Indian Cricket Team
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5 Best Performers For Team India In 2022. The year 2022 has almost ended and the Indian team has witnessed many achievements and setbacks this year.
For instance, some of the achievements were defeating England in the ODI and T20I series during away tours and bagging victories in some bilateral series. Some setbacks were the semi-final exit in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the recent 1st ODI loss to Bangladesh. The Men in Blue also couldn’t win the Asia Cup 2022.
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India played 5 Tests- the rescheduled 5th Test against hosts England, 2 Tests against South Africa and Sri Lanka each at away and home respectively. India lost the 5th Test of the 2021 series against England and both Tests against Proteas and conceded the 3-match series 2-1. The Asian Giants, however, won both home Tests against Sri Lanka.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy. Image Credits: Twitter

India won all 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe, all 6 ODIs against West Indies (both away and home 3-0), and beat England 2-1, but lost to New Zealand 0-1 (2 matches abandoned) besides losing 4 matches against South Africa in 6 ODIs in two ODI series at home (won 2-1) and away (lost 0-3). The Men in Blue also suffered a 1-run defeat against Bangladesh in their last ODI.

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India has so far won 27 of their 36 T20 matches in 2022, the year when they lost two matches in the Asia Cup 2022, 1 in T20 World Cup 2022, 2 in home series vs SA, 1 vs Australia at home, 1 each vs West Indies and England away.

5 Best Performers For Team India In 2022

Arshdeep Singh (T20I)

Arshdeep Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)
Arshdeep Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

Arshdeep Singh had a great 2022 in T20Is where he was the 2nd highest wicket-taker after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (37 scalps in 32 T20Is). He picked 33 scalps in 21 matches averaging a mere 18.12. His strike rate was also good at 13.3.

His economy rate was a bit more -8.17 while considering that he’s a death-over specialist left-arm pace bowler. Apart from the pace duo of Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, none picked more than 25 T20I scalps. Mohammed Siraj had picked the most 23 scalps in 14 ODIs in the 50 overs format in 2022.

Suryakumar Yadav (T20I)

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter

Suryakumar Yadav was the only and first Indian batter to score more than 1000 runs, as he amassed 1164 runs in 31 T20Is at a stunning strike rate of 187.43 in 2022. His average of 46.56 was the 2nd best among Indians after Virat Kohli (781 runs in 20 T20Is) in T20Is in 2022.

Suryakumar Yadav scored 2 tons and 9 fifties in 2022. The only other batter to have scored 1000-plus T20I runs in a calendar year is Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, who amassed 1326 in 2021. Suryakumar Yadav had hit a sensational 48-ball century (117) in a losing cause for India against England in the third T20I at Trent Bridge in July this year.

Suryakumar Yadav was the third-highest run-scorer in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia with 239 runs in six innings at a brilliant strike rate of a shade under 190.

Virat Kohli (T20I)

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli was the 2nd highest run scorer in T20Is in 2022 after Suryakumar Yadav by amassing 781 runs averaging 55.78 including a ton (122*) against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022. He had also hit 8 fifties. Virat Kohli crossed the triple-figure mark after 1020 days. His 122* off 61 balls against Afghanistan was also the highest-ever individual score in T20I cricket by an Indian.

Virat Kohli slammed 296 runs in six innings for India, with a high score of 82* at the T20 World Cup 2022.  The former captain finished as the highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup 2022 and also registered a huge record, becoming the first player to be the leading run-scorer in multiple T20 World Cups (2014, 2022).

Shreyas Iyer (ODI)

Shreyas Iyer (Getty Images)
Shreyas Iyer (Getty Images)

Shreyas Iyer was the 2nd highest run scorer after Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs in 2022. While Shikhar Dhawan had scored 677 runs in 21 ODIs, Shreyas Iyer had scored 639 runs in only 16 ODIs averaging 58.09. Shreyas Iyer had scored 1 ODI ton against South Africa (113*) and 5 fifties.

Rishabh Pant (Test)

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)