India batter Suryakumar Yadav named ICC’s T20I Cricketer of the 12 months
Suryakumar Yadav has been named the T20I Cricketer of the 12 months for 2022 by the ICC in its annual awards.
Within the 2022 calendar 12 months, Suryakumar scored 1164 runs in 31 T20I innings, with a strike charge of 187.43 and common of 46.56, with two centuries and 9 half-centuries. This included a sequence of three back-to-back half-centuries in September-October, in matches in opposition to Australia
and South Africa.
General, he has 1578 runs from 43 T20I innings, since making his debut within the format in March 2021, at a strike charge of 180.34 and common of 46.41, with three centuries and 13 half-centuries.
Suryakumar turned simply the second batter to make greater than 1000 runs in a calendar 12 months in 2022 and ended the 12 months as the best run-getter within the format, whereas additionally
changing into the No. 1 T20I batter on the planet when he went previous Mohammad Rizwan in early November.
In 2022, Suryakumar additionally hit 68 sixes in T20Is, essentially the most by a person in a 12 months.
The three centuries Suryakumar now has in opposition to his title places him in joint-second place for century-makers in T20Is, behind Rohit Sharma’s 4, with Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell the one different batters from Full-Member groups to attain three.
The ICC recognition got here after Suryakumar was one in all three Indians in ICC’s T20I group of the 12 months, alongside Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. India didn’t make the title spherical on the 2022 T20 World Cup, dropping within the semi-final to England by ten wickets, however Suryakumar had an excellent event individually. He completed third on the run-scorers’ chart, with 239 runs in six innings, behind Kohli (296 in six innings) and Max O’Dowd (242 runs in eight innings). Suryakumar scored his runs at a strike charge of 189.68, the perfect by a specialist batter, and hit three half-centuries.