Team India’s best all-format XI of the year 2021
India played a good amount of cricket in 2021.
Updated - Dec 30, 2021 10:19 pm
The year 2021 has been an amazing year for the sport, as it kick-started with full zeal after an indolent 2020. The stadiums in India witnessed the audience after a long break. However, the nation suffered in the second wave of the pandemic, and the sport was halted again for a few months.
The cricket of India resumed again outside the country and the anticipation grew a plethora of times more. The calendar year had some important events such as the World Test Championship finals and T20 World Cup ahead and only fewer ODI matches were played this year.
India was the finalist of the inaugural World Test Championship and the players were needed to adapt quickly for the contrary format of the T20 World Cup. It is an art to excel in the red and white balls and many players had their best run this year. Here, we will look at-
India’s best all-format XI of 2021
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma features on this list for his excellent run in the Tests and T20I format. He was not a regular Test opener of the team and made his comeback into the Test squad only this year after a year’s caesura.
Apparently, 2021 is his best year as he had a good run across all the formats and has been handed over the limited-overs captaincy. Rohit has emerged as an integral opener of the Test squad and has become the highest run-scorer of the team and is the second-highest in Tests this year.
Hitman has featured in 11 Test matches this year and has hit 906 runs with an average of 47.68. In T20Is, he had a dumbfounding strike rate of 150.88 and has hit 424 runs in 11 matches. His achievements this year ended with nine international half-centuries and four centuries.