Joe Root, England’s amazing Test Captian has received the title of Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world. Root stepped down and retired from his position as recently as the last week. Root resigned as captain last week after five years following a record of one win in 17 games. The player had a series of strong individual performances in 2021, including an aggregate of 1,708 runs at 61.00 in 15 Tests. Rohit, Bumrah was Chosen In Wisden’s five ‘Cricketers of the Year’ List.
Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma among Wisden’s five ‘Cricketers of the Year’
While doing so, he is following in the footsteps of Ben Stokes, who was chosen captain of the national squad for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Joe Root becomes the third player from England to be able to win this award since its commencement of this award in the year 2003. Andrew Flintoff became the first one from England to receive this award in the year 2005.
“Root climbed above England’s Test problems to deliver one of the all-time great calendar year performances,” Wisden editor Lawrence Booth stated. This is a Huge achievement in Root’s career.
Jasprit Bumrah was an outstanding and a key player for India during their recent tour to England the last summer. He played both, from the batting side and the bowling side, in India’s historic triumph at Lord’s, as well as delivering 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 by being the very first person to strike a double century in England on his debut season. The 29-year-old subsequently backed up this performance with an 80 at Edgbaston, which helped New Zealand win their 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 of 19.60. However, his summer was not without any controversy, with a spate of unpleasant tweets appearing at the same time as he was completing his Test debut at Lord’s, a topic he discusses in the Almanack.
Rohit Sharma was awarded after a groundbreaking summer at the top of the Indian batting sequence, making a total of 368 runs at an average of 52.57 in the four Tests. The highlight of the game was a match-defining 127 at The Oval, which was his very first Test century away from home.
Two other international award winners included New Zealand opener Devon Conway, whose 200 scores on debut at Lord’s set the tone for his team’s 1-0 series win ahead of their World Test Championship final victory over India at the Ageas Bowl in June; and South African allrounder Dane van Niekerk, who was the captained of the Oval Invincibles to victory in the inaugural Women’s Hundred.
Rizwan received T20 recognition following a record-breaking 2021 season in which he scored 1,329 runs at 72.88 in 27 T20Is, including a century and 11 fifties. Rizwan has become the first cricketer in the worldwide game to reach 1,000 runs in a calendar year when he did so.