The traditional team of the year by the International Cricket Council was presented to the wide public. Although India lost in the final of the World Test Championship in 2021, they won eight out of 14 games. They even finished at the top of the international Test rankings at the end of 2021, so three Indians were included in the squad.
These are an opening batter Rohit Sharma, batting wicket keeper Rishabh Pant, and spinning bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. They all demonstrated great numbers during the year.
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Thus, Sharma hit 906 runs with 47.68 on average. There were two tons, both against England. Pant was great in both dismissals (39) and batting (748 runs), with a ton in one of the games. Ashwin also looked great as a bowler (54 wickets with a 16.64 average) and delivered 355 runs as a batter (with one century).
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The news comes in parallel that India lost their first place in the recent Test rankings. Their two losses to South Africa dropped them back, while a crucial victory in the Ashes moved Australia to the top. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.