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Top 10 Cricket Players of 2021

David Warner bowled Trent Boult in the recent T20 World Cup
David Warner bowled Trent Boult in the recent T20 World Cup

Now that the closing months of 2021 are dawning quickly upon us, it provides us with the perfect opportunity to take a look at the past year and see what the wonderful world of cricket has been able to give us.

If you are as big of a fan of cricket as us, you will more than likely already know what a great year it has been for the sport, and we truly are grateful towards anyone involved in the industry who played a part in creating one of the best years for cricket ever.

Moreover, the number of talented players who have either risen to fame during 2021 or firmly planted their legacy as one of the top cricket players is honestly mind-blowing. 

In this article, we will be going through and telling you about ten of the best cricket players from all around the globe in 2021, as well as giving you a short introduction to each in order to give you a better idea of the truly incredible impact each and every one of them had on the sport.


 1.  Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has had an extraordinary year in 2021, and that is precisely why he has found himself at the top of this list.

Having one of the highest win rates ever, Virat Kohli has seemingly dominated anyone and everyone he has come across this year, and he shows no sign of stopping going into 2022 either.

Just take a look at online cricket betting by 10CRIC.com and you’ll quickly be able to tell what an amazing year he has had just from his odds alone.


 2.  David Warner

2021 has perhaps been the highlight of David Warner’s career, with almost all cricket fans being in agreement that he has played much better than anyone could have expected.

Moreover, if David Wagner is able to stay on the track he is now, it is highly likely that he will cement his place as one of the best cricket players of all time.

 3.  AB De Villiers

AB De Villiers is one of the richest cricket players ever, and there is good reason why this is the case.

Every year Villiers manages to play exceptionally well, and 2021 has certainly been no exception.

If you have been a fan of cricket for a long time, the fact that AB De Villiers has happened to find himself in this, which likely comes as no surprise.

In reality, it would have been more of a shock to not find AB De Villiers on a list of the top 10 cricket players of any year within the past decade, and we can't wait to see what amazing feats Villiers is able to pull off in the future.

 4.  Andre Russel

When somebody mentions the question of which cricket player had the most stand-out year in 2021, the most likely answer that would come to mind is Andre Russel.

Andre Russel had a surprisingly good year in 2021, and in all reality, he performed much better than anyone could have expected.

It’s going to be exciting to see if Andre is going to be able to continue his impressive string of recent victories, and we wish him the best of luck in doing so.


 5.  M.S. Dhoni     

M.S Dhoni is widely credited as being the most loved cricket player of all time.

So, as you’d expect, it would be a disservice to not include him on this list.

Just like every other year that has passed, M.S. Dhoni has played incredibly well, and there are few people out there that will ever possess the amount of skill that he possesses.


 6.  Ben Stokes    

If you are from the UK, then it is next to impossible for you to not have heard about the incredible year that Ben Stokes has been having.

Although, for those of you who don’t know, Ben Stokes has decided to take an indefinite break from playing cricket, and there are no signs of him returning anytime soon.

Despite this unfortunate news, it still doesn’t take away from the amazing year that Ben has had in 2021, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for his career.


 7.  Kane Williamson   

Overall, Kane Williamson had an extremely solid year in 2021.

So much so, that he may have even been able to give his whole career a boost just because of his extraordinary performance this year.

There are few players out there that put in the same amount of work that Kane does, and there is no doubt in the back of anybody’s mind about whether or not Kane deserves a spot on this list.


 8.  Jonny Bairstow     

3Even when paired next to any of the other players in this list, very few people are able to say they have had as good of a year as Jonny Bairstow.

Every performance that Jonny gave in 2021 has been jaw-dropping to watch, and if you are anything like us, we just cannot take our eyes away from the TV whenever Jonny is playing.

 9.  Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo is quickly becoming one of the best cricket players in the world, and his performance throughout 2021 does nothing but give further evidence of this.

Time and time again Dwayne manages to one-up his previous performances, and we can't wait to see where he ends up if he continues to stay on this path.


 10. Quinton de Kock

Just because Quinton is taking the tenth spot on this list, doesn’t mean that he is any less deserving than any of the other players.

Quinton has had a mind-boggling number of victories this year, and there are few cricket players out there that can rival Quintons skill when it comes to finishing games.


It’s been a truly exciting year for cricket, and we can't wait to see what 2022 holds in store for us.

In reality, there could have been many other additions to this article, and there are just so many other people who deserve a mention.

 Alas, there are only a limited number of spots, and the people who happened to take them are more than worthy.

See you next year.