Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty
Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan and Suryakumar Yadav of India have emerged as two of the T20 cricket season’s top run scorers. Salman Butt, a former cricket player, thinks that comparing the two is unfair. 

Butt emphasised how, due to Pakistan’s problems with the middle order, Rizwan is compelled to fill the anchor’s job. Given the presence of other batting titans in the Indian squad, he emphasised that Suryakumar, on the other hand, may play with an aggressive strategy. 

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan Image Credits: Twitter

The Whole Team Depends Upon Mohammad Rizwan: Salman Butt

He said Suryakumar doesn’t have to cope with the extra strain of being the only fighter for his team, whereas the Men in Green are largely dependent on their opening batter. These statements were stated by Butt during a video on his YouTube account. 

The former Pakistan captain explained: “Although both of them are scoring a lot of runs, there is no comparison between the two. Both of them have contrasting playing styles. Rizwan knows that there is no one after him, while Surykumar has several big names before and after him in the batting order. 

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo: Twitter)

“Rizwan is at the top of his game and fitness is someone on whom the whole team depends upon. Suryakumar, on the other hand, plays some wonderful strokes. He doesn’t have to deal with a lot of pressure as India have other big guns in their lineup.” 

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In T20 cricket, Rizwan has shown exceptional consistency with the bat for Pakistan. In the ICC T20I rankings, the 30-year-old is presently the top hitter. Yadav is stationed at the second slot and isn’t too far behind him.

The Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter has recently become one of his team’s best batsmen. Earlier this year, he finished as the Asia Cup 2022’s top run-getter with 281 runs from six games. 

With 316 runs from six matches, he had a huge effect on Pakistan’s subsequent seven-match home T20I series against England. In the rubber, he smacked four magnificent half-centuries and had a terrific average of 63.20. 

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan Image Credits: PTI

Currently in New Zealand with the Pakistani team for a tri-nation series against Bangladesh and the hosts, the gifted gloveman is there representing his country. In his first four games, he had two fifty-strikes and an average of 55.66. 

The Babar Azam-led team’s performance as the opener in the vital T20 World Cup 2022 would be essential. On October 23, the team will face off against longtime foe India in a titanic match at Melbourne Cricket Ground.