Thursday, April 18, 2024

Suryakumar Yadav named ICC’s T20I cricketer of the 12 months for second straight time


A stellar 2023 the place he completed because the highest run-scorer in T20Is amongst Full Member nations has seen Suryakumar Yadav bag the lads’s T20I cricketer of the 12 months award for the second 12 months operating. He beat fellow rivals Sikandar Raza, Alpesh Ramjani and Mark Chapman to take the award dwelling.

Suryakumar began the 12 months scoring simply 7 towards Sri Lanka however adopted it up with scores of 51 (36) and 112 not out (51) within the subsequent two matches. The center-order batter went from power to power within the format thereon. In all, he performed 17 T20I innings in 2023, recording 733 runs at 48.86 which included 5 half-centuries and two tons of. Extra importantly, amidst the carnage, he maintained a strike charge of 155.95.

Suryakumar completed the 12 months because the third-highest run-getter amongst all batters solely behind UAE’s Muhammad Waseem (863 in 23 innings) and Uganda’s Roger Mukasa (738 in 31 innings). Each batters, nonetheless, performed extra video games than Suryakumar.

The 31-year-old completed 2023 on a excessive observe with a 56-ball 100 towards South Africa. With Rohit Sharma opting out and Hardik Pandya injured, Suryakumar was additionally handed the captaincy of the Indian T20I facet. He gave a great account of himself taking India to a 4-1 sequence win towards Australia at dwelling earlier than drawing a three-match sequence towards South Africa 1-1.

Rachin Ravindra wins rising participant of the 12 months

A very breakthrough 12 months the place he lit up the 2023 ODI World Cup has resulted in New Zealand batter Rachin Ravindra profitable the lads’s rising participant of the 12 months award. He overcame challenges from South Africa quick bowler Gerald Coetzee, Sri Lanka fast Dilshan Madushanka and India batter Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Having made his 50-over debut towards Sri Lanka in March, Ravindra performed 25 ODIs in 2023, scoring 820 runs at an average of 41.00 whereas additionally selecting 18 wickets at 46.61. He scored 91 runs in 12 T20Is whereas taking 5 wickets but it surely was his performances on the ODI World Cup that helped him zoom to the highest.

Ravindra had a sensational time of it opening the batting for New Zealand as he amassed 578 runs in ten innings at 64.22. He scored two fifties and three centuries and completed because the fourth-highest scorer within the match behind Virat Kohli (765), Rohit Sharma (597) and Quinton de Kock (594).

“It is clearly a really particular feeling,” Ravindra mentioned when accepting the award. “Everytime you get recognised by the ICC for one thing it’s at all times particular.

Hayley Matthews topped girls’s T20I cricketer of the 12 months

West Indies captain Hayley Matthews capped off a superb 12 months by taking dwelling the ladies’s T20I cricketer of the 12 months award, overcoming stiff competitors from Australia’s Ellyse Perry, England’s Sophie Ecclestone, and Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu.

No different batter had extra runs than Matthews’ 700 in 14 innings at a mean of 63.63. She additionally picked up 19 wickets at 16.21. Matthews had a very gorgeous tour of Australia in October 2023 the place she completed the three-match T20I sequence with scores of 99*, 132 and 79. Her tally of 310 runs is probably the most by any participant in a girls’s T20I bilateral sequence.

Matthews is the second West Indies participant to bag the award after Stafanie Taylor in 2015.

De Leede wins males’s affiliate cricketer of the 12 months

A key element behind Netherlands qualifying for the principle draw of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Bas de Leede has been named the lads’s affiliate cricketer of the 12 months. The allrounder finished the year with 31 wickets in 16 ODIs at 28.26 whereas additionally scoring 424 runs at 28.26 with one fifty and 100.

In one of the crucial talked-about all-round performances of the 12 months, de Leede picked 5 for 52 towards Scotland in a World Cup qualifier sport after which backed it up with a 92-ball 123 to nearly single-handedly take Netherlands into the ultimate.

In the meantime, Kenyan allrounder Queentor Abel has been topped the ladies’s affiliate cricketer of the 12 months. Abel scored 476 runs in 17 T20Is at 34.00 in 2023 with a prime rating of 109 towards Lesotho. She additionally picked 30 wickets with a mean of seven.36 and an financial system of three.81.

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