There has been a lot of fuss around about the latest ICC T20 ranking as the Indian middle order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has overtaken Pakistan’s Md Rizwan
Rizwan has been one of the best T20 batsmen in the last couple of years. In 2021 he became the only batsman to score 2000+ T20 runs in a calendar year. Pakistan fans are not so pleased with the latest ICC rankings as Suryakumar Yadav has surpassed him by playing just 22 games. In this article, we tell you How Suryakumar Yadav surpassed Rizwan in the ICC T20I ranking.
How Suryakumar Yadav Surpassed Mohammad Rizwan In The ICC T20 Career Ranking 2022, Stats And Runs
Suryakumar Yadav is within touching distance of the No1 T20I ranking 😲
🥇 Babar Azam: 818 points
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🥉 Mohammad Rizwan: 794 points pic.twitter.com/tfgU7PnnlS
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Suryakumar Yadav's T20i Ranking after:
– 1st match – 1,178th.
– 5th match – 77th.
– 10th match – 60th.
– 15th match – 49th.
– 20th match – 4th.
– 22nd match – 2nd.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 3, 2022
Rizwan has been Averaging 50+in T20Is
The Pakistani opener has been in sublime touch in all formats lately. He along with his captain Babar Azam has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the world. Rizwan and Babar were bossing the ICC T20I rankings before Surykumar Yadav surpassed Rizwan. Rizwan has been dethroned from his 2nd position by Suryakumar Yadav after his match-winning 76 against the west indies.
How Suryakumar Yadav surpassed Rizwan in ICC T20I ranking
Suryakumar Yadav is in the form of his life currently. He has been playing some eye catchy Innings lately in Internation cricket. On England’s tour, he scored a masterful ton which went in vain as India couldn’t win that game. SKY scored 76 in his previous game which won him 2nd position in the rankings.
Regardless of all the exceptional things which Suryakumar Yadav did in the last few series. Still, Mohammed Rizwan has been averaging 50+ in T20Is and has played more than double games in comparison to SKY. The only reason which might have been considered by ICC is the strike rate.
Surya and Rizwan are having a mammoth in their strike rates. The strike rate is the most important thing in T20 cricket which SKY is having way more than Rizwan. Rizwan has made many runs in T20Is by maintaining a healthy average but his strike is just 128.8. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav has a strike of 175.6.
ICC puts more emphasis on strike rate over Average in the T20I ranking system and that is the reason why Suryakumar has leapfrogged everyone.