Harmanpreet Kaur and Suryakumar Yadav included in Wisden Cricketers 2022 list
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Wisden Cricketers Almanack has released the list of top-5 cricketers of the year 2022. It also includes India's women's team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Suryakumar Yadav of the men's team.
An overview of the news
Apart from Kaur, the list also includes the names of Tom Blundell (New Zealand), Ben Foakes (England), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) and Matthew Potts (England).
Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the T20 Cricketer of the Year.
Harmanpreet Kaur created history by becoming the first Indian woman to be named in Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
Apart from this, Ben Stokes of England has been selected as the best cricketer in the world for the year 2022-23 among male players.
At the same time, Beth Mooney (Australia) has received this award among women cricketers. Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the T20 Cricketer of the Year.
Harmanpreet Kaur's performance
Harmanpreet has received this honor for her excellent performance last year.
Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls in the ODI against England in the year 2022.
With this, Team India won an ODI series in England for the first time since 1999.
Under the captaincy of Harmanpreet, the team also won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. At the same time, the team also became the winner of the Asia Cup.
In the year 2022, Harmanpreet played 17 ODIs and managed to score 754 runs at an average of 58.00. His best score was 142 not out.
Suryakumar Yadav's performance in 2022
Suryakumar Yadav is currently the world's number-1 batsman in T20 cricket.
He played 31 matches in the year 2022 and scored 1,164 runs at an impressive strike rate of 187.43. Which is the second most runs ever in a calendar year. During this, he had scored 2 centuries and 9 half-centuries.
Suryakumar is doing better in the year 2023 as well. He has played 6 matches this year and scored 267 runs at an average of 66.75.
So far in 2023, he has scored 1 century and 1 half-century.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
It is known as the Bible of Cricket.
Wisden was founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden.
It is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom.
The description "bible of cricket" was first used in the 1930s by Alec Waugh in a review for the London Mercury.
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