Best Cricketer in the World 2021 Top 10 Best Cricketer in the World Right Now

Best Cricketer in the World 2021: Top 10 Best Cricketer in the World Right Now

2020 has been a terrible year for the cricket world as many matches and series could not occur in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. Due to which there has been a change in the playing style of the cricketers.

But now, cricket has gained momentum again in 2021, and many cricket T20 leagues have resumed in 2021. Many great cricketers are showcasing their art in 2021.

Many great players have done well for their team in early 2021, due to which today we will talk about the best cricketers in the world 2021 in this article.

Who is the Best Cricketer in the World 2021:

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Steve Smith
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Hardik Pandya
  5. Sam Curran
  6. David warner 
  7. Anrich Nortje
  8. Tim Siefert
  9. Joe Root 
  10. Quinton de Kock 

#1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team and the world’s star batsman, is currently the best cricketer in the world. Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi and made his international debut at 19 age.

Virat Kohli could not perform much in 2020 because 2020 has not been a particular year for the cricket world, in early 2021, the captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli is showing his talent, and this is the current Indian League (Indian Premier League).

He is doing well in this too. Virat Kohli is also the captain of the Royal Challenger Bangalore team in IPL. It is believed that Virat Kohli can break the record of 100 centuries of former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in the coming time. Virat Kohli is the only batsman to score 11000 runs in ODI cricket.

Batting Career Summary-

Format M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 87 147 10 7318 254 53.42 12740 57.44 27 7 23 820 22
ODI 251 242 39 12040 183 59.31 12912 93.25 43 0 60 1130 125
T20I 84 79 21 2928 94 50.48 2115 138.44 0 0 25 265 81
IPL 192 184 30 5878 113 38.17 4496 130.74 5 0 39 503 201

Bowling Career Summary-

Format M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 87 11 175 84 0 0/0 0/0 2.88 0.0 0.0 0 0
ODI 251 48 641 665 4 1/15 1/15 6.22 166.25 160.25 0 0
T20I 84 12 146 198 4 1/13 1/13 8.14 49.5 36.5 0 0
IPL 192 26 251 368 4 2/25 2/25 8.8 92.0 62.75 0 0

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

#2. Steve Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w7krxQVzpI

After Indian team captain Virat Kohli, Australia team captain Steve Smith is considered the best cricketer in the World Cup. Steve Smith was born in 1989 in Australia. Steven Smith comes to bat at number 3 for the Australia team.

Steve Smith didn’t have anything particular in 2020. Steve Smith’s career has also been full of controversies. In 2018 he was suspended from cricket for two years for ball-tampering.

Being away from cricket for two years did not affect his game, and he made a comeback in 2020 and is doing well in 2021. We are hopeful that by the end of 2021, he will do well for his team and create many excellent records.

Batting Career Summary-

Format M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 77 139 17 7540 239 61.8 13680 55.12 27 3 31 835 43
ODI 128 113 12 4378 164 43.35 4947 88.5 11 0 25 377 42
T20I 45 37 8 794 90 27.38 613 129.53 0 0 4 66 21
IPL 95 86 20 2333 101 35.35 1805 129.25 1 0 11 212 58

Bowling Career Summary-

Format M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 77 54 1381 960 17 3/18 4/83 4.17 56.47 81.24 0 0
ODI 128 40 1076 971 28 3/16 3/16 5.41 34.68 38.43 0 0
T20I 45 17 291 378 17 3/20 3/20 7.79 22.24 17.12 0 0
IPL 95 1 2 5 0 0/5 0/5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0

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

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#3. Babar Azam

Babar Azam is considered one of the best players of the Pakistan team, and in 2021 he has also proved that he is one of the best cricketers in the world. That’s why we have named him third in this list after Indian team captain Virat Kohli and Australia team captain Steve Smith.

Babar Azam also captains the Pakistan team. Babar Azam was born on 15 October 1994 in Pakistan. He is the only player in cricket history to have scored five consecutive centuries against a country.

Babar Azam has also received the Player of the Year award in 2017. Babar Azam has a tremendous technical black at play which he is using correctly. We are expecting excellent performance from him in the year 2021.

Batting Career Summary-

Format M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 29 53 8 2045 143 45.44 3621 56.48 5 0 15 239 10
ODI 77 75 11 3580 125 55.94 4074 87.87 12 0 16 312 34
T20I 44 42 9 1681 97 50.94 1293 130.01 0 0 16 173 23

Bowling Career Summary-

Format M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 29
ODI 77
T20I 44

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

#4. Hardik Pandya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HdkIn4BeUc

Indian team’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is also one of the best cricketers in the world. Hardik Pandya is the second Indian cricketer after Virat Kohli, who we have included in this list. Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993.

Hardik Pandya plays for the Mumbai Indian team in India’s T20 league IPL, captained by Rohit Sharma. Talking about the ranking of Hardik Pandya, his name is 115 in ODIs and about 100 ranks in T20. In the ICC Champions Trophy match against Pakistan, Hardik Pandya showed why he is the best cricketer in the world.

Hardik Pandya has been keeping some distance from cricket due to injury, but he is returning to international cricket again. We hope Hardik Pandya recovers from his injury soon, and we will see him play in 2021.

Batting Career Summary-

Format M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 11 18 1 532 108 31.29 720 73.89 1 0 4 68 12
ODI 57 41 7 1167 92 34.32 1011 115.43 0 0 6 84 46
T20I 43 28 7 388 42 18.48 260 149.23 0 0 0 22 24
IPL 80 74 29 1349 91 29.98 847 159.27 0 0 4 86 93

Bowling Career Summary-

Format M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 11 19 937 528 17 5/28 6/50 3.38 31.06 55.12 1 0
ODI 57 54 2392 2219 55 3/31 3/31 5.57 40.35 43.49 0 0
T20I 43 39 701 976 38 4/38 4/38 8.35 25.68 18.45 0 0
IPL 80 60 869 1313 42 3/20 3/20 9.07 31.26 20.69 0 0

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

#5. Sam Curran

We have given England team’s star all-rounder Sam Curran fifth place in this list. Sam Curran was born on 3 June 1998 in England and is included in the England national team as an all-rounder.

He made his debut in international cricket at a very young age. Sam Curran is playing for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021 and has made a different identity in IPL with his bowling and batting.

He did not get a chance to play for England in World Cup in 2019, he has made a mark in international cricket. After the debut, and has made a separate identity for himself. If he gets a chance at the international level in the coming time, he can perform well in his art.

Batting Career Summary-

Format M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 21 33 4 741 78 25.55 1157 64.04 0 0 3 86 20
ODI 5 4 0 25 15 6.25 52 48.08 0 0 0 1 1
T20I 8 5 1 43 24 10.75 31 138.71 0 0 0 3 3
IPL 23 19 7 281 55 23.42 196 143.37 0 0 2 25 15

Bowling Career Summary-

Format M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 21 37 2647 1431 44 4/58 5/92 3.24 32.52 60.16 0 0
ODI 5 5 168 169 5 3/35 3/35 6.04 33.8 33.6 0 0
T20I 8 8 162 240 9 3/28 3/28 8.89 26.67 18.0 0 0
IPL 23 22 450 667 23 4/11 4/11 8.89 29.0 19.57 0 0

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

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Who is the best bowler in the world 2021?

Rank Player Rating Career Best Rating
1 Trent Boult  737 770 v West Indies, 22/06/2019
2 Mahedi Hasan  713 725 v Sri Lanka, 25/05/2021
3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman  708 712 v Ireland, 24/01/2021
4 Matt Henry  691 691 v Bangladesh, 26/03/2021
5 Jasprit Bumrah  690 841 v West Indies, 01/11/2018
6 Kagiso Rabada  666 724 v England, 29/05/2017
7 Chris Woakes  665 676 v New Zealand, 14/07/2019
8 Josh Hazlewood  660 733 v England, 26/01/2018
9 Pat Cummins  646 729 v Pakistan, 12/06/2019
10 Mustafizur Rahman  645 695 v West Indies, 14/12/2018

Who is the No 1 ODI Cricketer in the world 2021?

According to ICC Batsman rankings: Babar Azam is currently the number one cricketer in the world. Babar Azam has become the number one International cricketer by beating the Indian team captain, Virat Kohli. Earlier, Indian team captain Virat Kohli was the world’s number one batsman. It is expected that after some time, Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team, will become the number one batsman of the ODI. 

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