Suryakumar Yadav Achieved Milestones After Brilliant Hundred Against SA

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After the ODI World Cup is done, all the teams’ focus will now shift towards the all-important ICC World T20 in 2024. The tournament will happen in the West Indies and the US, starting in June. All the teams will now start to look into their team combinations for the upcoming event and see which player is in form and whether will he make the cut into the squad. In 2023, Suryakumar Yadav is the only player who scored 7 50+ scores in T20Is. He will be the key to India’s success in the World T20. Let’s talk about it more in detail.

Suryakumar Yadav Surpasses Sikandar Raza For Most 50+ Runs Score in 2023

The world’s No. 1 T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav has achieved some feats after the 3rd T20I between India and South Africa. He surpasses Sikandar Raza and becomes the only player from the full member’s nation to score 7 50+ scores in T20Is in 2023 till now. Sikandar Raza has scored 6 50+ scores in T20Is in 2023 till now. Suryakumar Yadav, who scored a brilliant hundred yesterday goes past Raza and will now have 7 50+ scores in T20Is this year.

He is also a 2nd highest run scorer in T20Is this year till now after UAE’s Muhammad Wasim. Wasim has scored 806 runs in 21 games till now in 2023 with an average of 40.30. Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, has scored 733 runs in 17 innings with an average of 48.86. He has scored 5 fifties and 2 hundreds this year while Wasim has scored 6 fifties this year.

Suryakumar Yadav Equals The Record With Glenn Maxwell & Rohit Sharma

Yesterday’s century was Surya’s 4th T20I hundred. He equals the record of most centuries in T20Is with Glenn Maxwell and Rohit Sharma. And he only took 57 innings to achieve this while Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell have already played 148 and 100 games in T20Is.

Reaching this milestone that early shows how consistent he is in this format. Maintaining that level of consistency in T20s needs a different level of skillset and mindset. Suryakumar Yadav justified his ICC T20I rankings as well.

Most T20I Hundreds By A Non-Opener

Suryakumar Yadav now also becomes the only non-opening batter who has 4 centuries. He has scored all his T20I century at either No.3 or below. Glenn Maxwell also has 4 T20I centuries to his name. But one of those hundred came as an opener. He scored 145 not out against Sri Lanka in 2016.

Rohit Sharma is another Indian who has 4 T20I centuries. All of those hundreds came in as an opener.

2nd Indian Captain To Score a Hundred in T20Is

Suryakumar Yadav also becomes the 2nd Indian captain after Rohit Sharma to score a T20I hundred. Before that, Rohit Sharma had two T20I hundreds as captain. Also, after yesterday’s win, Surya escaped the first T20I series loss as captain. He captained team India in the recently concluded 5-match T20I series against Australia. India won that series 4-1 and now leveled this South Africa series by 1-1.

T20I hundreds in Different Countries

Suryakumar Yadav’s all 4 T20I hundreds came in different countries. He is the only one to do this. Now, Surya has T20I hundreds in India, South Africa, England, and New Zealand.

2nd Most Sixes in T20Is for India

Suryakumar Yadav will now have the 2nd most sixes for India in T20Is. Till now, in 57 innings, he has hit 123 sixes. Only Rohit Sharma has more sixes than him. Rohit Sharma has hit 182 sixes in 140 innings till now.

Most 50+ scores from No. 4 or Below in T20Is

Suryakumar Yadav will now also have the most 50+ scores in T20Is playing at No. 4 or below. Till now, he has played 39 innings at No. 4 or below. In those 39 innings, he has 15 50+ scores (11 fifties and 4 hundred).

The next best is the former England captain Eoin Morgan. Morgan has played 105 innings at No. 4 or below and has 14 50+ scores.

Surya Changing The Dynamics Of The Game

A well-known reputation of India’s Mr. 360, Suryakumar Yadav has been changing the dynamics of the game. He is showing the world why he is the best in this format.

Surya has a range of shots which makes him the best and the bowlers feared to bowl to him. Because of his wide array of shots, he found a way to score runs on good balls as well. And his approach will always be to go after the opposition right from the word go.

Not just his fearless approach, he knows how to build innings as well. Taking an example of yesterday’s game, he scored his first 18 runs in just 9 balls. But then there was a period where the runs were not coming easily. He scored his next 17 runs in 20 balls. But, he has the belief that he will make up for those balls and then went on to score 65 runs off his next 26 balls.

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(1) Which batter has scored the most runs in T20Is?

Virat Kohli, with 4008 runs in 115 games has the most runs in T20Is till now. He averages 52.73 and has a strike rate of almost 138. The legendary batter has 37 fifties and a hundred to his name in this format.

(2) Who has the most wickets in T20Is till now?

New Zealand’s current Test captain Tim Southee tops the list with 144 wickets in 114 games. His bowling average is 23.62 and a strike rate of 17.30. Southee’s best bowling figures are 5 for 18 and an economy of 8.19.

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