February 5, 2023

Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year | Cricket News


DUBAI: Swashbuckling India middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who had an excellent run in the shortest structure in yr 2022, used to be on Wednesday named the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year via the sports activities’ world governing frame.
Surya had a gorgeous run ultimate yr the place he broke a plethora of information in the T20Is.
Popularly referred to as ‘SKY’, the 32-year-old gathered 1164 runs in 31 T20I fits at a mean of 46.56 and a strike-rate of 187.43 ultimate yr.
He beat the likes of Sam Curran, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and Zimbabwe’s batting all-rounder Sikandar Raza for the height honour.
However, India vice-captain and ultimate yr’s Cricketer of the Year Smriti Mandhana misplaced out to Australia’s Tahlia McGrath in the ladies’s class.
In 2022, Surya turned into simply the 2d batter to make greater than 1,000 runs in a calendar yr in T20Is and ended the yr as the best possible run-getter.
Surya hit a surprising 68 sixes all the way through the yr, simply the maximum recorded via someone in a yr in the structure’s historical past.
The Indian used to be the key batter for his group via the yr, smashing two masses and 9 half-centuries.
Surya used to be at his stupendous highest all the way through the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, recording 3 fifties in six innings and averaging just about 60. Notably, his strike-rate used to be all over again proper up there at 189.68.
Having already recorded a ton previous in the yr, Suryakumar persevered his sensible yr after the multi-nation match, making his 2d hundred in T20Is in the bilateral collection in New Zealand.
Surya additionally turned into the top-ranked T20 participant, reaching a career-high 890 ranking issues.
(With inputs from PTI)