Suryakumar Yadav scores most T20I runs this year, surpasses Mohammad Rizwan
India's latest batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav became the leading T20 International run-scorer in 2022 after his superb half-century against the Netherlands at the ongoing T20 World Cup in Sydney on Thursday.
The explosive batter scored 51 not out off just 25 balls as India posted 179 for 2 in 20 overs in the Super 12 match.
In the process, Suryakumar took over the No. 1 slot from Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, who was atop the scoring charts with 825 runs from 19 innings, and a superb average of 51.56.
Suryakumar has amassed 867 runs in 25 innings, averaging an impressive 41.28, including a century.
He was within striking distance of occupying the top position in the ICC rankings for T20I batters earlier but finished a close second. He is currently ranked third after Devon Conway took the second spot in the latest rankings.
A surprise entry in the list of top-scorers is Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza, who has had a superb 2022 with the bat. The right-hander has 652 runs from 19 innings, with a highest score of 87, averaging 38.35.
Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka has scored 636 runs from 21 T20I innings in 2022. The aggressive right-hander sits fourth on the top-scorers' list, averaging 31.80, with a highest score of 75 runs.
Virat Kohli shut down his critics with an amazing hundred against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and then played an innings of a lifetime to hand Pakistan defeat when they looked set to win the match.
The return to form of King Kohli has seen him climb to fifth in the list of leading T20 run-scorers in 2022. He also made a return in the Top-10 T20I batters in the latest ICC rankings.
Kohli has had a fantastic 2022 with the willow, scoring 629 runs at an impressive average of 57.18. The former India captain smashed his first T20I century this year during the Asia Cup while also scoring five half-centuries.
On Thursday, he played a superb unbeaten knock of 62 runs to help India defeat the Netherlands by 56 runs.