, the number one batter in T20 cricket, is in great form. Glimpses of that have been seen in the tour of New Zealand
. In the second match of India
's three-match T20I series against New Zealand, he played a devastating knock of 111 runs off 51 balls. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell
could not help but appreciate such a strong performance. He praised Suryakumar and said that the Big Bash League (BBL) does not have the money to buy such a big batter like him.
Speaking to ‘The Grade Cricketer’, Maxwell said he was overwhelmed when he watched the replay of that match. When asked if the Indian batters could come to BBL in future, Maxwell said that Cricket Australia (CA) does not have enough money.
"I didn't know the game was on. But I later checked the scorecard and sent the picture of that to Finchy (Aaron Finch) and said, 'What is going on here? He is batting on a completely different planet! Look at the everyone else's scores and look at this bloke scoring 111 off 50.',"
"The next I watched the full replay of the innings the next day and it's embarrassing thing is that he is so much better than everyone else. It's almost hard to watch. No one we have got is close to that."
Maxwell later said with a smile, "We don't have enough money. There is no chance. We will have to sack every player and the sack every contracted player of Cricket Australia(laughs)."
Currently, Suryakumar is number one in the list of highest run-scorers in the T20 calendar 2022. He has scored 1151 runs in 30 matches at an average of 47.95 and a strike rate of 188.37, including two centuries and nine half-centuries.
Suryakumar was India's top performer in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. He became India's second highest run-scorer in the tournament with 239 runs in 6 matches, with an average of 59.75 and a strike rate of 189.68.