The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batter, Dinesh Karthik has no hesitation in picking his best performers for India across all three formats for the year 2022. India ended the year 2022 with a whitewash over Bangladesh in a tw0-match Test series but it can’t be termed a memorable year for the Men in Blue.
Team India failed to qualify for the final of the 2022 Asia Cup and then suffered an embarrassing ten-wicket defeat in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 in November. The Indian team also ended their final white-ball bilateral campaign with a 2-1 defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh this month.
However, there were some individual signs of brilliance in 2022, and Dinesh Karthik, during a chat on Cricbuzz, revealed his best performers from each format for India. Karthik picked Rishabh Pant as the best performer for India in Test cricket as the wicketkeeper batter has been the highest run-getter for India in 2022.
Rishabh Pant scored 680 runs in 12 Test innings in 2022 at an impressive average of 61.81 with the help of a couple of centuries and four fifties. He was the only Indian batter to score 500-plus runs in Test cricket this year but struggled to make a similar impact in limited-overs cricket in 2022.
Karthik chose Shreyas Iyer as India’s best performer in ODI cricket in 2022. Shreyas was been phenomenally consistent for India in 2022 as he finished with the most runs combining all formats for India this year. Iyer’s best outings came in ODI cricket where he managed to score 724 runs in 15 innings at an average of 55.69 with the help of one hundred and six fifties.
As expected, Dinesh Karthik picked in-form Suryakumar Yadav as India’s best performer in T20I cricket in 2022. Suryakumar ended the year with the most runs in T20I cricket as he amassed 1164 runs in 31 innings at an average of 46.54 and an amazing strike rate of 187.43. He also smashed a couple of tons and nine fifties and seemed unstoppable throughout the year.