ICC World T20 2022: Rizwan no 1 T20I batter but Surya’s SR (176.81) highest (Qualifier-1000+ runs)
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Top five batters to watch out in World T20 2022. Mohammad Rizwan no. 1 T20I batter while Suryakumar Yadav carries highest strike rate (176.81).
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) top-level global event, the World T20 2022 will be played just after one year post the 2021 edition due to Covid-19, and this time the tournament will be played in Australia.
While the 2021 edition of T20 World Cup provided a number of twists and turns, we expect this edition to be the same. The 2022 T20 World Cup will highlight the talents of several international players the world is looking forward to. So, here we bring you the top 5 batters to watch out for in the T20 World Cup in Australia during October.
Suryakumar Yadav (Runs 1045, SR 176.81, Ave 38.70)
India's Suryakumar Yadav is one of five batters to watch out for in the T20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia. This year, the 32 year-old India middle-order batter has scored the most runs in T20 Internationals. In 23 T20Is this year, the star Indian batter has scored 801 runs at an average of 40.05 and a strike rate of 184.56. Surya crossed the 1000 run mark in T20Is in the Guwahati T20I against South Africa on October 2, where he scored a whirlwind 61 (22) playing a major role in elevating India’s total beyond 200. He has the best strike rate (176.81) for batters with at least 1000 runs in T20I cricket.
In the first T20I against South Africa, which took place on September 28 in Thiruvananthapuram, he scored 50 runs off 33 balls to win the match. Surya also scored 69 runs off 36 balls for India in the third T20I of a three-match series against Australia last month. Throughout his innings, he hit five fours and two sixes.
Surya is currently the number two T20I batter in the world and holds the record for most sixes in a calendar year in T20Is.
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Mohammad Rizwan (Runs 2259, SR 128.57, Ave 52.53)
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been a tremendously productive duo for Pakistan over the last two years, scoring over sixty per cent of Pakistan's runs in all T20I since the commencement of the T20 World Cup last year. Moreover, Rizwan has been an absolute treat to watch. While Babar failed quite a few times in Asia Cup 2022, in contrast, Rizwan continued his form since last year’s world cup and has been scoring fiercely.
Rizwan scored the most runs in Asia