Babar Azam Becomes the Best White-Ball Captain of 2021:
Pakistan’s national team skipper, Babar Azam has been named as the captain of ICC ODI team of the year as well as T20I Team of the year. Babar Azam had a phenomenal run in 2021 in white-ball cricket. He registered his first ever century in T20I Cricket, recorded his highest ODI Score, became the top run-getter of World T20 2021 and achieved a lot more.
The T20I Team of the year was announced on 21st January 2021 where Babar was named the skipper. A day later, Babar Azam has also been named the skipper of ODI Team of the year. Babar Azam is one of the only 3 players to be named in both teams of the year (ODI and T20I). Meanwhile Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi successfully made it to the T20I team of the year, while Fakhar Zaman got his name in the ODI Team of the year. Interestingly no Indian could make it to either of the two teams.
|T20I Team of the Year||ODI Team of the Year|
|Jos Buttler||Paul Stirling|
|Mohammad Rizwan (WK)||Janneman Malan|
|Babar Azam (C)||Babar Azam (C)|
|Aiden Markram||Fakhar Zaman|
|Mitchell Marsh||RVD Dussen|
|Tabraiz Shamsi||Mushfiqur Rahim (WK)|
|Josh Hazlewood||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Mustafizur Rehman|
|Mustafizur Rehman||Simi Singh|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Dushmantha Chameera|