Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav And Hardik Pandya The Indian players who made the cut in the 2022 men’s T20I squad announced by the International Cricket Council on Monday. While Kohli is a completely different batsman since the 2022 Asia Cup – which was held in the T20 format, Suryakumar has been the batting sensation for the Indian team in the shortest format for a long time now. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya provided a perfect balance to the team with some excellent all-round performances.
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Jos Buttler Mohammad Rizwan was selected as the captain of the team announced by the ICC as his fellow opener. Glenn Phillips, King of Sikandar, Sam Curran, Wanindu Hasranga, Harris Rauf And Joshua Little Completed XI.
The resurgence of Virat Kohli
In 2022, Virat Kohli once again showed glimpses of old Virat Kohli. He stormed the Asia Cup as the second highest run-scorer with 276 runs in five matches. He ended a nearly three-year century drought with a brilliant century against Afghanistan.
Perfect form of SKY
Suryakumar Yadav had a sensational 2022 in T20, becoming only the second batsman to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year in the format. He ended the year as the highest run-scorer, scoring 1164 runs, including two centuries and nine half-centuries at a stunning 187.43.
Showed his majestic skills in the SKY T20 World Cup as well, scoring 239 runs at a strike rate of 189.68. He finished the year as the number one batsman in the MRF Tier ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
Hardik Pandya’s all round show
In 2022, Hardik Pandya came into his own as the all-rounder India wanted him to be, contributing immensely with both bat and ball. He enjoyed his best year numerically in Indian colours, scoring 607 runs and also picking up 20 wickets.
While Virat Kohli’s knock against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup will be remembered for ages, it was Pandya at the other end who helped rebuild. Later in the tournament, he also showcased his incredible hitting, his 33-ball 63 taking India to a respectable score against England in the semi-finals, though the knock ultimately went in vain.
(with ICC input)
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