Just like the ICC Men’s T20I Team of 2021, no Indian finds a place in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2021.
Pakistan’s Babar Azam has been named as the leader of ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2021 where two Proteas players have been named along with two players from Sri Lanka. Three players from Bangladesh are there in the eleven as well.
ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2021
|Janneman Malan||South Africa|
|Rassie van der Dussen||South Africa|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Sri Lanka|
|Dushmantha Chameera||Sri Lanka|
Buttler was in belligerent form throughout the year in the shortest form of the game, scoring 589 runs in 14 matches at 65.44 with one century.
He also made a telling impact at the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman, ending as England’s leading run-scorer with 269 runs, including a memorable century against Sri Lanka on a sluggish track in Sharjah.
The Pakistan skipper was at his classy best in the shortest format in 2021, leaving his best at the T20 World Cup where he ended the tournament as the leading run-scorer.
Overall, Babar played 29 matches and aggregated 939 runs at an average of 37.56 with one century and nine half-centuries. His captaincy was also praised as he led his team to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.
The Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter ruled the roost in 2021 when it came to the shortest format of the game. Aggregating a staggering 1326 runs in only 29 matches, Rizwan struck at an average of 73.66 and a strike-rate of 134.89.
Apart from his exploits with the bat, he was as solid as ever behind the stumps, playing a key role in Pakistan’s run to the semis during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, where he ended up as the third-highest run-scorer
A vital contributor with both the bat and the ball – Wanindu Hasaranga continued to establish himself as the superstar of the Sri Lankan team in the shorter formats of the game in 2021.
He scored 356 runs at an average of 27.38 with three half-centuries in 14 matches. Hasaranga was also a constant menace with the ball, picking up 12 wickets at a miserly economy of 4.56.