2 centuries, 12 half-centuries, strike rate of more than 180… SKY got the reward for better performance


new Delhi. Ushering in a turnaround in Indian cricket, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named captain of the Indian team for the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, while Suryakumar Yadav, who has excelled with the bat this year, will be the vice-captain of the T20I team.

Suryakumar has achieved a lot of success in Indian cricket in a short span of time. Some of his shots are such that cannot even be imagined. Suryakumar’s specialty of hitting shots all around the wicket sets him apart. Suryakumar has become the world’s number one T20 international batsman at the age of 32 and he has covered this journey very fast.

A look at Suryakumar’s T20 stats
Suryakumar has scored more than 1000 runs in T20 Internationals in 2022. In his T20 career, Suryakumar has so far scored a total of 1408 runs in 40 innings of 42 matches at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 180.97. During this, 12 half-centuries and 2 centuries have also come out of his bat. Suryakumar, who hit 131 fours and 80 sixes in his 40 innings, has a personal personal score of 117 runs in the shortest format of cricket.

Kohli and KL Rahul left out of T20 team
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are also not in the T20 squad and there are indications that keeping in mind the 2024 T20 World Cup, Virat, Rahul and Rohit Sharma might not even be selected in this format anymore. Pandya, who led Gujarat Titans to the IPL title in his very first season, was considered a contender to replace Rohit ever since India’s loss to England in the T20 World Cup semi-finals.

Fast bowlers Shivam and Mukesh get a chance for the first time in the T20 team
Rohit is still not fully recovered after dislocating his thumb. In the release issued by BCCI, it has not been said whether this change is permanent or just for one series. Fast bowlers Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar got a chance for the first time in the T20 team. Mavi was bought by Titans in the IPL auction for Rs 6 crore, while Mukesh was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.5 crore. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi are also in the T20 team.

India’s T20 squad against Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya (captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

(also input from PTI)

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