Suryakumar Yadav has made a flurry of records in T20 cricket this year and has also secured the first position in the ICC rankings.
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Number one T20 batsman in ICC rankings. Most T20 runs in the year 2022. Most sixes. 2 centuries and a strike rate of over 180. This record is the new superstar of Team India Suryakumar Yadav of. Suryakumar Yadav, who has become a fear and puzzle for bowlers and fielders around the world, is being counted among the greatest batsmen of T20 cricket, but New Zealand veteran fast bowler Tim Southee does not believe so. Despite scoring a blistering century against New Zealand, Suryakumar is not currently considered by Saudis as India’s best T20 batsman.
32-year-old Indian batsman Surya played an unbeaten inning of 111 runs in just 51 balls in Mount Maunganui T20 match against New Zealand on Sunday 20 November. This is his second century in this format and both these centuries have come within just 5 months. On the basis of Surya’s innings, India defeated New Zealand by a big margin of 65 runs. During this, Surya hit 11 fours and 7 sixes while washing every New Zealand bowler.
India has many great batsmen
After impressing in the T20 World Cup, Surya is still not India’s number one batsman in this format in the eyes of Tim Southee, despite playing such a tremendous innings. After the match, when Southee was asked if Surya was India’s best T20 batsman, the Kiwi bowler said,
India has had many great T20 players. It’s been a great 12 months for Surya and now it’s up to him to continue with these performances. India has given many amazing cricketers not only in T20 but also in all three formats. You have so many players who have played for a long time and they have achieved a lot during this time.
Surya’s sensational performance
Suryakumar Yadav has scored 1151 runs in 30 innings this year and is the only Indian batsman to score more than a thousand T20 runs in a year. New Zealand bowlers looked helpless in front of Surya who came to bat at number three in this match. Surya hit a century in just 49 balls. During this, he made many excellent shots. Suryakumar scored 64 runs in the last 18 balls of his innings.
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