The Indian cricket team has progressed significantly over the years and is now capable of winning matches in foreign environments. In cricket, India won convincingly in 2021.
After winning the second Border-Gavaskar series in Australia by a 2-1 score, the Men in Blue made history. It was followed by a 3-1 victory in the home Test series against England. After that, Virat Kohli and the boys travelled to England for a five-match Test series.
They won the second and fourth Tests with heartfelt victories, while the first Test ended in a draw. India had a chance to win the series, however, the fifth Test was postponed owing to worries about Covid-19.
- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, India’s new trustworthy limited-overs skipper, has looked in superb form since returning to Test cricket. In Test cricket, Rohit Sharma has routinely scored runs at the top of the order for India. In the home Test series against England, he was the man with the bat.
Rohit Sharma pulled India out of a bind on several occasions, and he was pivotal in India’s 3-1 victory. He was India’s leading run-scorer in the series, with 345 runs at an average of 57.50 in four matches. In 2021, he still has the highest runs for India in Tests at home.
Rohit Sharma finished the calendar year 2021 with a total of 906 runs in 11 matches, an average of 47.8, with two centuries and four fifties. The Indian batsman was chosen as the opener for Cricket.com.au’s Test team after demonstrating his capacity to score large outside of Asia. The cricketing world was thrilled by Rohit Sharma’s spirited 127 runs innings against England at the Oval.
- Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant, India’s wicket-keeper batter, also had some remarkable performances during India’s home Test series against England. Pant scored 270 runs at an average of 57.50 in four matches, including a century.
The wicket-keeper batsman for Team India has established himself in the conventional version of the game. In Australia, the left-handed batter hit game-winning home runs. In the previous year, he has 706 Test runs.
In Test Cricket, Rishabh Pant has considerably superior numbers than in the other two forms. Pant has 1549 runs at an average of nearly 40 in 25 Tests.
- KL Rahul
In what was again another disastrous season for the Punjab Kings, captain KL Rahul was once again the lone warrior for his side. Rahul maintained his incredible consistency, scoring 626 runs at a fantastic average of 62.60 in just 13 outings. In 13 games, he hammered six half-centuries and concluded the season as the third-highest run-scorer. Rahul might have been the highest run-getter in IPL 2021 if Punjab Kings had made it to the playoffs.
In Centurion, KL Rahul made history by being the seventh Indian to score a century in a Test match. After Wasim Jaffer’s century in Cape Town in 2006-07, he became only the second Indian opener to register a century in the Rainbow Nation. He also became only the third opening hitter to make a century in Centurion, following David Warner and Chris Gayle, and the 54th batter in South Africa to reach the three-figure mark.