Suryakumar Yadav (SKY) had been consistently scoring in domestic cricket and in the IPL before finally getting his first national call up in February 2021, when he was named in India’s T20I squad for 5 match T20I series against England. He made his T20I debut for India on 14th March 2021; however, had to wait till the fourth game of the series to get his first opportunity to bat. He marked his International arrival by hitting the first ball he faced in international cricket for a six, and went to score a half century.
Playing in his 19th T20I, Suryakumar Yadav scored his maiden T20I century against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham England, scoring 117 off 55 balls. He is only the 5th Indian player to record a century in T20I, and also only the 2nd to reach the mark batting 4th or lower. In October 2022, he became the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in T20I’s, reaching the mark in 573 balls.
On 30 October 2022, Yadav was ranked first in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen, surpassing both Babar Azam and Muhammed Rizwan.
On 27 October 2022, Yadav scored the fourth fastest half-century by an Indian batsman at a T20 World Cup, and his first at a T20 World Cup, reaching the mark in 25 balls against Netherlands at Sydney Cricket Ground.
In November 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored his second T20I century against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, scoring 111* off 51 balls with the help of 11 fours and 7 sixes, he became second Indian to score two centuries in T20Is in a calendar year after Rohit Sharma.
In Januray 2023, Suryakumar scored the second fastest century by an Indian batter in T20 Internationals, his third of career, reaching the mark in 45 balls against Sri Lanka at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, India.
On January 07 2023 Suryakumar Yadav Became The First Indian Player To get 900+ Ratings In T20I’S & gained 2nd Highest T20I Batting Ratings of all time.
As on January 2023, Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike rate in T20Is at 178.76, while none other Indian batters in the top 10 spots.