R Ashwin can next be seen in action when India take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final.© AFP
After “the sky is the limit” for India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, he was followed on Twitter by teammate Suryakumar Yadav. Often referred to as “Sky”, Suryakumar has played T20Is for India and he plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ashwin, who plays mostly in Tests for India, trades his way to Delhi Capitals in the IPL. While off-spinner Ashwin and right-handed batsman Suryakumar faced off on the field, Ashwin was delighted to get a follow from “Sky”, who is yet to play alongside Ashwin for India.
sky is the limit pic.twitter.com/N4I2QoPaXk
— put on a mask and get your vaccine (@ashwinravi99) May 28, 2021
Ashwin was included in India’s Test squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the five-match series against England in August-September.
India will play New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship starting in Southampton on 18 June, before taking on England in the first of five Tests, starting on 4 August.
Suryakumar, who is a limited-overs prospect for India, could be picked for the team’s tour of Sri Lanka in July which is sandwiched between the Test Championship final and the England Test.
India are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Sri Lanka in July and the team selected for that tour will probably not have any of the players selected for the Test tour to England.
Both Ashwin and Suryakumar have been in good form in international and IPL cricket recently.
While Ashwin finished as the leading wicket-taker in India’s home Test series against England, Suryakumar made an impressive debut in the following T20I series and scored 173 runs in seven IPL matches this season.
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