When every part of the world was going through the pandemic, there was cricket which kept and entertained fans in their houses. The calendar year of 2021 was a great year for those who are fond of watching their favorites on their screen. We have witnessed many new and popular players who scored runs consistently throughout the year. Now, there might a question arising in your mind, who scored most runs in 2021 in all formats including T20, ODI, and Test?
Therefore, let’s have a look on the players who managed to make place in this list.
Top 5 Players With Most Runs In 2021 In All Formats
1) Mohammad Rizwan – 1,915 Runs
Pakistani prominent opener from last couple of years Mohammad Rizwan has been impressive with the bat throughout the whole 2021 calendar year where he scored 1,915 runs out of 45 innings in all three formats of the game. Therefore, Mohammad Rizwan gets the title of most runs in 2021 in all formats.
Rizwan is probably the most improved batter from the entire pakistan team from last 2-3 years. He is been constantly making a great impact to his nation with his bat, especially in white ball cricket.
2) Joe Root – 1,855 Runs
The fab four member, Joseph Edward Root completely dominated the year 2021 in test cricket where he was literally became unstoppable in terms of scoring centuries and double hundreds. When other 3 member of fab-4 were struggling to hit a single century joe root alone smashed 6 hundreds in 2021, all of them came in test cricket only as he doesn’t play white ball cricket.
Moreover, Joe Root has the best average in this list of most international runs in 2021 which is 66.25 runs every inning. He played 31 innings where he made 1,855 runs with 6 centuries and 6 fifties. The highest score of Joe Root in 2021 came against Sri Lanka where he 228 runs.
3) Babar Azam – 1,760 Runs
Yet another promising batter of Pakistan, Babar Azam is not far behind from his teammate Rizwan as he also played exceptionally well in the 2021 calendar year. Babar Azam played 45 innings which includes test, ODI and t20i and able to score 1760 runs with decent batting average of 40.93.
However, his back to back impressive performances from last couple of years made him to compare to the Indian iconic batsman Virat Kohli which I personally think pretty useless thing one can do. No doubt Babar Azam is emerging as of the best batter in the world but he is far behind to compare with Virat Kohli.
4) Rohit Sharma – 1,420 Runs
The former Indian vice-captain and current Indian captain, Rohit Sharma is always been criticized for his test cricket performances because of his inconsistency, but in 2021 he gave the perfect reply to all the critics by playing some amazing knocks in test cricket where he scored 1,420 runs in 35 innings, remember his majority of the runs came in red ball cricket.
We all know what kind of beast Rohit Sharma in ODI and T20I cricket, but the revolution in his test career was started from year 2021 where he was looking quite confident in playing the test format in the opening position. He even scored 2 centuries and 9 half centuries in the entire 2021 year.
5) Paul Stirling – 1,151 Runs
When was the last time you saw a player from Ireland who comes in the records like most runs in 2021 in all formats? I guess, it’s rare to see someone from underrated cricket playing nation like Ireland. Paul Stirling aggressive playstyle helped him into establish his name in white ball cricket in recent years.
Paul Stirling has played 28 innings and thrashed 1,151 runs with pretty good batting strike rate of 46.04 which also includes 4-hundreds and 3-fifties. He has been exceptional in delivering the fiery start to Ireland in 2021 year in ODI and T20 cricket with his amazing six hitting abilities.
Moreover, the growth rate of Ireland cricket is rapidly increasing as they are nourishing their skills with some of the best teams of the world like England, India, South Africa etc. There are many promising players who are coming in the limelight for their amazing performances from Ireland cricket, Like Harry Tector who was the top run scorer in 2023 in all formats till mid-year.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many runs Rohit Sharma Scored in 2021?
Rohit Sharma scored most runs from entrie Indian team including all three formats in 2021. He scored 1,420 runs in 35 innings with 2 centuries as well.
Who is the best test batsman of year 2021?
The title for best test batsman of year 2021 should certainly go to Joe Root. He has in peak form of his life in 2021, where he made 1,855 test runs including 6 centuries.