As this beautiful year of cricket is about to end, there were many unforgetful memories from this year. Some shined in this year and for some, it was not their year. In this article, we will see the top 5 contenders for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the year 2021.
#5 Rohit Sharma (India)
Rohit Sharma who is a right-handed opening batsman in the Indian team across all the formats is at No.5 on our list. Rohit is India’s most successful batsman this year, especially when it comes to testing format. He got the chance to open in the test too and he took that opportunity very well and delivered 2 hundred this year in test matches. Also, Rohit is appointed as white-ball captain of India this year.
#4 Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsmen Mohammad Rizwan played the best cricket of his career in 2021. He was the highest ever run-scorer in t20 format in one year. Also, he was one of the strongest reasons for Pakistan’s campaign in the 2021 T20 world cup. Rizwan not only proved himself in T20 format but his records of Test and ODIs were also amazing.
#3 Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
Right arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is India’s most successful Test bowler this year. Ashwin is India’s gem in test cricket and not only in test cricket. He also made his return to the T20 world cup. Ashwin was simply outstanding in both the home test series India played this year against England and New Zealand. Also, he scored one century this year. He is a great match-winner for India.
#2 David Warner (Australia)
David warner enjoyed his year very well. He is left-handed opening batsmen for Australia across all formats. Warner won the T20 world cup 2021 with Australia and was also awarded as the player of the tournament. Warner scored runs against England in the Ashes series. Warner was Australia’s most successful batsman this year.
#1 Joe Root (England)
England’s captain and one of the best batsmen of this generation Joe Root is at No.1 on our list. He was outstanding this year. He scored runs where ever he went. In the early months of this year, England tour Sri Lanka and India and he was the centre of attraction for England and scored 3 double centuries in the subcontinent conditions. Also, he played brilliantly in the home series against India and scored 3 centuries in the whole series. Joe Root truly deserves this award but still, we have to wait for the results.