GoodBye 2021: Irish batsmen scored a lot of runs in ODI cricket this year. Team’s batsman PR Sterling is the highest run-scorer in One Day Internationals in the year 2021. Two other Irish batsmen are also included with him in the list of top-5. In this list of top-5, no player from cricket’s great teams like India, Australia and England is included.
Actually, due to Corona epidemic, big cricket teams have played less cricket this year. Especially ODI cricket has suffered more. The new teams of cricket have played more number of ODI matches than the big teams. This is the reason that players from big teams are missing in the top-5 batsmen who have scored the most runs in One Day Internationals. Here are the top-5..
1. Paul Stirling: This all-rounder from Ireland is the highest run-scorer in One Day Internationals in the year 2021. Paul Stirling has scored 705 runs in 14 ODIs this year at an average of 54. During this, he has also scored 3 centuries.
2. JN Malan: This young South African batsman has scored 509 runs in 8 ODIs this year at an average of 84. Malan has also scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries at a strike rate of 92. He is the only player in this list from the big teams.
3. Tamim Iqbal: Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has scored 464 runs in 12 matches at an average of 38 in the year 2021. He has scored 1 century and 4 half-centuries.
4. Harry Tector: He is the second Irish player in the top-5 to score the most ODI runs this year. This Irish middle-order batsman has scored 454 runs in 14 ODIs this year at an average of 37. This year 4 half-centuries have been registered in the name of Tector.
5. Andy Balbirnie: Although this Irish player is a spinner, but this year he has had a lot of runs with his bat. Andy has scored 421 runs in 14 ODIs at an average of 32. One century and three half-centuries have also been recorded in his name.