BCCI names six players as Team India's best performers in the three formats
New Delhi, January 1, 2023
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday named six players who have been Team India's best performers in the three formats of the game.
On the last day of 2022, BCCI named two players each, a batsman and a bowler, for the Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODI) and T20 formats.
Veterans like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul, Mohd Shammi or Ravichandran Ashwin find no place in the list.
In Tests, BCCI acknowledged Rishabh Pant was the top batter and Jasprit Bumrah as the top bowler.
"A look at #TeamIndia's Top Performers in Test cricket for the year 2022 @RishabhPant17 @Jaspritbumrah93," tweeted BCCI.
Pant scored 680 runs in seven matches at an average of 61.81 and his highest score was 146 runs while Bumrah, who has been dealing with persistent injuries, took 22 wickets in five matches.
In the ODI format, Shreyas Iyer was adjudged the best batter while Mohammed Siraj was the best bowler. "@ShreyasIyer15 & @mdsirajofficial lead the charts for the Top Performers in ODIs in 2022," the BCCI Twitter handle said.
Iyer scored 724 runs in 17 matches with the highest score of 113* while Siraj took 24 wickets in 15 matches in the 50-over format.
Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged the best batter in T20 format after his performances in the T20 World Cup as well as various bilateral series and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the best bowler.
Suryakumar scored 1164 runs in 31 matches with the highest score of 117 while Bhuvneshwar snapped up 37 wickets in 32 matches.
"@surya_14kumar and @BhuviOfficial are our Top Performers in T20Is for 2022," Indian cricket's apex body said.