Another Landmark for King: Babar Azam Crowned As ODI Cricketer of The Year 2021
Pakistan Cricket Team’s captain and star batsman Babar Azam show cased as The Cricketer Of The Year following his great performances in One Day Internationals.
Claiming an average of 67.50, Babar scored 405 runs in six games in year. The young skipper was the second highest scorer with 228 runs and was the Player of the Match in both of Pakistan’s wins in the 2-1 series against South Africa. Babar made a century in first ODI in chase of 274 runs and stand on top in the match with a follow up of 82-balls 94 runs in final ODI where South Africa scored 320 batting first.
Babar, stand as a lone warrior against England in ODI series where he made his second ODI century in 2021 and posted a total of 177 runs in three games at the same time where other batters scored no more 100 runs, England whitewashed Pakistan with a 3-0 in that series.
South Africa’s Lizelle Lee has had an outstanding year in ODI cricket. She scored 632 runs in 11 matches, she managed an average of 90.28 that included a century and five half-centuries. Lee also finished as the highest run-scorer in 2021 in fifty over format. In South Africa’s tour of India, Lee was unstoppable, contributing with big runs in the 4-1 series win for her team. With 288 runs, including a hundred and two fifties, she ended the series as the highest run-scorer and was also awarded the Player of the Series. Lee scored the highest individual ODI score of her career at 132* in the third match of the series against India. She carried her form over to the series against West Indies and was once again the top run-getter in the series.