Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg picked Ravichandran Ashwin as the best Test bowler for 2021. Hogg also named Joe Root as the no.1 Test batsman. Moreover, Hogg also named two more bowlers in his list of best bowlers of 2021, both of which are Pakistan players.
Ravichandran Ashwin had an outstanding year in Tests in 2021. The Indian spinner scalped 63 wickets in 14 Tests at a brilliant average of 15.93. On the other hand, England Test skipper Joe Root finished as the highest run-getter in Tests in 2021. The right-handed batsman slammed 1708 runs in 29 innings at an average of 61.0. He also slammed 6 centuries and 4 half-centuries.
Brad Hogg Picks Ravichandran Ashwin As Best Test Bowler For 2021
Former Australia spinner shared a video on his Youtube channel in which he picked Ravichandran Ashwin as his best Test bowler for 2021. He also revealed why he chose Joe Root as the best Test batsman for 2021.
“The best batsman for me in Test cricket in 2021, Joe Root for me. Magnificent year, a thouand and seven hundred runs. The reason why I think he is the best is that he has got no support from his teammates. Anyone going for Joe Root’s head as captain of England- zip it. It’s not his fault,” Brag Hogg said.
Along with Ravichandran Ashwin as the best Test bowler of 2021, the former Aussie spinner also named two more Pakistani bowlers who were outstanding during the year.
“Let’s go out to the bowling front. Ravichandran Ashwin- 67 wickets for India, spin to win, he’s the number 1. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali, 47 and 41 wickets for both of them. They have been carrying Pakistan in the bowling department, so you can’t beat those two,” Hogg further said in the video. Have a look at the video below.
Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali scalped 41 wickets in 8 Tests in 2021, bowling at an average of 16.07. He also bagged 5 five-wicket hauls during the year. His teammate Shaheen Shah Afridi hunted 47 wickets in 9 Tests at an average of 17.06 last year. The left-arm pacer also grabbed 3 five-wicket hauls in his kitty. Both Pakistani pacers did a commendable job for their team in the pace bowling department last year.
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