ICC T20 Rankings: Battle for No. 1 T20 Batsman in the World: In just a few years, Suryakumar Yadav has seen a remarkable rise to Team India. Since his debut in March 2021, he has been poised to overtake the top spot in the T20I standings. The World No. 1 position will be on the line when India and Pakistan square off on August 28.
It took Suryakumar Yadav exactly 506 days to surpass all other Indian batsmen in T20 competition. He has scored 672 runs at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 175.60 in just 23 games.
But in the 21 innings that he has played, he has five innings of 50 or more runs and a century. In the third T20 against the Windies, it was his 44-ball 76-run innings that allowed him to go close to Babar Azam’s neck. He was dismissed on 24 in the fourth T20. SKY can overtake the top T20 batsman in the world today with a 50+ strikeout.
Babar Azam is in the lead in the Ranking Table with 818 points. He has actually dominated the standings for the past 12 months. Suryakumar Yadav, though, has emerged as the new T20 king. Babar is only two points ahead of him. But first, let’s look at how ranking points are determined.
How are ICC players’ rankings determined by the ICC T20 rankings?
- For each run scored in the second inning, a batter receives extra points. But a century and a half are valuable.
- A player receives additional rating points if he scores a run during a trying period for the club.
- A batter receives more rating points in a low-scoring match than in a high-scoring one.
- If a batter leads his team in scoring and the team prevails in the game, the batter earns more points.
- If it is a powerful team, he will also receive an additional point.
- Players receive extra points for not being out.
How might Suryakumar Yadav unseat Babar Azam in the ICC T20 Rankings?
- With 818 points, Babar Azam is now in first place, closely followed by Suryakumar Yadav (816 points).
- In the India vs. Pakistan game of the Asia Cup 2022, both athletes will face off.
- Babar Azam can be defeated by Suryakumar Yadav with just one noteworthy inning.
- It is not need to be fifty years. SKY will succeed Babar if he uses 30-ball 40 to save India from danger or if he aids India in winning the match.
Similar to how Babar Azam will be surpassed by Suryakumar should the Pakistan captain score fewer than 20 if he makes a half-century in Dubai.
SKY has grown to be an essential part of India’s white-ball cricket team since making his T20 debut against England with a Nataraj shot for 6 against Jofra Archer. Despite not having much success in the T20 World Cup, he has made sure to keep his place as one of the team’s top players. Against England, he blasted his first T20I century as India dominated Jos Buttler & Co.
Suryakumar is regarded as India’s ace with the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup just around the way. His ability to bat at No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, or even No. 6 or No. 7 as a finisher aids India in choosing the right combination.