Suryakumar Yadav: In the ICC T20 International rankings, number-1 batsman Suryakumar Yadav has a chance to make a big record. He can become the batsman who scored the most T20I runs in a calendar year. For this, he will have to score 286 runs in the New Zealand series. If he succeeds in doing so, he will leave Mohammad Rizwan behind.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 1326 T20 International runs in the year 2021. Suryakumar has scored 1040 runs this year. If he has to beat Rizwan in this record, then he will have to play back to back big innings in the three match T20 series against New Zealand. Suryakumar has this last chance this year as after this the Indian team will not play any T20 match till December 31.
Surya is in excellent rhythm
Making 286 runs in three T20 matches is not an easy task, but the way Suryakumar is in form, it is not that difficult for him either. Suryakumar Yadav has scored 1040 runs in 29 matches this year at a batting average of 43.33 and a blazing strike rate of 185.71. He is the first Indian batsman to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year. This year he has also scored 9 half-centuries and one century.
Strike rate of 179 in T20I career
Suryakumar Yadav has made his debut in T20 International cricket only last year. Till now he has played only 40 matches. Here he has scored 1284 runs at an average of 41.41 and a strike rate of 179.07. In his short career, he has become the number-1 batsman of T20. He has gained worldwide recognition for his offbeat shots.