Indian batsmen have often performed exceedingly well across all three formats of the game. When it comes to T20Is, the team has got batters who are capable of scoring runs at a rate of knots. It is absolutely imperative for the batsmen to play according to the situation in T20Is to get desirable results.
Earlier, the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir made waves in the T20I format. After their retirement, the existing players namely Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan have ensured to dictate the terms with their fearless brand of cricket.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the first and second leading run-scorers in the history of T20Is with 4008 and 3853 runs respectively. On the other hand, only two Indians have scored 1000 or more runs in back-to-back years, which goes to show their consistency levels. Let’s learn about them below.
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1. KL Rahul
India’s star batsman KL Rahul is one of the two Indian cricketers who scored 1000-plus in back-to-back seasons. He managed to accumulate these many runs in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
KL Rahul is one of the best T20 batsmen from India. The right-handed batsman has played 72 games for India wherein he scored 2265 runs at an average of 37.8 including 2 centuries and 22 half-centuries.
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has well and truly been the best T20 batter ever since he made his T20I debut for Team India. The right-handed batsman has bagged the most Man of the Match awards more than any other player ever since he made his T20I debut.
The flamboyant batsman is the other Indian to score 1000-plus runs in back-to-back seasons. He managed to achieve the feat in the 2022 and 2023 calendar years. The star cricketer scored 1841 runs in 53 games at an average of 46 including 3 centuries and 15 fifties.
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