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JP Duminy weighs in on Suryakumar Yadav’s selection ahead of Nagpur Test

With the Border Gavaskar Trophy preparations in full swing, Team India would be missing both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, forcing them to reassess their middle order ahead of the first Test. Several people have been debating Suryakumar Yadav’s availability and whether or not he would be selected for his Test debut.

Former South African all-rounder JP Duminy has also weighed in on whether Suryakumar Yadav should be included in the playing XI. He has claimed that Suryakumar is one of India’s most interesting hitters, and that if they want to adopt an aggressive approach in the series, he should play.

The selection of the 32-year-old in the Test team is a hotly disputed matter. Suryakumar’s inclusion in the team would be difficult with the comeback of KL Rahul and the absence of Rishabh Pant. Shubman Gill is anticipated to start the batting with Rohit Sharma, with Rahul dropping down the order. Only time will tell whether Surya will be employed in the lineup.

JP Duminy addressed Suryakumar Yadav at a news conference organised by SA20, saying, “Suryakumar Yadav is now one of India’s most exciting players. I believe that, given the direction of Test cricket, the nation must select what kind of cricket it want to play. If he has an offensive attitude, I believe he becomes a viable alternative “According to Sportskeeda.