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Bangladesh team returned to international cricket amid the pandemic with the West Indies series in January 2021.  The Tigers played some fiery cricket against giants like Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan throughout the year.

Despite the injuries and obstacles, Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal was able to find himself among the top five scorers in the ODI format, and cutter master Mustafizur Rahman was placed in T20I for the most wickets.

Cricket’s comeback brought relief among the cricket fraternity and spectators, there were several exciting moments as the world witnessed some terrific cricket throughout the year with the ICC Men's T20 World Cup held in the UAE and Oman.

Here's the list of the top five performers including batters and bowlers across the three formats — Test, ODI and T20I.

Test cricket Most runs:

Joe Root (England): Test: 14; Runs: 1708; Avg: 64.54; 100: 6, 50: 4.

Rohit Sharma (India): Test: 11; Runs: 906, Avg: 47.68, 100: 2, 50: 4.

Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka): Test: 7; Runs: 902; Avg: 69.38; 100: 4; 50: 3.

Rishabh Pant (India): Test: 11; Runs: 706; Avg: 41.53; 100: 1, 50: 5.

Cheteshwar Pujara (India): Test: 14; Runs: 698; Avg: 29.08; 100: 6; 50: 3.

Most wickets:

R Ashwin (India): Test: 8; Wickets: 52.

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan): Test: 9; Wickets: 47

Hasan Ali (Pakistan): Test: 8; Wickets: 41

Axar Patel (India): Test: 5; Wickets: 36

James Anderson (England): Test 11; Wickets: 34

ODI Cricket Most Runs:

Paul Stirling (Ireland): ODIs: 14; Runs: 705; Avg: 54.23; 100: 3; 50: 2

Janeman Malan (South Africa): ODIs: 8; Runs: 509; Avg: 84.83; 100: 2; 50: 2.

Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh): ODIs: 12; Runs: 464; Avg: 38.67; 100: 1; 50: 4.

HT Tector (Ireland): ODIs: 14; Runs: 454; Avg: 37.83; 100: 0; 50: 4.

Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland): ODIs: 14; Runs: 421; Avg: 32.38; 100: 1; 50: 3.

Most wickets:

Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka): ODIs: 14; Wickets: 20

Simi Singh (Ireland): ODIs: 13; Wickets: 19

Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh): ODIs: 10; Wickets: 18

Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal): ODIs: 6; Wickets: 18

Josh Little (Ireland): ODIs: 10; Wickets: 17.

T20I cricket Most runs:

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan): T20Is: 29; Runs: 1326; Avg: 73.67; 100: 1, 50: 12

Babar Azam (Pakistan): T20Is: 29: Runs: 939; Avg: 37.56; 100: 1; 50: 9

Martin Guptill (New Zealand): T20Is: 18: Runs: 678; Avg: 37.67; 100: 0; 50: 5

Mitchell Marsh (Australia): T20Is: 21; Runs: 627; Avg: 36.88; 100: 0; 50: 6

Jos Buttler (England): T20Is: 14; Runs: 589; Avg: 65.44; 100: 1; 50:

Most wickets:

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka): T20Is: 20: 36 wickets

Tabraiz Shasmi (South Africa): T20Is: 22; Wickets: 36

Dinesh Nakrani (Uganda): T20Is: 22; Wickets: 35

Waseem Abbas (Malta): T20Is: 18; Wickets: 29

Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh): T20Is: 20: Wickets: 28

Highest score in Test, ODI, T20I Test cricket:

Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka): 244 vs Bangladesh

ODI cricket: Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan): 193 vs South Africa

T20I cricket: Max O’Dowd (Netherlands): 133 vs Malaysia.

Updated on 29th December (2021)

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