Ravichandran ashwin among 4 players shortlisted for icc mens test player of the year award see full list


Dubai. R Ashwin can become the best player of the Test of the year 2021. The ICC on Tuesday announced the names of the 4 best shortlisted players. In this, apart from Team India’s off-spinner R Ashwin, 4 players including England’s Test captain Joe Root are involved. The winner will be announced next month. The ICC will also announce the names of the shortlisted players of other categories in the next few days.

R Ashwin (Ravichandran ashwin) Talking about, he has taken 52 wickets at an average of 16 in 8 Tests so far this year. Apart from this, he has scored 337 runs at an average of 28. It also includes a century. This year he saved the team from defeat in Sydney with an unbeaten partnership with Hanuma Vihari. Due to this the team was successful in winning the series 2-1. He scored an unbeaten 29 off 128 balls. At the same time, he took 32 wickets in the home series against England. Apart from this, 189 runs were scored. Recently, he took 14 wickets in 2 matches of the home series against New Zealand.

Root scored 1708 runs, also scored 6 centuries

England captain Joe Root was the highest run-scorer in Tests this year. He scored 1708 runs in 15 matches. It includes 6 centuries. He has reached the third place in terms of scoring the most runs in a year. However, England’s team got its third consecutive defeat in the Ashes series on Tuesday. Apart from this, he has also taken 14 wickets. He played a big innings of 218 runs against India in Chennai.

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Jameson and Karunaratne also in race

Talking about the other 2 players included in the list of awards, then New Zealand fast bowlers in it. Kyle Jamieson and Test captain of Sri Lanka Dimuth Karunaratne Huh. Jameson took 27 wickets at an average of 18 in 5 Tests this year. He also scored 105 runs there. He took 5 wickets in the first innings against India in the final of the World Test Championship. The team also won the title. Talking about Karunaratne, he has scored 902 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 69. Has scored 4 centuries.

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