India national cricketer wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik wants in-form T20 batsman Suryakumar Yadav to play ahead in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 with Shreyas Iyer not available.
ESPNcricinfo reported that Iyer has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia, which begins in Nagpur on February 9. Iyer needs to recover from a back injury for the second Test starting February 17 in Delhi.
Karthik said that Suryakumar is a great player of spin and he should get ahead of Gill in the middle order. KL Rahul, out of form, will open the innings with Rohit Sharma needing to wait for his chances.