Aakash Chopra Names The Top Five T20I Batters In 2022, Babar Azam Misses Out

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (PC-Getty Images)

Former India opener Aakash Chopra picked the top five T20I batters for 2022. Indian middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav, Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan, former India skipper Virat Kohli, Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza, and New Zealand batter Devon Conway have all been included on his list.

Suryakumar, the top-ranked T20I batter, had a fantastic year with the bat, scoring 1164 runs from 31 matches at an average of 46.56 and a strike rate of 187.43. Surya finished the 2022 T20 World Cup as the third-highest scorer. Virat Kohli was India’s leading run-scorer with the bat during the T20 World Cup in Australia. The 34-year-old scored 296 runs at an average of 98.67 in six innings.

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Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter

Conway’s Numbers In T20is In 2022 Are Unbelievable – Aakash Chopra

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra has named the top five T20I batsmen for 2022 based on stats and his own analysis.

Despite being the fifth-best run-scorer in T20Is in 2022, Chopra did not include Babar Azam in his list. and replaced him with Devon Conway. He lauded Conway’s T20I performances this year, saying he would have overtaken Suryakumar Yadav to claim the top spot.

“Going by the stats, Babar Azam should be the No.5 but I am not including him in my list. He has scored 735 runs in 26 matches and his average is only 32 and strike rate merely 123. Sorry! but I can’t take him in my team,” said Chopra.

Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

“I am including Devon Conway’s name instead at his place. Conway’s numbers in T20Is in 2022 are unbelievable, had he played more matches in the format this year, he would have overtaken SKY(Suryakumar Yadav) to claim the top position,” he added.

 

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