The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently released the updated list of the world's top T20I batters and India's Suryakumar Yadav has become the
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently released the updated list of the world’s top T20I batters and India’s Suryakumar Yadav has become the number one ranked T20I batter in the world.
Suryakumar Yadav has had a momentous year of cricket in 2020, having become the top T20I batter in the world. He has played 11 T20I matches for India since his debut in 2018 and has scored 393 runs with an incredible average of 49.12. He has also smashed five half-centuries and one century in that time.
Yadav has achieved this feat by leapfrogging Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, who has slipped to the second spot after holding the number one ranking for some time. Rizwan has played 18 T20I matches since making his debut in 2018, scoring 558 runs with an average of 39.85 and four half-centuries.
India captain Virat Kohli is ranked 12th on the list and is the highest-ranked Indian after Yadav. In addition to Kohli, two more Indians are featured in the top 20 – KL Rahul at number 16 and Shreyas Iyer at number 19.
Yadav’s rise to the top of the rankings is particularly impressive considering that he only made his India debut in November 2018. He was part of the squads for the series against Bangladesh, Australia and South Africa, eventually making his T20I debut against South Africa in December that year.
Yadav’s valiant performances as a batsman have helped him to reach the pinnacle of world T20I rankings. He has already proved to be a valuable asset for the Indian cricket team and is now looking to cement his place in the side and keep the form going into the future.
Suryakumar Yadav’s performance has been exceptional and with him at the helm, the Indian cricket team can look forward to more success in the T20I format.
Suryakumar Yadav tops Rizwan to become world’s No. 1 T20I batter
Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav has achieved a milestone by becoming the world’s No. 1 T20I batter, overtaking Pakistani batsman Mohamamd Rizwan.
Why is this a big achievement?
This is a huge achievement for Suryakumar Yadav and the Indian cricket team considering the stiff competition in the world of international cricket. He has worked hard and achieved success in a short span of time. The statistics are a proof of his hard work – currently, he has a batting average of 59.71 in T20I matches which makes him the most consistent batsman in T20I cricket.
What makes him so successful?
Suryakumar Yadav is a great match-winner for India. He plays aggressively and can hit sixes with ease. His strength lies in his ability to convert good start into big innings. He has the knack to dominate bowlers and likes to take risks. He also has excellent temperament and can build a strong partnership with other batsman.
Now that Suryakumar Yadav has achieved the No. 1 spot in T20I batting, the expectations from him are high. He will have to maintain his form and keep up the good work if he wants to stay at the top. It will be interesting to see how he performs in future T20Is and if he can help India to lift the T20I World Cup trophy.
Suryakumar Yadav’s achievements:
- World’s No. 1 T20I batter
- Highest batting average – 59.71 in T20I
- Aggressive and consistent batting style
- Excellent temperament
- Ability to convert good start into big innings