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Suryakumar Yadav Won ICC T20I Player Of The Year For 2023

Suryakumar Yadav Won ICC T20I Player Of The Year For 2023

In a dazzling display of explosive batting prowess, Suryakumar Yadav has once again secured the ICC T20I Player of the Year title for the year 2023. Despite facing a minor setback with a recent groin surgery in Germany, the big-hitting batter has been hailed as the “backbone of India’s middle order” by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Let’s discover his remarkable year and the well-deserved recognition.

Consistency and Impactful Performances

Yadav exhibited outstanding form in 2023 with an impressive batting average nearing 50 and a striking strike rate exceeding 150.

Throughout the year, he consistently provided solid starts, contributing significantly to India’s middle order.

Innings Highlights

 Even though he began with only seven runs against Sri Lanka, Yadav soon bounced back, showing his excellent form.

Notable innings included an impressive 83 (44) against the West Indies in Providence and a crucial knock of 61 (45) in Florida to conclude the series.

Captaincy and Leadership

 Yadav shouldered the responsibility of captaincy towards the end of the year, leading a young and promising side with commendable success.

 His leadership skills did not hinder his batting performance, proving his all-round prowess in the T20 format.

Noteworthy Centuries and Half-Centuries

 Yadav’s outstanding innings featured half-centuries against Australia (80 off 42 balls) and South Africa (56 off 36 balls).

The best part of his year was an amazing century against Sri Lanka. He made 112 runs in just 51 balls, hitting nine sixes and seven fours.

Record-Breaking Performance

His outstanding performance against Sri Lanka was the second-quickest century for India in men’s T20Is. Only Rohit Sharma scored faster, taking 35 balls against the same team in 2017.

India emerged victorious by a clear margin of 91 runs in that match.

Suryakumar Yadav’s remarkable year and consistent match-winning contributions have rightfully earned him the prestigious ICC T20I Player of the Year award for 2023. As he recovers from his recent surgery, fans eagerly anticipate his return to action, particularly with the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL season scheduled for March.