Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has been making headlines for his back-to-back hit performances in cricket. Recently, against Sri Lanka, he smashed his third ton in T20I. He is the first Indian batter to reach 900 rating points in ICC in the T20 Internationals. His ICC ranking in T20I is 908 runs. Besides him, only Dawid Milan and Aaron Finch have been able to surpass 900 points.
It’s surprising that the right-handed made his T20I debut after 30 years. However, once he came to the team, he has been unstoppable. In the 45 T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav has accumulated 1578 runs at a strike rate of 180.34, which is the highest for a batter with more than 250 T20I runs. In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, he was the third-highest run scorer with 239 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 189.68.
He scored his fifties in the tournament against South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands. Fans will be really excited to see him play in the bilateral series.
Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 112* off 51 deliveries. He has hit nine sixes and seven fours against Sri Lanka in Rajkot. This century was his second fastest in men’s T20Is after Indian Rohit Sharma who mustered a ton in 35 balls in 2017.
Players who achieved the highest ICC rating points
- Dawid Malan- 915
- Suryakumar Yadav- 908*
- Aaron Finch- 900
- Virat Kohli- 897
- Babar Azam- 896
Pakistan’s player Mohammad Rizwan (836) is in the second position. Virat Kohli is in the 13th position. Other players like Devon Conway, Babar Azam, Aiden Markram, David Malan, etc. Besides, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli are the only two players of the Indian cricket team to be in the top 20.
Though he has absolutely killed it in the T20I space with his skills but he is fighting for his ODI spot.