5 batsmen who scored the most centuries in ODI cricket in the year 2021, The legends were left behind: In the year 2021, most of the teams mainly focused on Test cricket and the T20 series. The reason behind this was the World Test Championship and T20 World Cup. Due to two big ICC tournaments, the top teams thought it better to distance themselves from One Day Cricket (ODI 2021). However, the batsmen of other teams scored fiercely and also scored the most centuries (Most Century 2021).
Players of big teams were left behind
In the year 2021, the players who were at the top of the rankings were also behind in scoring centuries. Ireland batsman Paul Stirling achieved the top position in ODI cricket this year in terms of scoring centuries, beating all the legendary cricketers. This year (ODI 2021), the top-5 cricketers who have scored the most centuries in ODIs do not include any players from the top teams like India, Australia, and England, which is surprising. However, the reason for Sterling scoring the most centuries in the year 2021 is Ireland’s playing the most ODI matches this year.
In the year 2021, the list of top-5 batsmen who scored the most centuries in ODI cricket is as follows.
1. Paul Stirling
The year 2021 (ODI 2021) was very lucky for Ireland’s star all-rounder Paul Stirling. This year this player spread his fire in the batting. Irish all-rounder scored 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries in ODI cricket. Paul Stirling played a total of 14 ODIs in the year 2021. In these matches, Paul Stirling has scored 705 runs at an average of 54.23 and a strike rate of 79.66. The special thing is that this year, along with scoring a century in ODI cricket, he is also at number one in terms of scoring runs. Paul Stirling has also hit 71 fours and 17 sixes in 14 matches.
2. Janneman Malan
South Africa is currently going through a period of change. In such a situation, many young players have impressed a lot with their performance. Africa’s young batsman Janneman Malan has scored 509 runs in 2021 at an average of 84.83, with the help of 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries, playing just 8 ODIs. During this, the highest score of this young player was 177 not out. He has also hit 49 fours and 11 sixes.
3. Babar Azam
The year 2021 (ODI 2021) has been very good for the Pakistan cricket team. On the basis of the team’s opening pair, the team has performed brilliantly in all formats. Especially, the performance of the team in the T20 World Cup was commendable. Captain Babar Azam has a big hand behind the success in One Day Cricket too. Babar Azam has scored 406 runs in 6 ODIs in 2021 at an average of 67.50 runs and a strike rate of 108. Azam has also scored 2 centuries and a half-century this year. At the same time, Babar has hit 48 fours and 7 sixes in these matches.
4. Fakhar Zaman
The year 2021 has also been very good for the middle-order batsman Fakhar Zaman in the Pakistan cricket team. Pak batsman has scored 2 centuries while playing only 6 ODI matches. During this, 365 runs have been scored at an excellent average of 60.83 and an excellent strike rate of 91.93. His highest score in the year 2021 has been 193 runs.
5. Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is on the 5th Neighbor in the list of highest run-scorers in ODI cricket in the year 2021. This Bangladesh player has scored 464 runs in 12 ODIs at an average of 38.66 and strike rate of 77.33. During this, Iqbal has also scored a century and 4 half-centuries. Although he is currently walking away from T20 cricket.