The T20I five-game series between India and England is currently level 2-2. The decider is set to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
On his official Twitter account, ahead of the last T20I, Azharuddin revealed that he wanted to see how the young guns performed in the critical situation. He tweeted:
“The stadium is set for the youngsters to step up and strengthen their demands for a place in the T20 World Cup squad later in the year. I look forward to seeing who all reinforce their demands. Big game tonight.
The T20 World Cup will take place in India later this year.
Two youngsters have already made their mark in the T20I series against England. While Ishan Kishan hammered half a century in his debut, Suryakumar Yadav also beat fifty in his first international heats (in 2nd T20I).
In fact, Yadav was the man of the match as India beat England by eight points in the fourth T20I to tie the series. At batting first, India posted a healthy 185 for 8. Yadav scored the best score at 57 of 31 while Shreyas Iyer scored 37 of 18. Wicket-beater keeper Rishabh Pant also contributed 30 on 23.
In response, England were held 177 for 8. Ben Stokes hit a dazzling 46 of 23 and Jason Roy contributed 40 of 27. However, Shardul Thakur (3 for 42), Hardik Pandya (2 for 16) and Rahul Chahar (2 for 35) combined to restrict England and keep India alive in the series.
Sachin Tendulkar backs Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for T20 World Cup
Another former Indian captain, Sachin Tendulkar, believes two of the team’s young guns, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, are good enough to be part of India’s T20 World Cup squad.
Speaking to Reuters in a telephone interview, Sachin Tendulkar commented on Kishan and Yadav:
“There is no doubt how talented both players are. It ultimately comes down to the selection and the selection committee. But I can say that having played in the IPL against all the major foreign players they are ready to go. to play (in the Twenty20 World Cup). “
Indian legend added that while Suryakumar Yadav is a fabulous player, Ishan Kishan’s progress over the past year has been remarkable.
The 2021 T20 World Cup will take place in India in October-November.