Mumbai: India's star batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been the world's number one batsman in the latest T20 International rankings released by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday, to his stellar form in the recent past. Suryakumar surpassed Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan to take the top spot.
Mumbai: India’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been the world’s number one batsman in the latest T20 International rankings released by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday, to his stellar form in the recent past. Suryakumar surpassed Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan to take the top spot.
Suryakumar Yadav is only the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to reach the top of the T20 International rankings. He has 863 while Rizwan has 842 marks. Devon Conway of New Zealand is in the top three with 792 points. After this comes the number of Pakistan captain Babar Azam. He is at number four with 780 points, while Virat Kohli remains at number 10. Suryakumar Yadav hit a half-century while batting stormy against the Netherlands and South Africa, which has benefited him.
On the other hand, Rizwan and Babar Azam are going through a bad tour. Suryakumar Yadav also batted strongly against Bangladesh and scored 30 runs in 16 balls. During this he hit 4 fours.
He was clean bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. Apart from cementing his place in the Indian team since his T20 International debut in March last year, Suryakumar has also carved a niche for himself in world cricket as one of the best batsmen in the shortest format of the game. Suryakumar has scored a century and 11 half-centuries in 37 T20Is (before this match) for India. He has also represented India in 13 One Day Internationals.
Incidentally, Suryakumar’s feat happens to come the same day his India teammate Kohli shattered a huge world record by becoming the all-time leading run-getter in T20 World Cups, surpassing Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene’s tally of 1016 runs from 31 matches. Kohli, who was on 10001 runs prior to the start of the match, created history in the seventh over of the innings and in six matches fewer than Jayawardene.