10. Lungi Ngidi
Ngidi just played three matches and missed the rest due to personal reasons. In 27 overs he bowled, he just earned a solo wicket and his economy was 6.07 – his year-wise least. His average rose to his least of 164.00 from his career-best of 16.08 in 2020.
9. Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid, the leggie from England has been a consistent member of the limited-overs side since 2015. He was also the key player in England winning the 2019’s World Cup and had a decent form in 2020 too.
8. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep in his first three years picked 99 wickets in 56 matches with his best average of 17.77. But his performances slowly dwindled in these two years. He was then dropped from the main squad in 2020 and couldn’t participate much that year.
7. Mohammad Nabi
The 36-year-old player featured in just three matches and has hit 35 runs with an average of 17.50 which is his year-wise least. His strike rate also plummeted from 70.96 in 2020 to 57.37 in 2021. With just two wickets in 30 overs added to his career stats, he ends this year.
6. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is the perfect modern-day cricketer. The 28-year-old can strike the ball big, roll his arm over decently, and is a livewire in the field. It is a combination of skills that India has long waited for since the retirement of Kapil Dev.
5. Heinrich Klaasen
The 30-year-old player is only used in the absence of the regular Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock. Though he gets only a few chances, he is not able to capitalize on it to cement his spot in the eleven. Quinton was ruled out of the ODI matches in Sri Lanka and hence Klaasen was roped in as the keeper.
4. Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar, the Bangladeshi all-rounder features on this list for his poor run in the 2021 ODI season. He is an experienced Bangladesh campaigner who debuted in 2014. The player was a sensation to their team at a very young age.
3. Mitchell Marsh
The T20 World Cup hero of Australia Mitchell Marsh did not have his best time in the One Day Internationals. The All-rounder is a hard-hitting middle-order batter and a quick pacer. He was promoted up the order but did not provide his best in ODI’s this year.
2. Sam Billings
But his proneness to injuries and lack of consistency made him miss out on many matches. In this year, he has played just four ODI’s post his injury and found it very difficult to score runs. His ODI calendar year ended just with 21 runs in two batting innings.
1. Jos Buttler (Captain and Wicketkeeper)
The 31-year-old player has only played three ODI matches this year and has struggled with his batting form. He couldn’t get past 15 runs and has got out for just one run and a duck in the other matches and hence his tally in the ODI has ended with just 17 runs.