The yr 2022 witnessed a number of T20I matches with each bilateral sequence and ICC tournaments entertaining the followers. Whereas Sri Lanka grabbed the Asia Cup, England went on to clinch the T20 World Cup for the second time in historical past. Fairly just a few Affiliate nations additionally performed some memorable sequence.
Concerning particular person performances, the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Rizwan, Virat Kohli and others shined with the bat and rocked the top-scoring charts with their supreme consistency.
However to select the highest 5 batters is comparatively troublesome with a number of contenders. Nevertheless, former India opener Aakash Chopra has named his high 5 T20I batters of the yr. The cricketer-turned-commentator picked Suryakumar (India), Rizwan (Pakistan), and Kohli (India) as the highest three selections, together with Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe) and Devon Conway (New Zealand) to finish the 5 batters checklist.
Chopra termed Suryakumar because the flagbearer of Crew India within the T20 format, mentioning the Pune-born cricketer stored rising and showcased a very totally different batting model.
“There was lots of T20 cricket performed final yr, and one man completely shone – Suryakumar Yadav. He’s the flagbearer of India’s new T20 template. Suryakumar Yadav’s graph stored climbing repeatedly. He batted in a special model,” mentioned Chopra on his YouTube channel.
Chopra heaped praises on Kohli for his unreal transformation within the shortest format stating the previous skipper overcame the struggles and turned the desk in 2022. Notably, Kohli got here again in type in the course of the Asia Cup when he smashed his maiden T20I century in a match in opposition to Afghanistan. He then continued his type and completed the T20 World Cup because the main run-getter.
“No one would have imagined that Virat Kohli would discover a place on this checklist. He struggled for type for years altogether, and his performances have been fairly underwhelming within the IPL too. All the things was going unsuitable for him. Nevertheless, by the tip of 2022, he has turned issues round remarkably. In T20Is this yr, Kohli scored 781 runs in 20 matches at a mean of 55.78 with a strike charge of 138.23. He was excellent in the course of the T20 World Cup. The pitches have been fairly difficult in opposition to Pakistan and England in the course of the World Cup, however he nonetheless managed to attain,” he added.
Although, Chopra didn’t embrace Babar Azam, who led Pakistan to the finals of the T20 World Cup, scoring 735 runs in 26 T20I matches in 2022. Chopra reckoned New Zealand’s Conway had a a lot better season than Babar.
“Going by the stats, Babar Azam needs to be the no. 5, however I’m not together with him in my checklist. He has scored 735 runs in 26 matches, and his common is barely 32, and his strike charge is merely 123. Sorry! however I can’t take him in my staff. I’m together with Devon Conway’s title as an alternative at his place. Conway’s numbers in T20Is in 2022 are unbelievable, had he performed extra matches within the format this yr, he would have overtaken SKY (Suryakumar Yadav) to assert the highest place,” Chopra added additional.