Star India batsman Suryakumar Yadav was named ICC T20I Men’s Cricketer of the Year on Wednesday. Suryakumar Yadav had a great year where the bat broke a series of records and set a new benchmark like never before in the shortest format of the game. Suryakumar, who became only the second batter to score over 1,000 runs in a calendar year, finished 2022 as the leading run catcher, scoring 1,164 runs with a ridiculous 187.43 batting percentage.
Presenting the 2022 ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year #ICCAwards
— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2023
“The winner of the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year had one of the best years for a player in the history of the format. Here we look at his outrageous 2022 and standout performances of the year,” the ICC said in a statement. a statement.
He was a vital cog in India’s T20I side, destroying two hundred nine and a half centuries.
ICC also listed Suryakumar’s best performance of the year.
“There were quite a few standout performances from Yadav during the year. But perhaps his best in Nottingham came against one of the best white-ball teams in recent times – England – when he made his first T20I hundred, a stunning 117 from 55 balls .” ICC said in a statement.
He hit an astonishing 68 sixes over the course of the year, the most by any batter in the format’s history.
Tahila McGrath named 2022 ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year
Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was crowned the 2022 ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer on Wednesday.
“Australia’s Tahlia McGrath defeated competition from dashing Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, Pakistan’s ever-reliable all-rounder Nida Dar and New Zealand captain Sophie Devine en route to the coveted ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Award,” said a statement. of the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Award. International Cricket Council (ICC).
McGrath didn’t make her T20I debut until October 2021 and just over a year later she was one of the nominees for the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – that’s how quickly the Australian all-rounder witnessed the short rise. She is one of the most exciting talents around, she is also a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and current ICC Women’s T20I batsman No. 1.
The year started with a stunning display of her all-round prowess as she scored a blistering 49-ball 91* against England followed by a three-wicket haul in the same match.
Her entertaining innings were littered with 13 fours and a six.
Before that, she also impressed with the ball when she returned 3/26 from her four overs, limiting England to 169/4. However, the way McGrath took the attack and hit fearlessly looked totally under-par as she and skipper Meg Lanning chased it down with 18 balls to spare.
At the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, she amassed 128 points in five games, averaging 42.66. Because of her great showing, she was voted ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August last year.
McGrath also ended 2022 with aplomb, with incredible performances on the India tour in December. In that five-game tour, she made 146 runs in five innings at an average of 48.66, including a 70* off 51 balls in the second T20I. She also took a wicket in the series, bowling in the final T20I.
In 16 matches last year, Tahlia scored 435 runs at an average of 62.14, with four half centuries in 11 innings and a best score of 91*. She also took 13 wickets at an average of 12.84, with an economy rate of 6.95 and a best bowling figure of 3/13.
(with ANI inputs)
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