Decoding Suryakumar Yadav's performance in T20 cricket
Suryakumar Yadav is counted among the best batters in the shortest format of cricket. The ace cricketer is known for his shot selection. However, his ability to bat at any position makes him an invaluable asset. He had made his T20 debut for Mumbai against Hyderabad in 2010 during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Here we decode his performance in T20 cricket.
Yadav has played 198 T20 games in his career so far. He has scored 4,235 runs in the format at a decent average of 31.13. Surya has netted 25 fifties in T20 cricket with his highest score being 94*. He is yet to touch the three-digit mark. The 31-year-old has struck 146 sixes and 445 fours. He has a strike rate of 142.16.
Yadav has played 115 Indian Premier League (IPL) games. He has accumulated 2,341 runs while maintaining a strike rate of 135.71. He owns an average of 28.9 in the cash-rich league. He has struck 13 fifties with his best score being 82. He has smashed 68 sixes and 261 fours. Notably, he has won the Man of the Match award five times.
Yadav was handed his T20I debut in March 2021 against England. He did not get an opportunity to bat as India won the match by seven wickets. So far, he has played 14 T20I games and racked up 351 runs at a staggering strike rate of 165.56. He averages 39.00 in the format. He has struck four fifties and his highest score is 65.
Yadav has played three T20Is in 2022 and amassed 107 runs at an average of 53.50. He has struck one fifty and maintained a strike rate of 194.54. The right-handed batter finished as the leading run-scorer from India during the recently-concluded three-match T20I series against West Indies. However, he has been ruled out from the T20I series versus Sri Lanka with a hairline fracture.