If the form is the criteria – he has scored 283 runs at an average of 31.44 and a strike-rate of 150 and it comprises of two fifties – what else do Mumbai Indians top-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav need to do to make it to the national side. On Monday, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Tests, ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming tour of Australia and the big surprise apart from Rohit Sharma’s omission was Suryakumar not getting picked.

With 512 runs in 2018, he was the highest run-scorer for MI in 2018. And the second-highest scorer for Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 360 runs at an average of 51.

After all of this, how did BCCI miss him? Fans have taken to social media and are reacting.

Over the past three seasons, Suryakumar has been a key member of the MI squad and has been a consistent performer. It is a little surprising and unfortunate to see the run-machine not get his due.