Swashbuckling Indian batters Suryakumar Yadav and Smriti Mandhana have been on Thursday nominated for the males’s and girls’s T20 Cricketer of the Year awards, respectively, for his or her exploits in 2022.
Suryakumar has been nominated alongside T20 World Cup-winning England all-rounder Sam Curran, Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan and Zimbabwe’s batting all-rounder Sikandar Raza for the prime honours in the males’s class.
Pakistan bowling all-rounder Nida Dar, New Zealand’s Sophie Devine and Australian Tahlia Mcgrath will give Mandhana competitors in the girls’s class.
Suryakumar had a sensational 2022 in the shortest format of the sport, turning into simply the second batter to attain greater than 1000 runs in a 12 months in the format.
He ended the 12 months as the highest run-getter, scoring 1164 runs at a ridiculous strike-rate of 187.43. His tally of 68 sixes in the calendar 12 months in T20s is the highest anybody has recorded in the format in a 12 months by a good distance.
Suryakumar’s unbelievable consistency in the format is mirrored in his common which stood in the mid-40s. With two a whole lot and 9 half-centuries in the 12 months, Yadav was the standout males’s T20 batter.
In the T20 World Cup in Australia, he recorded three fifties in six innings, averaging almost 60 in the match whereas going at a strike-rate of 189.68. He continued his stellar 12 months after the match too, recording his second hundred in T20s in the 12 months in the bilateral sequence in New Zealand.
The 12 months additionally noticed Suryakumar change into the top-ranked males’s T20 batter, reaching a career-high 890 score factors.
Last 12 months’s ICC girls’s T20 Cricketer of the Year, Mandhana was as soon as once more an image of consistency in the shortest format.
From smashing the quickest fifty by an India girl (off simply 23 balls) to breaching the 2500-run mark in T20s, Mandhana loved run this 12 months.
She left her mark on the Commonwealth Games, the T20 Asia Cup and a memorable five-match residence sequence in opposition to Australia in direction of the enterprise finish of a fruitful 12 months.
Mandhana’s most enjoyable innings of 2022 got here in the second T20 of the bilateral sequence in opposition to Australia in December.
In entrance of over 47,000 spectators the highest turnout for a girls’s cricket match in India at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai, Mandhana smacked a 49-ball 79 whereas chasing Australia’s 187/1.
She was India’s top-scorer in the match, taking the match to the very finish as India arrange a brilliant over conflict after levelling the scores at 187/5.
In the tremendous over, India got here out to bat first and scored a aggressive complete of 20/1, out of which Mandhana scored 13 off the final three balls (4, 6, 3).
This turned out to be a complete properly sufficient for India as they restricted Australia to 16/1, sealing a memorable win in entrance of a roaring crowd.
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