11. Jofra Archer
Unfortunately for Jofra Archer, the year 2021 was a very heartbreaking year. The pacer who had made a promising start to his international career barely played barring the first three months. In fact, since his last appearance in March 2021, Archer has just been recovering from his elbow blow.
10. Lockie Ferguson
For NZ cricket, Lockie Ferguson is not only their fastest speedster but also a valuable wicket-taking option. In the 2019 World Cup, Ferguson was only second to Australia’s Mitchell Starc in terms of scalping most wickets. The ace bowler by being an active T20 freelancer also loves participating in big T20 competitions.
9. Anrich Nortje
If you are a pacer who bowls consistently at 150 plus, then sustaining niggles and strains are a regular affair. Currently, SA’s ace speedster Anrich Nortje is out of action in the ongoing Test series against India. As per reports, Nortje had developed some niggles after the 2021 World T20 including a hip injury.
8. Andre Russell
Perhaps with now playing the BBL, the Jamaican looks to be in a better shape. However, for KKR, the 33-year old’s services have been very mediocre in the past two seasons. Even in the 2021 World T20, the batter produced barely any Russell-Muscle shows especially when it mattered the most.
7. Mitchell Marsh
In terms of his recent injury events, the cricketer in 2020 got himself injured in the first game for SRH. By rolling over his ankle, Marsh was immediately omitted from the entire 2020 season. Perhaps though the 29-year old was then back playing the BBL, he had pulled himself out from the 2021 IPL season.
6. Angelo Mathews
However barring them, even the quads and other thighs muscles have now unsettled Mathews in recent times. Lately while playing the Test match against WI, the 34-year old sadly sustained a thigh strain. Fortunately, the veteran was seen back playing the LPL but now his international days look surely numbered.
5. Hardik Pandya
Even in the 2021 World T20, the all-rounder while playing against Pakistan had got hit on the shoulder that fortunately wasn’t a big issue. However, in the IPL’s second leg, Hardik had missed a few games and was found struggling with his batting form.
4. Sam Billings (wk)
As a regular wicket-keeper batter, Sam Billings has unluckily got brimmed with two heavy injuries. Firstly in 2019 when Billings was playing county cricket, he, unfortunately, had dislocated his shoulder. Perhaps such a large issue also cost him his place in the 2019 World Cup.
3. Kane Williamson
Overall, even in terms of his preparations in the 2021 World T20, Williamson had curbed himself from overexerting and practising. In fact by playing the three league stage games in 5 days almost resulted in serious consequences for the batter. Hence we hope that in 2022, Williamson’s elbow issue becomes the thing of the past.
2. Shubman Gill
As a 22-year old, there’s no doubt that Shubman Gill has made massive strides in his limited opportunities. By opening in red-ball cricket, Gill also potentially gives an option of being a middle-order batsman. However, unfortunately, the cricketer in 2021 has got racked with a serious set of injuries.
1. Rohit Sharma (c)
Nevertheless, even recently while playing the Test series in England, Rohit had discomfort in his left knee and was assumed to opt-out of the final Test. All in all, with the batter now again pertaining to a similar issue it certainly infects the longevity of his remaining career.