The truncated version of the game is known for its fast-paced and entertaining nature. Moreover, it offers players a platform to showcase their skills. The format encourages aggressive and innovative batting wherein batters showcase their potential to score runs at a rate of knots while also playing a wide range of shots.
The format has seen the emergence of power-hitters and creative stroke play when it matters the most. On the contrary, bowlers have also been picking up the lessons on the go and working on their variations to keep aggressive batters in check.
Some of their weapons include the likes of slower balls, yorkers and various types of spin deliveries. Meanwhile, the ICC has analyzed the players’ performances in Twenty20 Internationals from the previous calendar year and announced the Men’s T20 team of the year for 2023.
ICC name Suryakumar Yadav as captain of the Men’s T20 team of the year for 2023
Let’s take a glimpse at the eleven players whom ICC picked in the Men’s T20 team of the year (2023). India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal and Phil Salt made the cut in the opening slot whereas West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran has been named the wicketkeeper of the team.
Suryakumar Yadav who has been slotted at No.4 has been named the captain of the team. The middle-order department comprises New Zealand’s Mark Chapman and Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza followed by Uganda’s Alpesh Ramjani.
On the contrary, the bowling unit comprises Ireland’s bowling all-rounder Mark Adair and India’s talented spin prospect Ravi Bishnoi. Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava who troubled the opposition with sheer pace and bounce finds himself in the team. Last but not least, Arshdeep Singh powered his way into the T20 team of the year.
Men’s T20 team of the year for 2023:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Phil Salt, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Suryakumar Yadav (C), Mark Chapman, Sikandar Raza, Alpesh Ramjani, Mark Adair, Ravi Bishnoi, Richard Ngarava, Arshdeep Singh.