Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer Of The Year

Suryakumar Yadav recorded 68 sixes throughout the year, likely the most in a single year in the format’s history. Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian hard-hitting batsman, defeated Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan to win the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer Of The Year title. Other nominees in the aforementioned category were World Cup champion Sam Curran and Zimbabwe’s Sikander Raza. The ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year had one of the finest seasons of any player in the format’s history. Here, we look at his crazy 2022 and the year’s top performances.

India’s Suryakumar Yadav (SKY)

Suryakumar Yadav

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1164 runs in 31 matches with a strike rate of 187.43 and an average of 46.56. Suryakumar Yadav had a fantastic year with the bat, breaking several records and creating a new standard in the sport. He became just the second hitter in T20I history to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year, and he finished the year as the top run-scorer, with 1164 runs scored at a crazy strike rate of 187.43. Yadav smashed 68 sixes throughout the year, easily the highest in a single year in the format’s history.

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Throughout the year, the Indian was his team’s main hitter, blasting two hundred and nine half-centuries. Yadav was at his brilliant best at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, scoring three fifties in six innings and averaging over 60. Notably, his strike rate was once again quite high at 189.68. Suryakumar, who had previously scored a century earlier in the year, maintained his stellar year after the multi-nation competition, scoring his second century in T20Is this year in the bilateral series in New Zealand. Yadav also topped the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings with a career-high 890 rating points.

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Outstanding performance by Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men's T20I Cricketer Of The Year-2

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Throughout the year, Yadav delivered many notable performances. But his finest performance came in Nottingham against one of the best white-ball sides in recent memory, England, when he blasted his first T20I century, a magnificent 117 off 55 balls. Yadav raised India from 31/3 in a run chase of 216 with his incredible stroke-making, giving the visitors a chance to knock down the goal. His ejection destroyed India’s aspirations of a spectacular triumph, but he got the squad within striking distance of an unbelievable victory.

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