5. Liam Livingstone – 103 (43) vs Pakistan, Nottingham
Liam Livingstone scored the third fastest century in T20I’s involving full-member nations as the middle order batter smashed nine sixes – the most by an English batter in an innings – to reach three figures in just 42 deliveries.
4. Joe Root – 218 (377) vs India, Chennai
Joe Root began 2021 in scintillating form and scored his 3rd consecutive 150+ score of the year in the 1st Test against India in Chennai. Root’s double century gave England a mammoth 578 runs in the first innings and took the visitors to their first Test win in India since 2012.
3. Matthew Wade – 41* (17) vs Pakistan, Dubai
Matthew Wade sent Australia to the 2021 T20 World Cup final with his magnificent cameo off 41 from 17 deliveries against Pakistan. Wade walked in at 96 for five and finished the innings in style, creaming three consecutive sixes off Shaheen Afridi in the penultimate over.
2. Rishabh Pant – 89* (138) vs Australia, Brisbane
Rishabh Pant played one of the most defining knocks of the year against Australia in Brisbane, helping India chase down 328 on Day 5 to become the first touring team since 1988 to win a Test at the Gabba.
1. Kyle Mayers – 210* (415) vs Bangladesh, Chattogram
On his Test debut, Kyle Mayers bagged the highest 4th innings score in Asia to help the West Indies chase down a record score of 395 in the fourth innings against Bangladesh.
[Featured Image Credit: The Cricket Statistician]