11. Shannon Gabriel

Gabriel only took eleven wickets in twelve innings, with a poor average of 46.8. His economy rate was also on the higher side, i.e., 3.34, which suggested that he has been leaking runs as well. With a dismal strike rate of 84.2, he failed to notch up a four-wicket haul during the season.

10. Stuart Broad

The 35-year-old has a lot of experience in the International format, with 526 wickets to his name. Even in adverse conditions, he has the capacity to create match-winning spells. He was, however, not on England’s radar because he was rotated to manage his workload.

9. Yasir Shah

The 35-year-old Yasir Shah was also known for scoring handy runs at the bottom of the order with the bat. However, he has only 73 runs in five innings this season, with an 18.7 batting average. With his skill set being weakened, he may find it difficult to make a comeback in this Pakistani team.

8. Sam Curran

The left-handed all-rounder from England troubled India both with the bat and ball when they last time toured the country. He was the difference between the two sides. Because of his contributions, England managed to beat India by a comprehensive margin.

7. Wiaan Mulder

Mulder only took eight wickets in nine innings over the course of the year. His job was to hold one end so that South Africa’s powerful pace battery could attack from the other. He was unable to control the run-flow, allowing the opponents to break free from the pressure.

6. Jos Buttler (wk)

Jos Buttler, the star batter from England continued a dream run in the limited over formats. However, he was unable to adapt his form into the game’s longer format. His batting average was below par, and his wicket-keeping was atrocious. He endured a tough time donning the Whites for England.

5. Ajinkya Rahane (Captain)

His bad form continued in the home series against England, with only one fifty in Chennai. He never looked in touch during the World Test Championship Finals. After that, he had a horrendous tour of England, when he only managed to score 107 runs in nine innings at a dreadful average of 15.5.

4. Ross Taylor

His best innings came against India in the World Test Championship Finals, when he made a crucial 47 runs in the second innings to lead New Zealand to their first ICC title. Apart from that innings, he has been putting together a long stretch of low scores. He only made 127 runs in two Test matches against England in the series.

3. Zak Crawley

Crawley looked horribly out of sorts. He was used in both the opening and number three positions and never seemed to find a comfortable spot. He went in and out of the team, primarily as a substitution, resulting in a bad run of form.

2. Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris had an ordinary year in 2021, despite his small sample size. In 2021, Australia only played five Tests against India and England. Marcus Harris appeared in majority of the games but had mediocre statistics for a player of his stature.

1. Dominic Sibley

The right-handed English batter was dubbed the ‘Wall of English Cricket’ at one point. He was England’s one of the most successful batters in Test matches in the year 2020. His deterioration, though, has been unreal in 2021. He hasn’t looked good with the bat and was eventually dropped from the Ashes squad.