranteed to be in the XI in the T20I World Cup.

“I think SKY (Suryakumar) and Pant are in the XI, you can take that in writing. I know there is still time and they have to keep performing, but the way SKY has cemented his place in the XI, it’s really worthy of praise,” said Pathan.

India registered an emphatic six-wicket win in the third and final T20I of the series against Sri Lanka.
The series saw a number of first-team batters being absent as Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant were rested for the three T20Is, while Suryakumar Yadav was ruled out with an injury (hairline fracture). Suyakumar Yadav scored the most-104 runs in ODIs and 107 runs-the 2nd most in T20Is against West Indies.

In their absences, Shreyas Iyer batted at no.3 in the Indian lineup and produced a scintillating performance, scoring 204 runs in the series while remaining unbeaten in all three matches.The magnificent performance from Shreyas Iyer adds to the selection headache for captain Rohit Sharma and the team management as the side prepares for the T20I World Cup in Australia later this year.But once the trio of Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant return, it would leave India with a conundrum on who to pick between Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav.

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