ICC Men’s T20I Player Of 2023: The year 2023 was actually for the limited-over formats like One-Day International games and T20 International format.
The ODI World Cup 2023 was played in that year and the Aussies won it for the record sixth time. While the T20I format has been played more because of the T20 World Cup in 2024.
Suryakumar Yadav has been nominated for the ICC Men’s T20I Player of 2023. SKY has been the number one batter in the shorter version of this gentlemen’s game, and he has won the same award in 2022 as well. Yadav is also one of the favourite contenders to win this prestigious award once again.
In 2023, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 733 runs from just 17 innings with an average of 48.87 and a mind-blowing strike rate of 155.96. SKY also scored two T20 International centuries as well last year and now he also has four T20I tons like Rohit Sharma and Australia’s Glenn Maxwell.
Suryakumar Yadav’s first T20I’s three-figure score came versus the Sri Lankans at home in 2023, where he amassed unbeaten 112 runs from just 51 deliveries.
This knock allowed Team India to seal the series in the shortest format. SKY’s last ton in the T20Is came in a must-win match against The Proteas.
India had lost the 2nd game of that series of the shortest format. To level that series, India needed to win the 3rd and final match. Suryakumar was India’s skipper in the T20I series and he led his side from the front. SKY scored 100 runs from 56 balls, which allowed India to level the series to one all.
SKY also led the side well when senior players like Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma were not available. Suryakumar Yadav led India in the five-match T20 International series against the Aussies, which India won by a margin of 4-1 and under Surya’s leadership, India also leveled the series in the Proteas Nation to 1-1.
Here are the other 3 players who have been nominated for this Award:
Raza has been a crucial player for Zimbabwe in whichever format he has played for his country. He was in the nominating in 2022 as well. Raza had a good 2023 in the shortest format.
He has scored 515 runs in 11 innings with a strike rate of 150.15 and an average of 51.50. The Zimbabwean also has picked up 17 scalps with an economy rate of 6.57.
The third contender of the ICC Men’s T20I Player of 2023 is from Uganda who finished in the second position in the qualifying round of the T20 World Cup 2024. Ramjani played an important role for his side in that tournament.
Alpesh Ramjani is a left-arm spin bowler who can bat as well. He picked up 55 wickets from 30 matches last year with an economy rate of 4.77 and his contribution with the bat was also vital. Ramjani scored 40 runs just off 26 balls which helped Uganda to beat Zimbabwe.
The Kiwi player, Mark Chapman is the last nominee for ICC Men’s T20I Player of 2023. He was the stand-out performer for his side in the shortest format last year and he will be the player to watch out for the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2024 as well.
Chapman scored 576 runs in 19 innings despite getting a duck in his first game of 2023. He had an average of 44.3 and a strike rate of 141.87. Against Pakistan, Chapman scored two half-centuries and one century.