Suryakumar Yadav’s wait to play Test cricket finally ended on Thursday (February 9) as he was named in Team India’s playing XI for the first Test match against Australia. The right-handed batsman had earned his maiden Test call-up during the England tour in 2021. He was recalled to the Test team for the home series against New Zealand later that year.
Suryakumar is the first Indian player to make his debut in all formats after turning 30. Playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020, Suryakumar came close to selection in the T20I side for the Australia tour but missed out. He earned his maiden call-up against England and made his debut in March 2021. His ODI debut came against Sri Lanka in July 2021. He made it to the Test team after the SL tour but had to wait for his debut.
His T20I debut came when he was 30 years and six months old. He was 30 years, 10 months and four days old on the day of his ODI debut. He made his Test debut aged 32 years, 4 months and 26 days.