'He is a pure Test material' - Danish Kaneria feels Yashasvi Jaiswal deserves a spot in India's red-ball setup

Danish Kaneria even added that he has been following the exploits of Jaiswal right from his Under-19 days.

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Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria feels that uncapped Indian batter Yashasvi Jaiswal can be drafted into the Indian Test squad. Labeling Jaiswal as a ‘Test material’, Kaneria said that the left-hander is tailormade for the longest format of the game.

Kaneria even added that he has been following the exploits of Jaiswal right from his Under-19 days, and opined that the left-hander deserves an opportunity in the Indian Test team.

“You have Suryakumar Yadav on the bench. But at this point, it won’t be wrong to bring Yashasvi Jaiswal into the conversation. He’s a product of the U-19s. He played very well in the IPL but I see him as pure Test cricket material. I feel Test cricket is made for him.

I have been following Yashasvi Jaiswal since his U-19 days and the way he bats, he deserves to be there,” said Kaneria as quoted by The Hindustan Times.

India’s tour of South Africa will begin on 26th December 2021

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Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra picked his Indian squad for the Test series against South Africa but has not included veteran Ajinkya Rahane in the team. Also, the superb performance by Shreyas Iyer in the two-match Test series against New Zealand will only make things tougher for the Indian selectors.

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