Suryakumar Yadav completes 1,000 T20I runs in 2022: Key stats
India's 360-degree batter Suryakumar Yadav breached the 1,000-run mark in T20Is in 2022. He attained the feat with a 25-ball 61* against Zimbabwe in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday. The Mumbaikar smashed six fours and four sixes, piloting India to 186/5 in 20 overs. Notably, he is the first batter to complete 1,000 T20I runs this year. We decode his stats.
Why does this story matter?
- SKY is enjoying an otherworldly form in 2022.
- He clubbed his third fifty-plus score in the ongoing T20 WC, having slammed 51* and 68 against Netherlands and South Africa, respectively.
- His rip-roaring form has benefitted Team India immensely over the last year since his debut.
- India needed to take off the load from Virat Kohli, and SKY has done his job to perfection.
Decoding SKY's T20I numbers
SKY debuted in the five-match T20I series against England at home in 2021. He has since amassed 1,264 runs in 39 matches. He averages 42.13 and struck at a monstrous rate of 179.03. He has clubbed 12 fifties, besides a hundred against England (117) in Nottingham. SKY has already fetched 70 maximums and 118 fours.
SKY breaks these records
As per Kausthub Gudipati, SKY has the most fifty-plus scores by an Indian while striking 200-plus in T20Is (6). He has beaten the likes of Rohit Sharma (3), KL Rahul (4), and Yuvraj Singh (5). Notably, all of SKY's six fifty-plus totals came in 2022.
A solid campaigner in the middle-order
As per Kausthub Gudipati, SKY now owns the record for most 50-plus scores by an Indian batting at number four or lower in a men's T20I series/tournament (3). Suryakumar bettered Yuvraj (2, T20 WC 2007) and broke his previous best (2 vs South Africa, 2022).
Second batter with 1,000-plus T20I runs in a calendar year
SKY (1,026) holds the distinction of being the first Indian batter to bash over 1,000 runs in a calendar year in T20Is. Meanwhile, he is only the second cricketer besides Rizwan to attain this feat in this format. The Pakistani run machine smashed a record 1,326 runs over 29 matches in 2021. He averaged 73.66 and pummelled a hundred, besides 12 fifties.