5 Players Who Can Win The ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year Award. The year 2021 saw the rise of a lot of cricketers from lesser-known teams as the top teams were either busy playing the Test matches or T20Is. The Test matches were part of the ongoing World Test Championship cycle 2021-23 while the T20Is were played to prepare for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Teams like Ireland, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc have played most matches on the 50-over format whereas teams like India, England and Australia have played the least games this year.
2021 saw the emergence of players from lesser-known teams as they stamped their authority in the ODI format with loads of runs for their teams. On that note, let’s take a look at 5 players who can win the ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year Award.
5 Players Who Can Win The ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year Award
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim has been the leading run-getter for Bangladesh this year. In nine ODIs he played, he has amassed 407 runs with two fifties and one hundred at an average of 58.14. Bangladesh clean-swept teams like West Indies (3-0) and Zimbabwe by 3-0 as well. They won the three-match series against Sri Lanka 2-1 and were blackwashed by New Zealand in the three-match series. Meanwhile, Rahim’s name will be up for grabs if ICC decides to name the ODI Player Of The Year.