Riyan Parag will receive his first India call-up following his impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In ten tournament matches, Riyan slashed 510 runs.
RIYAN PARAG IN THE INDIAN SQUAD
With 510 runs to his credit, Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag is the leading run-scorer in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy(SMAT) 2023. He has been enjoying an incredible run in the competition. With the bat, the 21-year-old has hit seven half-centuries with a strike rate of 182.79.
Due to his outstanding performance, Riyan Parag should have an easier time breaking into the Indian team. He is expected to receive his first call-up for the team. Parag might be part of the forthcoming T20 series against Australia. The game will be on November 23. In addition to his spectacular batting performance, Riyan has taken 11 wickets with an economy of 7.29 and an average of 24.54 in ten games. A source said to the Times of India that,
“Parag has been performing consistently in domestic cricket this season. It’s hard to ignore his all-round performances. To add to his worth, he’s also an excellent fielder”
The selectors, according to TOI, might choose young players who were part of the Asian Games gold medal squad. The selectors would rest the majority of the players participating in the current ODI World Cup 2023. Riyan Parag’s outstanding performance in the Deodhar Trophy made his selection sturdy. In the Deodhar Trophy, he scored two centuries and one half-century. His total runs in the tournament were 354 in five games, with an average of 88.50 and a strike rate of 136.67.
BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR COMEBACK
In addition to Riyan Parag, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a second seasoned seamer, is also anticipated to make a comeback. Against Australia, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is probably going to lead India’s pace attack while all the senior bowlers will rest. In November 2022, the 33-year-old played his last for India in a T20 match against New Zealand.