2022 is an important year for KL Rahul who has been appointed the vice-captain of the Indian T20I and ODI teams.
The year 2021 saw enough domination by both batters and bowlers. Several batting records were created by the likes of Joe Root and Mohammad Rizwan. Root made 1708 runs in 15 Test matches at an average of 61 and became the player to score third-most runs in a calendar year. Rizwan made 2036 runs in 45 innings in T20s at a strike rate of 131 including 18 half-centuries and became the first batter to score over 2000 runs in T20s in a calendar year.
Ravichandran Ashwin finished as the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 54 wickets in nine matches at an average of 16.64. Several other players dominated all through the last year. Will these players continue their momentum in 2021 or will we witness some new stars?
In this list, let’s take a look at ten cricketers who can dominate this year with their performance
1. Rohit Sharma – India
Rohit Sharma has been appointed the captain of the limited-overs team considering his records in IPL. We have a T20 World Cup this year and an ODI World Cup next year. Hence, Rohit would look to dominate this year with not just his bat but also with his captaincy skills.
Last year, Rohit made 906 runs in 11 Test matches at an average of 47.68 including two centuries and four half-centuries. He was the second-leading run-scorer in Test cricket and dominated in every series that he took part in. Rohit has also been appointed the vice-captain in Test cricket and hence, he would be looking to improve his records in Test cricket too.
He made his debut as the full-time captain of the Indian team in T20Is against New Zealand in the three-match series in November just after the T20 World Cup. India whitewashed the Blackcaps and Rohit finished as the leading run-scorer. He made 159 runs in three matches at an average of 53 and won the player of the series award.
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