New Delhi. If Suryakumar Yadav is successful in playing a big innings in the fourth T20 against West Indies today, then he will do a big job. He is currently ranked No.-2 in the T20 rankings as a batsman. On the other hand, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam is at number-1. If Suryakumar scores 50 runs, then he will become the number-1 batsman in the world. Talking about T20 International career, the 31-year-old Indian batsman has played only 22 matches. He is also being called the most important link of the team for the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November this year. He landed as an opener in the first 3 matches of the West Indies series (IND vs WI). Usually they play in the middle order.
Suryakumar Yadav made his T20 International debut in March last year. If we look at the performance of batsmen in T20 Internationals from January 2021 onwards, Suryakumar’s record is very strong. He has scored 648 runs in 20 innings of 22 matches at an average of 38. Has scored a century and 5 half-centuries. That is, he scores more than 50 runs in every sixth innings. During this, his strike rate has been 176, which is very good.
Played 30 times inning of more than 50 runs
If we look at Suryakumar Yadav’s overall T20 record, he has scored 4872 runs in 194 innings of 216 matches at an average of 32. He has scored one century and 29 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 145. He has been consistently performing well for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Due to this he also got a place in the Indian team. He has scored more than 5 thousand runs in first class cricket and more than 3 thousand runs in List-A.
Babar is far behind in terms of strike rate
Now look at Babar Azam’s record of T20 International for the last two years, he has scored 1005 runs in 27 innings of 30 matches at an average of 39. He has scored one century and 10 half-centuries. Played the biggest innings of 122 runs. Strike rate is 129. If we look at the average of both the players, it is almost equal. But Suryakumar Yadav is far ahead in terms of strike rate. Babar has scored 2686 runs in 69 innings of 74 T20 Internationals at an average of 46. He has scored one century and 26 half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 06, 2022, 10:30 IST