Suryakumar Yadav Named ICC Men's T20I Cricketer Of The Year 2022
Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav on Wednesday was named as ICC T20I men's cricketer of the year 2022.
Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav on Wednesday was named as ICC T20I men's cricketer of the year. Suryakumar Yadav had a stellar year with the bat breaking an array of records and setting a benchmark like never before in the shortest format of the game. Suryakumar, who became only the second batter to amass more than 1,000 runs in calendar year, ended 2022 as the highest run-getter, scoring 1164 runs at a ridiculous strike-rate of 187.43.
Presenting the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year 2022 #ICCAwards— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2023
"The winner of the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year had one of the best years any player has had in the format's history. Here, we take a look at his outrageous 2022 and the standout performances from the year," the ICC said in a statement.
He was a vital cog in India's T20I side, smashing two hundreds and nine half-centuries.
ICC also listed Suryakumar's best performances the year.
"There were quite a few standout performances from Yadav during the year. But perhaps his best came in Nottingham against one of the best white-ball teams in recent times - England - when he made his maiden T20I hundred, a stunning 117 off 55 balls," ICC said in a statement.
He hit a stunning 68 sixes during the year, which is the most by any batter in the history of the format.
Tahila McGrath Named ICC Women's T20I Cricketer Of The Year 2022
Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was crowned as the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of 2022 on Wednesday.
"Australia's Tahlia McGrath saw off competition from dashing India opener Smriti Mandhana, Pakistan's ever-reliable all-rounder Nida Dar and New Zealand captain Sophie Devine on her way to the coveted ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year Award," said a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
McGrath only made her T20I debut in October 2021 and little over a year later was one of the nominees for the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year - such was the meteoric rise the Australian all-rounder witnessed in the shortest format. One of the most exciting talents around, she is also a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, and the current World No.1 ICC Women's T20I batter.
The year began with a stunning display of her all-round prowess when she scored a blistering 49-ball 91* against England and followed it up with a three-wicket haul in the same match.
Her entertaining innings was studded with 13 fours and a six.
Prior to that, she also made an impact with the ball as she returned 3/26 from her four overs, restricting England to 169/4. However, the way McGrath took the attack and batted fearlessly, the total seemed below par, as she along with skipper Meg Lanning chased it down with 18 balls to spare.
At the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, she amassed 128 runs in five matches, averaging 42.66. For her stellar showing, she was voted as the ICC Women's Player of the Month for August last year.
McGrath finished 2022 with aplomb as well, with churning out incredible performances on the tour of India in December. In that tour which consisted of five matches, she made 146 runs in five innings at an average of 48.66, which included a knock of 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 the best score of 91*. She also took 13 wickets at an average of 12.84, with an economy rate of 6.95 and best bowling figures of 3/13.
(With ANI Inputs)