Indian players are soaring high in the ICC annual awards. The T20I Cricketer of the Year has been announced by the ICC on Wednesday, and this award has been bagged by Suryakumar Yadav. Suryakumar Yadav, who rocked the T20I format last year, has received this great honour.
Suryakumar Yadav has defeated Sam Curran of England, Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe and Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan in this race. Suryakumar Yadav is also the number-1 batsman in T20I format, as well as now he has also become the Cricketer of the Year in T20 format.
Suryakumar Yadav was dominating the whole year
Talking about the year 2022, Suryakumar Yadav had scored 1,164 runs in 31 matches, which came at an average of around 47. During this, Suryakumar’s strike rate was 187.43. Which was more than any player. Suryakumar Yadav became the first Indian player to score 1,000 or more runs in T20 cricket in any one calendar year.
Suryakumar Yadav was the winner of 2022, during which he hit 68 sixes. This was the most number of sixes hit by any player in T20 format in a calendar year. In many matches, Surya single-handedly overturned the entire game for Team India.
T20I records of Suryakumar Yadav
- 45 matches, 43 innings
- 1578 runs at 46.41 average
- 180.34 strike rate, 3 centuries
- 142 fours, 92 sixes
Suryakumar Yadav’s best score in T20I
- 117 vs England, 2022
- 112* vs Sri Lanka, 2023
- 111* vs New Zealand, 2022
Indian players dominate in T20I format
The ICC had also recently announced the T20 Team of the Year, which included three players from India. From India, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya were part of this team.
Notably, Team India is currently the number-1 team in the ICC rankings. After defeating New Zealand 3-0 in the ODI series a day before, India has also become number-1 in the ODI rankings.