Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav Extends T20I Batting Domination in ICC Rankings

December 13, 2023 6:25 pm

India’s dynamic batting sensation, Suryakumar Yadav, continues to reign atop the ICC T20I batter rankings, solidifying his lead with a blazing half-century against South Africa in a rain-interrupted encounter at St George’s Park on Tuesday, December 12.

The right-handed maestro crafted a scintillating 56 runs off a mere 36 deliveries, embellishing his innings with five boundaries and three colossal maximums. This exceptional performance propelled him to accumulate an additional ten rating points, amassing a staggering total of 865 rating points. This places him ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (787 rating points) and South Africa’s Aiden Markram (758), both trailing behind the formidable Indian captain. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

Since his T20I debut for India in 2021, Suryakumar Yadav has rapidly etched his name among the cricketing elite in the shortest format of the game. The Mumbai-born stalwart notably ascended to the pinnacle of the rankings in November 2022 post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup held in Australia. His remarkable feat of surpassing 1000 runs in T20Is during that year made history, marking him as the first Indian batter to achieve this milestone in a calendar year. His exceptional performances throughout 2022 earned him the prestigious title of the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year.

The second T20I clash also witnessed commendable displays by other players, impacting the ICC rankings. South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks climbed to eighth position following his significant 49 runs off 27 balls against India. Meanwhile, India’s rising stars Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh surged up the rankings, with Varma elevating 10 spots to 55th and Singh remarkably climbing 46 places to jointly hold the 59th spot, thanks to their impressive performances in the recent match.

On the bowling front, South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi elevated to the tenth spot after a commendably economic spell of 1/18 against India, while India’s Kuldeep Yadav soared five places to 32nd. Additionally, South Africa’s Aiden Markram made a noteworthy leap of two places to secure the second spot in the latest T20I rankings for all-rounders.

As the T20 cricket landscape evolves, these rankings reflect the stellar performances and contributions of cricket’s finest, with Suryakumar Yadav emerging as a dominant force at the forefront of the T20I batting realm. Get free cricket betting tips from Nextbet Sports.