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Suryakumar Yadav, the Spanking Batsman of India

Man of the Match, Suryakumar Yadav, AUS vs IND 1st T20, November 23, 2023

The 1st T20 Match of the series of 5 between India and Australia was played on the 23rd of November 2023. Moreover, this thrilling match was hosted by the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Furthermore, team India beats the Australian team by the margin of 2 Wickets and 1 ball left.

All the players showed good performance however, Suryakumar Yadav was the prominent one due to his amazing score of 80/42 runs. Moreover, he also became the man of the Match for his spectacular batting. In addition, his 80/42 runs were marvelous as his debut of Captaincy and proved his ability as a T20 Expert Batsman.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Introduction of Suryakumar Yadav

Yadav is a right-hand batsman of Indian National Cricket team who played for his team in ODI and T20 formats of Cricket from 2021.

At domestic he played for Mumbai Indians in IPL and Mumbai as a vice-captain. Currently, he is serving the Indian team as the interim Captain in the ongoing T20 series against Australia. Whereas he served the team India as the Vice-Captain in the T20I format of cricket.

Career Statistics

CategoryODIT20IFC
Total Matches375482
Scored Runs77319215628
Average of Batting25.7647.3443.62
100s/50s0/43/1614/29
Highest Score72*117200
Bowled balls12_1154
Wickets0_24
Catches1737106
Career Stats

Personal information of Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar was born at Mumbai on September 14, 1990, and also raised there. His full name is Suryakumar Ashok Yadav whereas nicknames are Surya & SKY. He started practicing cricket from an early age at Amrish Reddy, under the guidance of his uncle Vinod Yadav. Later his father noticed his enthusiasm in cricket and got him enrolled in a Cricket Camp. After that he took coaching from Dilip Vengsarkar, (a former Cricketer) at Vengsarkar Academy.

Personal Details

NameSuryakumar Yadav
DOBSeptember 14, 1990
Place of BirthMumbai, India
Other NamesSurya, SKY
Height6 ft 2 inches
Batting StyleRight-hand batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
Role in the teamBatsman
RelationsDevisha Suryakumar Yadav (wife)
Personal Information
Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

International Career

Yadav’s international career began in 2021 by enrolling in the T20I squad of India in a series against England. Moreover, his debut was on March 14, 2021. Later in the 4th match of the series, he shot a sizzling 6 on the first ball he faced. In addition, he was the first Indian to hit 6 on the starting ball in T20I. Further, he scored a half century in that Match.

His phenomenal performance led him to be named in the ODI squad of Indian National team on the next day. However, he appeared in ODI Cricket on July 18, 2021, against Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he scored his maiden ODI half Century on July 21,2021. 

Yadav also got the chance to play Test Cricket as a replacement against England. In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, he was also included in the Indian Squad. Later, in July 2022, in a match against England he scored his maiden T20I Century with 117/55. In addition, he became the 5th Indian player to do so. Moreover, he turned out to be the fastest batsman to make 1000 runs off 573 balls in T20Is in October 2022 against South Africa.

He created the uproars by scoring his 4th fastest half century in 25 balls in the T20 World Cup against Netherlands at Sydney Cricket Ground. His Test debut was against Australia on February 9, 2023, at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium, Nagpur India. In addition, he also won the T20I player of the year award by ICC in 2022. He was the prominent member of team India winning the Asia Cup 2023. Furthermore, he was also included in the Indian Squad for ICC CWC2023.

International Details of Suryakumar Yadav

National Playing SideIndia from 2021
Only Test InternationalFeb 9, 2023 against Australia 
1st ODIJul 18, 2021 against Sri Lanka
Last ODINov 19, 2023 against Australia 
1st T20IMar 14, 2021 against England 
Last T20INov 23, 2023 against Australia 
International Information

Domestic Career

Suryakumar’s domestic career started by playing for Parsi Gymkhana Cricket Club. He also played for the Ranji Trophy as a team member of Mumbai and also served the team as a Captain. Later in the 2020/21 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, he again served the Mumbai team as a Captain. Furthermore, he played for Deodhar Trophy as India C’s player in 2019/20.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

IPL Career of Suryakumar Yadav

Yadav was selected by Mumbai Indians for the 2012 Season but was dropped later due to not performing well. However, in 2014 he was again signed in the IPL Auction by Kolkata Knight Riders where he took the limelight by hitting a match winning score of 46 runs including five 6s off 20 balls. In 2018, he was again selected by the Mumbai Indians and later in 2023 he was appointed as the vice-captain of the team.  His maiden IPL Century was on May 12, 2023, against Gujarat Titans.

Domestic Information

YearsTeam Name
2009/11, 2013-presentParsi Gymkhana Club
2010-present Mumbai
2012/13,2018-presentMumbai Indians
2014/17Kolkata Knight Riders
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