India’s best player in T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav, has cemented his position at the top of the ICC T20 batsman rankings. He beat the unbeaten 111 in the second T20I vs New Zealand at Mount Maunganui to take big points. Suyra gained 31 rating points to jump to 890 points. This helps widen the gap between him and the number 2 on the list, Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. There is also big play for New Zealand opener Devon Conway. He has jumped to second place in the final standings, thanks to his 59-run knockout in the T20I vs India shared final in Napier. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, meanwhile, has dropped to number 4 in the list.
For India, captain Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 30 in the last game has helped him reach a tie for 50th among batsmen, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two places to 11th), Arshdeep Singh (up one place to 21st) and Yuzvendra Chahal ( moved up eight places to 40th) are the bowlers who win in the latest update.
After the last T20 batting ranking, Indian fans trolled Pakistan Babar Azam after he posted a picture on his social media with a cheeky caption with ‘SKY’ in it. Suryakumar Yadav as had a great year.
SKY hit 239 runs at the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup. He finished as the leading run scorer for India in the T20Is against New Zealand with 124 runs in total. His 111 not out against NZ in 2nd T20I was an incredible knockout filled with incredible shots. The innings was described as “another video game innings” by Virat Kohli.
He is also the second only India to score over 1500 runs in a calendar year in T20s. Kohli currently holds the record with 1614 runs from 31 T20s. Surya will finish 2022 with 15-3 runs in 41 T20s. During his IPL 2022, he scored 303 points in matches.