We are back again with yet another today match prediction wherein, we will be discussing the possibilities of will win the Test Cricketer of the year in 2021. It is quite evident that 2020 so far has hardly witnessed any cricketing action courtesy the COVID-19 pandemic.
With almost the entire world under severe lockdown, the human lives and sporting events all have come to a standstill. Therefore, it becomes hard to predict who will win the Test cricketer of the year in 2020.
Last cricketing action was witnessed in the month of March which saw Australia taking on New Zealand in the first of the three-match ODI series. The first match was played in Sydney behind closed doors without any spectator. The match was won by the hosts but with COVID-19 spreading at a large scale, the series had to be called off.
In today match prediction, we are predicting the outcome of who will be winning the Test cricketer of the Year in 2021. We are going with two stalwart names in Australia's Steve Smith and Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
If we talk about the Test batsman rankings, both have held the numero uno position several times and currently, Steve Smith is again at the prime position after displacing the Indian skipper who held the position for a considerable period of time.
Let us delve into the numbers and stats which will help us figure out who is most likely to be crowned as the Test cricketer of the year 2021.
The former Australian skipper Steve Smith holds the record for the highest Test average. Even after serving his one-year ban due to ball-tampering, he marked his way back into international cricket with a bang in the Ashes 2019, where he ended with 700+ runs from 4 matches.
He has scored 7227 runs from 131 Test innings at a marvelous average of 62.84. His unorthodox batting style differentiates him from others which makes his wicket priceless.
In the last calendar year, he only played the Ashes series and scored 774 runs from 4 matches which included 3 centuries. The 30-year old was rightly adjudged the man of the series for his terrific performance on return to international cricket.
The Indian skipper is probably the best batsman in the world across formats. He has been a run machine for a fairly long time. The only thing which separates him from the others is ‘consistency'.
Whether it is T20, ODI, or Test, Virat Kohli knows only one way to bat i.e. to bat with precision. He has been a pillar of consistency for a long time now and is always etching to prove his mettle time and time again.
Talking about his numbers, the 31-year old has scored 7240 runs from 145 Test innings at an impressive average of 53.62. In 2019, he played 8 Test matches and scored 612 runs at an average of 68.
Both Steve Smith and Virat Kohli have always been on the top of their game, and it is obvious one of these two will be ending 2021 as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket.
We have made a Fantasy Cricket prediction here and one of these two are expected to win the Test Cricketer of the year in 2021.