Suryakumar Yadav is the best batter for the Indian team in the shortest format of cricket. He is recently climbed to no.2 spot in the ICC T20I rankings surpassing the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. In his short career, this right-handed batter from Maharashtra has already broken many records in the shortest format of the cricket. Currently, he is the top scorer of this calendar year, in T20I, scoring 732 runs in 21 innings at a stunning strike rate of 180.29. His performance in Asia Cup was outstanding, and also, he played some blazing knocks in the home series against Australia. Recently, in the opening encounter against South Africa, where openers were struggling to bat on the tricky pitch, he played a destructive inning of 50*runs in 36 balls with three sixes and five fours and helped Indian team to chase down the total in 17th overs, with ease.
India will face Proteas on 2nd October for the second T20I. In the pre match conference, South-African all-rounder Wayne Parnell has praised Suryakumar and said he is the best T20I batter in the world.
“I think personally, from what I’ve watched over the last couple of months, he is probably one of the best T20I betters at the moment,” Wayne Parnell told reporters on Saturday.
“He scores 360 degrees, which is very difficult for bowlers to try and defend. I think it’s just about being strong and trying to take each ball as it comes. You know, he’s allowed to play good shots. He played some wonderful shots the other night, but it was a lucky day. And maybe, you know, a different night that goes to hand. But having said that, I think you know, and he’s certainly been a guy I’ve enjoyed watching over the last couple of months. He’s certainly playing outstanding cricket,” Parnell added.
Suryakuamar Yadav is the crucial player for the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup. His performance in recent matches is incredible. The whole cricket fraternity is applauding him for his outstanding performances. It will be interesting to see, how he will perform in the upcoming ICC mega event.