Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Among Wisden’s 5 Cricketers Of The Year
Joe Root has been declared the World’s Best Cricketer, while Lizelle Lee of South Africa has been named the World’s Best Woman Cricketer. Mohammad Rizwan has been named the World’s Leading T20 Cricketer.
Bumrah was a standout performer for India during their recent visit to England. He played both bat & ball in India’s historic win at Lord’s, as well as bowling a match-winning stint at The Oval.
India now leads the series 2-1, with the last match scheduled for July of this year.
Conway created history when he became the first player in England to make a double century on his Test debut.
The 29-year-old player then accompanied with an 80 at Edgbaston, which helped New Zealand win its first series in England in 22 years.
In the summer of 2021, Robinson was England’s highest Test wicket scorer, with 28 wickets at an average score of 19.60.
However, his summer session was not without controversy, with a spate of nasty tweets appearing around the time he was making his Test debut at Lord’s, a problem he discusses in the Almanac.
Rohit Sharma was recognized for his outstanding summer as India’s leading batsman, amassing 368 runs at an average of 52.57 in four Tests.
The highlight was a match-defining 127 at The Oval, which was his maiden Test century outside of his home country.
Van Niekerk was a standout performer in The Hundred, collecting the Most Valuable Player title after captaining the Oval Invincibles to win in the women’s event.
Van Niekerk was the tournament’s top run performer with 259 runs at 43. He also claimed eight wickets at an average of 20.
After a record 12 months in which he amassed 1,708 Test runs in a single year, the third most in history, Root was voted Leading Cricketer of the Year.
After a dominant 2021, Lee was voted the world’s Leading Woman Cricketer, scoring 90.28 with the bat in ODI cricket, including a sensational series versus India in which she hit 288 runs in four innings.
Rizwan received T20 recognition following a record-breaking 2021 season in which he hit 1,329 runs at 72.88 average score in 27 T20Is, including a century and Eleven 50s.
He became the first international cricketer to reach 1,000 runs in a single year when he did so.