India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 to decide World No 1 T20 Batsman, Babar Azam & Suryakumar Yadav in Best T20 Batsman Race

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 – Babar Azam vs SuryaKumar Yadav: India will face their biggest rival Pakistan in the Asia…

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 – Babar Azam vs SuryaKumar Yadav: India will face their biggest rival Pakistan in the Asia Cup on August 28. There will be several mini battles to keep an eye on, but one battle that will have everyone interested is the Babar Azam vs Suryakumar Yadav. India’s Mr 360 is second in the ICC T20I rankings with 805 points. While the Pakistani skipper is placed at the top with 818 points according to the latest ICC rankings. Asia Cup 2022 will now decide who will be at the pinnacle of the rankings. Follow Asia Cup Cricket Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

Suryakumar needed 50 runs to overtake Azam in the fifth T20I against West Indies. He could not surpass the Pakistani skipper as Yadav was rested. There is now 13 points gap between Azam and Surya. The number one and two batters will now come face to face and Yadav has GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to surpass the Pakistani counterpart. 

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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 to decide World No 1 T20 Batsman, Babar Azam & Suryakumar Yadav in Best T20 Batsman Race

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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 to decide World No 1 T20 Batsman, Babar Azam & Suryakumar Yadav in Best T20 Batsman Race

How can Suryakumar Yadav overtake Babar Azam?

  • Suryakumar Yadav was the leading run-scorer during the series with 135 runs.
  • But the decision to rest him for the final match meant he missed out on the chance to overtake Babar at the head of proceedings.
  • Yadav remains in second place on the T20I rankings.
  • Babar now is holding a lead of 13 rating points. 
  • Babar Azam currently has 818 points while Suryakumar has 805. He has lost 11 points after scoring 24 and not featuring in the 5th T20.
  • The eagerly awaited meeting between India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup in Dubai later this month will decide who takes the mettle of World No. 1.
  • But if Surya scores an impactful knock including a half-century against Pakistan and Babar fails, he will surpass the Pakistan captain.

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India vs Pakistan: Suryakumar Yadav vs Babar Azam: How did Suryakumar Yadav rise to the number two spot in ICC T20I rankings?

  • Yadav made his T20I debut in 2021 against England and has gone on to become India’s consistent batter.
  • The 31-year-old has played 23 T20Is and has scored 672 runs at a strike rate of 175.46.
  • Yadav’s strike rate is best for the India batter in the game’s shortest format. In all the 21 innings that he has batted, he has consistently got to 30 plus score.
  • Such has been his appetite for runs that he is the only India batter to feature in the top 10 rankings for batters. He has currently scored 404 runs in 11 T20Is in 2022.
  • He was also the leading run-getter in the T20 series against West Indies scoring 135 runs
  • Now, he is in touching distance to dethrone Azam from the top spot. If the India batter manages to score 50 plus score in the India vs Pakistan clash on August 28, he can edge Azam.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 to decide World No 1 T20 Batsman, Babar Azam & Suryakumar Yadav in Best T20 Batsman Race

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Suryakumar Yadav vs Babar Azam: Azam number one batter in the T20I for the longest period – Pakistan skipper suppressed Virat Kohli and is the number one batter in T20Is for the longest period. The former India batter was the number one ranked batter for 1013 days. Pakistani skipper surpassed his feet on June 29 and still owns that position. The right-hand batter has scored 2686 runs in 74 T20Is at an average and strike rate of 45.53 and 129.45 respectively. 

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 to decide World No 1 T20 Batsman, Babar Azam & Suryakumar Yadav in Best T20 Batsman Race

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