Bengaluru: Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday (December 24) wrongly questioned the BCCI selectors over Suryakumar Yadav’s non-selection. However, Harbhajan failed to notice that Yadav was yesterday picked in the India A squad for the tour of New Zealand.

The MSK Prasad-led selection panel, on Monday (December 23), selected India T20I, ODI squads for Sri Lanka and Australia series respectively. Also, the committee unveiled the India A squad.

Also read: India T20I, ODI squads announced

Yadav is in India A squad for two tour matches and three one days. Shubman Gill has been named captain. However, Harbhajan questioned why Yadav was not in India squads including the A team.

“I keep wondering what’s wrong @surya_14kumar  hv done ? Apart from scoring runs like others who keep getting picked for Team india india/A india /B why different rules for different players ??? (sic),” Harbhajan tweeted on Tuesday.

While several Twitter users backed Harbhajan’s comment, there were others too who pointed out that Mumbai captain Yadav was picked in the India A squad.

The right-handed Yadav has been in superb form in recent times. In the opening round of Ranji Trophy, he hit 102 against Baroda. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 too, he had excelled with the bat.

India A squad for two tour matches and three one-day games: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Porel, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj.

India A squad for 1st four-day game: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari (captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Porel, Ishan Kishan.

India A squad for 2nd four-day game: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hanuma Vihari (captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, R Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Warrier, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Porel.

India 'A' tour of New Zealand, 2020

No.

Date

Match

Venue

1

17th January

1st Tour Match

Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

2

19th January

2nd Tour Match

Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

3

22nd  January

1st one-day

Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

4

24th January

2nd one-day

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

5

26th January

3rd one-day

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

6

30th Jan - 2nd Feb

1st Four-day Match

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

7

7th Feb- 10th Feb

2nd Four-day Match

Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln