ICC Awards 2023: Suryakumar Yadav Captain In The ICC Men’s T20I Team Of The Year

ICC Awards 2023: Suryakumar Yadav Captain In The ICC Men’s T20I Team Of The Year. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year 2023 on Monday. The ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year recognizes 11 outstanding players who have impressed throughout 2023, be it with the bat, the ball, or their all-around exploits across 2023. ICC included India’s T20I star Suryakumar Yadav as the captain of the side.

ICC Men's T20I Team Of The Year 2023
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Apart from Suryakumar, 3 Indian players have been included in the elite playing 11. The T20I side is comprised of 4 players from India, two from Zimbabwe, one from England, and one each from New Zealand, West Indies, Ireland, and Uganda.

In the side for a second straight year and the running for ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, Suryakumar Yadav proved class in permanent with a solid 2023.

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ICC Awards 2023: ICC Men’s T20I Team Of The Year

Suryakumar Yadav (c)- India
Phil Salt- England
Yashasvi Jaiswal- India
Sikandar Raja- Zimbabwe
Nicholas Pooran (wk)- West Indies
Mark Chapman- New Zealand
Alpesh Ramjani- Uganda
Arshdeep Singh- India
Richard Ngarava- Zimbabwe
Ravi Bishnoi – India
Mark Adair- Ireland

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Suryakumar Yadav’s T20I Performance In 2023

Yadav’s first innings of 2023 start against Sri Lanka making scores of 51 (36) and 112* (51) in the next two matches. Consistent Surya scored 83 (44) against the West Indies and ended the series against the West Indies with a fine knock of 61 (45) in USA (Florida).

Suryakumar made half-centuries against Australia (80 off 42 balls) and Proteas (56 from 36 balls), before posting a century against South Africa in just 56 balls in their final T20I of the year in Johannesburg.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Performance In 2023

India’s young sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal brought his domestic white-ball form to the international stage. Jaiswal debuted against the West Indies in August and made 430 runs in 14 knocks at a strike rate of 159.

After a blip on debut, Jaiswal hit back with a 51-ball 84* in USA (Florida), before moving his attention to the Asian Games, making an even 100 off just 49 balls against Nepal.

The young left-hander Jaiswal then made a 25-ball 53 against Australia in their home T20I series late in the year, before finishing with a knock of 60 from 41 balls against South Africa in Johannesburg.