Aside from a few of the most enjoyable Take a look at matches, 2021 has additionally been an amazing yr for some batters throughout the totally different groups. England skipper Joe Root is the very best run-getter this yr, whereas Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has the perfect common amongst gamers who’ve scored greater than 500 runs.
Talking concerning the high batters of 2021, former India opener Aakash Chopra has picked his high 5 batters of 2021 on his YouTube channel. Chopra went with two Indians, and one every from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England. Beginning with the fifth place, Chopra named Pakistan batting sensation Fawad Alam.
Alam performed 9 matches this yr, scoring 571 runs at a median of 57 with the assistance of three a whole lot and two half-centuries. Whereas selecting Alam, Chopra mentioned: “Fawad Alam is there within the 5 names I’ve picked. He had light into oblivion, however he has not stopped as soon as he has made a comeback. He’s grabbing each alternative with each fingers.”
After Alam, the cricketer-turned-commentator picked Sri Lankan batter Lahiru Thirimanne, who had a memorable yr, particularly together with his notable abroad performances. Thirimanne performed seven matches and scored 659 runs at a median near 51 with two tons and 4 fifties.
“One other identify which is there in my thoughts is Lahiru Thirimanne. He has performed in opposition to South Africa in South Africa, in opposition to England in England, in opposition to West Indies in West Indies and in opposition to Bangladesh at house,” mentioned Chopra.
Following Thirimanne, Chopra went with two Indians within the type of Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma to fulfil the third and second place, respectively. Each Pant and Rohit had produced terrific reveals in 2021.
Pant’s heroics within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Rohit’s glorious show in England helped them earn goodwill among the many cricket fraternity. This yr, Rohit is the second-highest run-getter (906 in 11 matches), whereas Pant is on the fourth place with 706 runs in 11 video games.
“The third identify within the record is Rishabh Pant. It’s unbelievable that he’s the quickest visiting wicketkeeper to achieve 500 runs in Australia in Exams. The fourth identify on my record is Rohit Sharma. He has been completely sensational. That is Rohit Sharma’s watershed yr as a Take a look at cricketer,” added Chopra.
For the primary place, Chopra picked England captain Joe Root. The 44-year-old heaped praises on the Englishman for his double centuries in each Sri Lanka and India and opined he was the perfect batter of 2021.
“The fifth identify is Joe Root. The double century at Chennai within the first Take a look at and a double century in Sri Lanka, back-to-back centuries in opposition to India in England. He has been a participant par excellence. In my view, Joe Root needs to be the perfect Take a look at batter of 2021,” Chopra added additional.