Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan was on Wednesday named the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World by the Wisden Almanack. The 29-year-old had a prolific run in 2021, becoming the first-ever cricketer in the history of T20 cricket to amass over 2,000 runs in a calendar year. In 45 innings, the right-hander amassed 2,036 runs at a fine average of 56.55.
Rizwan also became the first-ever player to score 1,000 T20 International runs in a calendar year. At a magnificent average of 73.66 in international cricket, he made 1,326 runs.
Meanwhile, Joe Root was named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World, just a week after he stepped down as England’s Test captain.
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