Suryakumar Yadav surpasses Mohammad Rizwan, becomes leading T20I run-scorer of the year | Cricket News


SYDNEY: Star Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav became the leading T20I run-scorer in 2022 after his superb half-century against Netherlands on Thursday during the ongoing T20 World Cup.
The explosive batsman scored 51* off just 25 balls to help India post 179/2 in 20 overs. In the process, Suryakumar took over Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan who topped the scoring charts with 825 runs from 19 innings this year at a superb average of 51.56.
Suryakumar scored 867 runs in 25 innings at an impressive average of 41.28, including a century.
The batsman was also within striking distance of occupying the top position in the ICC rankings for T20I batsmen, but earlier finished a close second. He is currently third in the rankings after that Devon Conway ranked second in the latest ICC rankings.
A surprising entry in the list of top scorers is Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe who has had a great 2022 with the bat. The right-hander has 652 runs from 19 innings with the highest score of 87 at an average of 38.35.
Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka scored 636 runs from 21 T20I innings in 2022. The aggressive right-hander sits fourth on the top run-scorer list and averages 31.80 with his highest score being 75 runs.
Virat Kohli shut down his critics with an incredible century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and then played an innings of a lifetime to hand Pakistan a defeat when they looked set to win the match.
King Kohli’s return to form has seen him climb to fifth in the T20 run-scoring list in 2022. He also made a comeback in the Top-10 T20I batsman rankings in the latest ICC rankings.
Kohli had a fantastic 2022 with the willow scoring 629 runs at an impressive average of 57.18. The former India captain smashed his maiden T20I century during the Asia Cup this year while also scoring five half-centuries.
The batsman played a superb unbeaten knock of 62 runs to help India defeat the Netherlands by 56 runs.


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