I Want to Know About The Best Cricket Players 2021

In 2021 competition on the cricket field is on the top. Whether it is batting, bowling or fielding everyone is giving their 100% & that's why the competition being very interesting day after day.

Here I picked the 15 best international cricket players of 2021 from all over the world.

Know About The Best Cricket Players 2021 

1. Joe Root (England, Batsman)

Joe Root was the test & limited-overs cricketer of England in 2015. Currently, he is the most test run-scorer in the player in 2021.

He got 3 big tons in this current year. After Alester Cook he is now England's test skipper. In his international carrier, he scored 20 test centuries & 16 hundred in ODI.

According to ICC now he is the 4th best test player with 836 rankings before Indian skipper Kohli. In 2021 he played 7 test matches & scored 835 runs.

2. Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh, Wicket-Keeper)

Musfiqur Rahim is now the 2nd highest ODI run-scorer after Stirling. In the last series against Sri Lanka, he was the man of the series. He scored 237 runs with a century in 3 matches.

Mushfiqur is now in really good form & he can beat any best batsman with his runs. In  2021 he played 9 innings & scored 407 runs with an average of 59.

Currently, he is the 14th batsman in the world according to International Cricket Counseling.

3. Trent Boult (New Zealand, Bowler)

Trent Boult already showed his insane bowling on the field. His pace & swing gave him more power. He is now preparing for the WTC final. 

We saw in the world cup semi-final that how he dominated India with his skills and class. He had 2 hat-tricks in his entire carrier.

He didn't play so many matches this year. I think he is getting ready for the big match against India. But he played 5 T20I matches where he took 7 wickets.

4. Babar Azam (Pakistan, Batsman)

Babar Azam is currently the gem of Pakistan cricket. In ODI, T20 & Test you can see him on the top 10 list. He overtook Indian skipper in 50 overs cricket and holder the no.1 place.

In test cricket, he is now the no.10 batsman according to the ICC. In 20-20 international, he is ranking on the 3rd position after Aron Finch.

In 2021 he played 3 one day games and scored 228 runs along with 1 century & 1 half-century in 3 innings.

In T20 internationals he scored his first century this year against South Africa. He played 10 innings and scored 354 runs.

Babar was the most runs scored for Pakistan in 2016, 2017 & 2019. 

5. Rishabh Pant (India, Batsman)

Pant is the youngest cricketer in the field with full of positive energy in 2021. Every match Pant scoring runs consistently in 2021, he scored a total of 772 runs in 16 innings.

This year he smashed 1 century & 6 half-centuries till now. He is also doing great as an international wicket-keeper. Let's see how he performs in the WTC final vs NZ.

6. Paul Stirling (Ireland, Batsman)

Paul Stirling is one of the most experienced batsmen in the Irish squad. He and Porterfield played many games for their country.

He is now the top run-scorer of 2021 in the world. He is ranking in 20th position in ICC ranking. He already smashed 3 hundred in this year.

In every match, he is playing a different level of cricket. He scored 541 runs in 7 matches with 3 centuries and 1 half-century & the batting average is 97.80.

7. Virat Kohli (India, Batsman)

Virat scored 7 half-centuries in this year 2021. He is the 2nd ranked batsman in ODI & 5th ranked batsman in Test and T20I,

He scored 532 runs in 14 innings in test, one day, and T20I. Kohli is looking for his first century this year. His highest score was 80* on this calendar year.

8. Shakib AL Hasan (Bangladesh, All-Rounder)

Shakib AL Hasan has been the best all-rounder for many years. Currently, he is the no.1 ODI all-rounder, 5th test all-rounder & 2nd t20i all-rounder,

He played 6 ODI matches in 2021 till now and picked 9 wickets, Hus best figure of bowling was 4/8 this year.

In my best cricket players 2021 list, he is the best all-rounder according to me. He plays all 3 formats international.

This year 2021 he started with full consistency as every year. Hopefully, he will achieve more & break more records.

9. Patrick Cummins (Australia, Bowler)

Cummins is now ruling the fast bowling. Almost every top-quality batsman is afraid to face him. After Mitchel Johnson, he is now the perfect partner of Mitchel Starc.

He is now the number 1 bowler in red-ball cricket and 9th in ODI's. He played 2 test matches this year and picked 11 wickets.

10. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, Bowler)

Mustafizur is the leading wicket-taker of the Bangladesh team in this year 2021. He is also ranking on the top as the most wicked taker in ODI's.

He took 15 wickets in 9 50-50 over international matches. As per ICC, he is ranking on no.10 in One Day International bowling.

11. Ravichandran Ashwin (India, Bowler)

R Ashwin is the leading test match wicket-taker in 2021. He is ranking in 2nd position as per ICC test bowling ranking. 

He picked up 34 wickets in 5 test matches & scored 238 runs with a ton. In 2021 he is the most effective test match spinner in the world.

12. Kane Williamson (New Zealand, Batsman)

Kane Williamson already scored the highest individual test match run in this year. He scored 238 against Pakistan.

He is the leading run-scorer of New Zealand this year as well as the number 1 test player according to ICC.

This year he played only 2 innings and scored 251 runs. He is now playing against England in 2 match series.

13. Ravindra Jadeja (India, All-Rounder)

I specially listed Ravindra Jadeja because of his best fielding and all-rounding performance. He is ranking 2nd in the test match and 4th in the ODI all-rounder.

His performance, fitness, and catches on the cricket field are extraordinary. If he throws the ball to the wicket it will definitely break the stumps.

14. Benjamin Stokes (England, All-Rounder)

Ben Stokes can be the best all-rounder in this year 2021. He is already ranking in the 2nd position as the best all-rounder in ODI and Test cricket.

This year he played 8 test match innings where he scored 203 runs & picked 5 wickets. In ODI's he played 3 innings and scored 135 runs. He missed his first century by 1 run against India in 2021.

15. Rohit Sharma (India, Batsman)

This year Rohit Sharma scored 655 runs in 17 innings. He scored 1 century and 3 50s in all 3 international formats.

He is now the fifth-highest run-scorer in 2021 test cricket. Mumbai Indian's skipper will play the WTC final in England.


It is very hard to pick up the best players among every cricketer. But I tried my best to filter the 15 best cricketers in 2021.

You saw batsman, All-rounder, and bowler everyone on my list. These 15 cricketers have started playing their best cricket since the beginning of 2021.

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