Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021

2020 had been a weird year for everyone, but for some cricket players, it was good while for others it was just an average year. In this article, we will be looking at the Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021 who will achieve more in 2021.

Here Are The Top 10 Best Cricketers in The World 2021

Virat Kohli

Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021
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Born on November 5th, 1988, in Delhi, Virat Kohli is one of the top-order Indian batsmen. He came into the International format when he was just 19 years old, that means in 2008. Since then, he has played multiple matches, some he lost while some he won. But he never stopped and continued to train to get even better, and that’s what people like the most about it. And he also holds the record of reaching 11,000 ODI runs, and no one ever earned so many runs as quick as Kohli has.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test8714710731825453.421274057.442772382022
ODI251242391204018359.311291293.25430601130125
T20I84792129289450.482115138.44002526581
IPL19218430587811338.174496130.745039503201

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test87111758400/00/02.880.00.000
ODI2514864166541/151/156.22166.25160.2500
T20I841214619841/131/138.1449.536.500
IPL1922625136842/252/258.892.062.7500

Career Information

Test debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011

Last Test vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Dec 17, 2020

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008

Last ODI vs Australia at Manuka Oval, Dec 02, 2020

T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010

Last T20 vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 08, 2020

IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008

Last IPL vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 06, 2020

Although 2020 had been a weird year for him because, on one hand, this current Indian Captain was not able to score any century in International Cricket, on the other hand, he was also blessed with multiple good events, one being that he was going to become a father. Even though he couldn’t score well, he was still the fastest player to achieve 12,000 runs in One Day Internationals. And even though 2020 was not the best year Kohli is one of the greatest players of 2021 and we sure do expect a lot more from him in 2021, with important matches lined up like the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. 

Steve Smith

Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021
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Born on June 2nd, 1989, Steve Smith is an Australian International Cricketer and was also the captain of the Australian National team. He has consistently been in the top-ranked Test batsmen list that is given by the ICC player ranking. Being a top-rated player, some accusations and rumours are bound to come your way. And Smith also had to face some accusations on account of ball-tampering in the past, but he soon made a strong and clean comeback.  

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test7713917754023961.81368055.122733183543
ODI12811312437816443.35494788.51102537742
T20I453787949027.38613129.530046621
IPL958620233310135.351805129.25101121258

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test77541381960173/184/834.1756.4781.2400
ODI128401076971283/163/165.4134.6838.4300
T20I4517291378173/203/207.7922.2417.1200
IPL9512500/50/50.00.00.000

Career Information

Test debut vs Pakistan at Lord’s, Jul 13, 2010

Last Test vs India at The Gabba, Jan 15, 2021

ODI debut vs West Indies at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Feb 19, 2010

Last ODI vs India at Manuka Oval, Dec 02, 2020

T20 debut vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Feb 05, 2010

Last T20 vs India at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 08, 2020

IPL debut vs Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 06, 2012

Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 01, 2020

His 2020 was also not that great since he only played 3 innings in the Test Series. Furthermore, he also played in the Boxing Day Test Match Series and was quite a centre of attention. Even after Smith’s flaws, he is still the top-ranked batsman and people can expect a lot to come from him in 2021.  

Babar Azam

Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021
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Born on October 15th, 1994, Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who is a top-order batsman and also had served as the Pakistan team captain during the T20. He is definitely a head-turner and is also the first player ever in the history of cricket to earn five consecutive centuries in the same country, and for that very reason, he had been awarded the ODI player of the year title in 2017 when he played for PCB.  

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test29538204514345.44362156.48501523910
ODI777511358012555.94407487.871201631234
T20I4442916819750.941293130.01001617323

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test29
ODI77
T20I44

Career Information

Test debut vs West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 13, 2016

Last Test vs England at The Rose Bowl, Aug 21, 2020

ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium, May 31, 2015

Last ODI vs Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Nov 03, 2020

T20 debut vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 07, 2016

Last T20 vs Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Nov 10, 2020

He made his first debut in ODI in 2015 at the tender age of 20 and became the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the ICC World Cup which took place in England in 2019. 

Azam has a lot of experience in playing not only in his home country but also a lot many countries and knows very well his techniques and plans when playing in a certain country, and hence always ready for what may come. We are also expecting groundbreaking performances from him in the year 2021. 

Hardik Pandya

Top 10 Best Cricketer in The World 2021
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Born on October 11th, 1993, Hardik Pandya is an Indian International player who plays for the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League. Although he is an all-rounder, he is also a terrific batsman with a strike rate of 115 in ODI’s and around 150 in the T20’s. 

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test1118153210831.2972073.891046812
ODI5741711679234.321011115.430068446
T20I432873884218.48260149.230002224
IPL80742913499129.98847159.270048693

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test1119937528175/286/503.3831.0655.1210
ODI575423922219553/313/315.5740.3543.4900
T20I4339701976384/384/388.3525.6818.4500
IPL80608691313423/203/209.0731.2620.6900

Career Information

Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 26, 2017

Last Test vs England at The Rose Bowl, Aug 30, 2018

ODI debut vs New Zealand at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Oct 16, 2016

Last ODI vs Australia at Manuka Oval, Dec 02, 2020

T20 debut vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 26, 2016

Last T20 vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 08, 2020

IPL debut vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 19, 2015

Last IPL vs Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 10, 2020

He had a rather great 2020 as compared to other players, mainly because he scored 281 runs against Australia at a strike rate of 178 in the One Day series. He was one of the main reasons why India won that match. 

Although he had a minor setback as far as bowling is concerned because of an injury we are sure that 2021 will be a great year for him once he is fully recovered. As he does not play by fluke but rather reads the situation, understands it and plays accordingly. 

Sam Curran

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on June 3rd, 1998, Sam Curran is an English cricketer who mainly plays for England and Surrey. He is one of the best all-rounders and has been a consistent member of England in all formats. Even though he is quite young he is really aware of his surroundings and plays according to the situation and that is not all, he also has a very good temperament which makes him an even better player than he already is. 

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test213347417825.55115764.040038620
ODI54025156.255248.0800011
T20I851432410.7531138.7100033
IPL231972815523.42196143.370022515

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test213726471431444/585/923.2432.5260.1600
ODI5516816953/353/356.0433.833.600
T20I8816224093/283/288.8926.6718.000
IPL2322450667234/114/118.8929.019.5700

Career Information

Test debut vs Pakistan at Headingley, Jun 01, 2018

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jan 22, 2021

ODI debut vs Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, Jun 24, 2018

Last ODI vs Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 13, 2020

T20 debut vs New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Nov 01, 2019

Last T20 vs South Africa at Newlands, Dec 01, 2020

IPL debut vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Mar 25, 2019

Last IPL vs Kings XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 01, 2020

Although he was not picked to play for England in the World Cup in 2019, he definitely made his presence known when he played in the International and domestic field. He mostly is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. We are sure of the fact that we will get to see much more intelligent and stunning performances from him when given the right opportunity. 

David Warner 

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on October 27th, 1986, David Warner is an Australian International player and was earlier also the captain of the Australian National team. Warner had his first debut in the ODI during 2009, but he did not play well at all, he was only able to get five runs. Although we don’t blame him because there might be some reasoning behind his stand back, one of them being that he was really young, 20 to be exact and might have been under really bad pressure because he obviously would have wanted to prove his abilities. However, Warner is the first Australian player since 1877 to not have played a single First-Class Match.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test861597731133548.11005872.692423085956
ODI1281265545517945.08571095.531802357185
T20I81819226510031.461621139.73101821989
IPL14214219525412642.723712141.544048511194

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test861934226942/452/454.7267.2585.500
ODI12816800/80/88.00.00.000
T20I81
IPL14211200/20/20.00.00.000

Career Information

Test debut vs New Zealand at The Gabba, Dec 01, 2011

Last Test vs India at The Gabba, Jan 15, 2021

ODI debut vs South Africa at Bellerive Oval, Jan 18, 2009

Last ODI vs India at Sydney Cricket Ground, Nov 29, 2020

T20 debut vs South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jan 11, 2009

Last T20 vs England at The Rose Bowl, Sep 06, 2020

IPL debut vs Chennai Super Kings at The Wanderers Stadium, May 02, 2009

Last IPL vs Delhi Capitals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 08, 2020

But in 2015 he totally proved his worth during the ICC Cricket World Cup, where he scored 178 runs, which is also the highest run he has ever earned in his entire career. And the runs he earned helped Australia reach 417/6, which is the highest tally in any World Cup ever. 

Anrich Nortje

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on November 16th, 1993, Anrich Nortje is a South African cricketer and also a fast-bowling prodigy. And although he just made his International debut in March 2019 while he was playing for the South African team, Nortje has announced the Newcomer of the year in July 2020 at South Africa’s annual award ceremony. 

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test8143102409.2741124.82000140
ODI721989.01947.3700000
T20I510222.0633.3300000
IPL1654737.06116.6700000

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test8131441922306/568/1203.8430.7348.0320
ODI77334283143/573/575.0820.2123.8600
T20I5511415531/241/248.1651.6738.000
IPL1616366512223/333/338.3923.2716.6400

Career Information

Test debut vs India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Oct 10, 2019

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 03, 2021

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at The Wanderers Stadium, Mar 03, 2019

Last ODI vs Australia at Senwes Park, Mar 07, 2020

T20 debut vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Sep 18, 2019

Last T20 vs England at Newlands, Dec 01, 2020

IPL debut vs Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Sep 20, 2020

Last IPL vs Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 10, 2020

He also played for the Delhi Capitals in 2020 where he earned 22 wickets from 16 games. His bowling pace will scare most of the batsmen because not only are they fast but also precise. 

Some bowlers often have problems adjusting to new balls and they often end up playing rather carefully until they get accustomed. But this is not the case with Nortje, new ball or old ball, it doesn’t bother Anrich Nortje, he can manage to swing both ways and also hit just the right length. The amount of calculation and aim that goes in his mind while bowling is just amazing.  With the right opportunities, 2021 is bound to be a great year for Nortje.

Tim Siefert

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on December 14th, 1994, Tim Siefert is a New Zealand cricketer. Previously he was a part of the ICC under 19 World Cup that took place in 2014. And he made his international debut in February 2018, for the New Zealand cricket team. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper and batsman, and although he started as a middle-order batsman in T20, he struggled to make an impact. But the management knew his potentials and hence trusted him with the role of an opener.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI320332216.527122.2200021
T20I302846688427.83479139.460055337

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI3
T20I30

Career Information

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Bay Oval, Jan 03, 2019

Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval, Jan 08, 2019

T20 debut vs England at Sky Stadium, Feb 13, 2018

Last T20 vs Pakistan at McLean Park, Dec 22, 2020

And to say he met their expectation is an understatement. And even in the T20 against Pakistan in 2020 which took place in England, Siefert was the highest run-getter for his team. His performance even earned him the appreciation of the iconic Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming. 

With Tim Siefert playing the attacking game for their team, New Zealand is bound to reach a new level in the coming year. Because Tim Siefert’s playing style is basically smashing the ball left right and centre and sending it to all parts of the ground all while keeping his wicket safe. 

Joe Root 

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on December 30th, 1990, Joe Root is an English International cricketer and also the current captain of England in Test Cricket. He is also ranked 8th in the top 10 in both ODI and Test batting by the ICC Player Ranking as of August 2020. He made his debut in ODI when he was only 22 years old, that is in the year 2013, where he played against India. In that match, he sadly did not get to bat but he did play a very vital role when it came to bowling. Well, that being said, he did not necessarily earn any wicket but he did only give 51 runs in 9 overs along with an economy of 5.67.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test9918113824925449.11500554.981944991523
ODI14814021596213350.1686086.911603348244
T20I323058939035.72707126.310059216

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test998928091463314/874/1123.1247.1990.6100
ODI1486815521490263/523/525.7657.3159.6900
T20I3298413962/92/99.9323.1714.000

Career Information

Test debut vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Dec 13, 2012

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jan 22, 2021

ODI debut vs India at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Jan 11, 2013

Last ODI vs Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 16, 2020

T20 debut vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Dec 22, 2012

Last T20 vs Pakistan at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019

In 2017 he became the captain of the England team and in his very first match as a captain, he scored a century. Ant that led him to become the 6th person in the history of cricket to ever get such scores. He was also one of the players when England won its very first ICC Cricket World Cup title.

Quinton de Kock 

Best Cricketer in The World
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Born on December 17th, 1992, Quinton de Kock is another South African International cricketer and also the current captain of Proteas in all three formats. He is not only a South African cricketer but also plays for multiple different teams at different levels like Titans at domestic level and he also plays for the Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test49825296212938.47416671.1502138025
ODI1211216513517844.65541494.851502559074
T20I4747513037931.02954136.5800613553
IPL66664195910831.61467133.54101420176

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test49
ODI121
T20I47
IPL66

Career Information

Test debut vs Australia at St George’s Park, Feb 20, 2014

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 03, 2021

ODI debut vs New Zealand at Boland Park, Jan 19, 2013

Last ODI vs England at Newlands, Dec 09, 2020

T20 debut vs New Zealand at Kingsmead, Dec 21, 2012

Last T20 vs England at Newlands, Dec 01, 2020

IPL debut vs Pune Warriors at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 17, 2013

Last IPL vs Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 10, 2020

He made his first debut in ODI at the age of 20 in 2013 where he played against New Zealand and scored 18 runs. His career really reached its peak when he scored 3 consecutive centuries against India in 2013.

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