According to the latest ICC rankings, Suryakumar Yadav is the best T20 batsman in the world. India’s series victory against Sri Lanka was set up on Saturday (January 7) in Rajkot thanks to his third international century in Twenty20 International cricket, which he scored off of just 45 balls. The series was won 2-1 by India after a 97-run victory in the third T20I, which was highlighted by SKY’s fireworks.
Suryakumar Yadav is about to become only the third batter in history to reach 900 points in the ICC T20I batting rankings after his amazing knock of 112 off 51 balls against Sri Lanka. As the new points table is released this week, SKY is expected to rise from its present position of 883.
Only two other players in T20I history, England’s Dawid Malan and Australia’s former captain Aaron Finch, had a higher ranking than Suryakumar’s 900.
With his undefeated century in the third and final Twenty20 International of the series against Sri Lanka, great Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav set a new record for the quickest player to amass 1,500 runs in the shortest format in terms of balls taken. Suryakumar Yadav is the fastest player in Twenty20 International history, needing only 843 balls to achieve the 10,000-ball mark.
In terms of innings played, he is the third-fastest player to score 1500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals. It took Virat Kohli (India), KL Rahul (India), Aaron Finch (Australia), and Babar Azam (Pakistan) 39 innings each to reach 1,500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals. Mohammed Rizwan, a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Pakistani national team, attained the mark in 42 innings, while Suryakumar needed 43.
And Suryakumar Yadav is the only player ever to do so with a strike rate of 150 or higher. He’s scored 1,578 runs at a 46.41 batting average in 45 games in 43 innings. He has a strike rate of 180.34 and has scored three century and thirteen half-centuries in the format, with a top individual score of 117.
Suryakumar hit his third hundred in Twenty20 Internationals off only 45 balls, making him the second-fastest Indian hitter to do so. Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, hit a century against Sri Lanka in a T20I in 2017. It took him 35 balls.