Suryakumar Yadav is now placed at No.2 in the ICC Rankings for T20I Batters. Surya is just 2 Rating Points behind No.1 ranked Babar Azam. Surya has a great chance of surpassing Babar in the next few days.
Babar will play his next T20I in the end of August. Hence, Surya can grab the No.1 spot if he carries his form in the remaining 2 matches of the WI series.
Surya is the only Indian batter currently in the Top 10. He is just 20 innings old and has already scored 5 T20I fifties, 1 century. In 2022 T20Is, Surya has scored 404 runs, averaging 40.4, striking at 190. Fans have started to call Surya the Best T20I batter of the current times.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Suryakumar Yadav rising to No.2 Position:
👀 Suryakumar Yadav is now number two in ICC T20 rankings for batters. Sky has surpassed Mohammad Rizwan and is just behind Babar Azam. #AsiaCup2022
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) August 3, 2022
"Sky at No.2 in T20I just 2 points behind Babar" pic.twitter.com/hHfQwLTSu1
— Aᴍᴍᴀʀ💫🇮🇳 (@viratian_ammar) August 3, 2022
Sky moving to no 2 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ deserved will take Babar soon pic.twitter.com/G8wh4W44Tv
— Aditya (@integrationxdy) August 3, 2022
You are looking at the new No.2 ranked batter in ICC T20I Rankings 😍😍
— Anuj Nitin Prabhu 🏏 (@APTalksCricket) August 3, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav – At No.2 in ICC T20I batting rankings. And SKY just 2 points away to becomes No.1 in the World. What a journey of Suryakumar Yadav, he played just 20 innings so far and Almost become No.1 in ICC rankings, so happy for him, he deserves it. What a player.
— Ishika Pandey (@Ishika_Pandey45) August 3, 2022
Surya Kumar Yadav in t20is
Innings – 20
Runs – 648
Average – 38
Sr. – 175 🥵
50s – 5
100s – 1
— Rupinder singh Rana (@Rana_Rockz) August 3, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav – At No.2 in ICC T20I batting rankings. And SKY just 2 points away to becomes No.1 in the World. What a journey of Suryakumar Yadav, he played just 20 innings so far and Almost become No.1 in ICC rankings, so happy for him, he deserves it. What a player. pic.twitter.com/6VxL2SLRth
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) August 3, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav's T20i Ranking after:
– 1st match – 1,178th.
– 5th match – 77th.
– 10th match – 60th.
– 15th match – 49th.
– 20th match – 4th.
– 22nd match – 2nd.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 3, 2022
Highest Avg+SR (BASRA) in the first 20 T20I innings
214 – Suryakumar Yadav
203 – DJ Malan
200 – KL Rahul
197 – Evin Lewis
192 – Aaron Finch
— Cricbaba (@thecricbaba) August 3, 2022
The RISE of SuryaKumar Yadav. An unknown average batsman till IPL 2017, Brought by Mumbai Indians as told by Rohit Sharma. Made him bat in Top 3 and after 4 years, he is probably the BEST T20i batsman in the world. Huge credit to MI management and Rohit for giving this GOLD to 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/aQjskvUvZM
— David (@CricketFreakD) August 3, 2022
Latest ICC T20I batting rankings:-
1. Babar Azam – 818
2. Suryakumar Yadav – 816
3. Mohammad Rizwan – 794
4. Aiden Markam – 788
5. Dawid Malan – 731
Suryakumar Yadav played a knock of 76 runs in the third match of the ongoing T20I series against West Indies. His knock helped India defeat West Indies by 7 wickets. Surya won the “Man of the Match” award. India are leading the series 2-1. The fourth T20I is scheduled to be played in Florida, USA, on August 6.
Hardik Pandya in awe of Suryakumar Yadav’s Batting
After the 3rd T20I, Hardik Pandya addressed the media where he praised Suryakumar Yadav’s eye-pleasing strokeplay.
Hardik said: “Surya is someone who is an exceptional player, when he starts playing some shots, you are just in awe. A lot of credit goes to him, he has worked hard. He is getting his due late in his life but god is kind to him and he is getting the maximum.”
Surya made his T20I debut in March 2021, at the age of 30. The years of grind was visible when he smashed a six on the first delivery. The bowler was Jofra Archer !!