These Pakistanis Made it to Cricinfo’s Teams of the Year After ICC’s Snub

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot less cricket was played this year compared to the past. Only 22 Test matches were played this year, the lowest number of Test matches in a calendar year since 1991. ODIs and T20Is suffered a similar fate as well.

Despite this, top international cricketers showcased their class in testing times. English players were involved in most of the Test cricket this year, with West Indies and Pakistan touring the country during peak pandemic time, a move that brought normalcy back.


Here’s How Pakistan Cricket Team Performed in Every Series in 2020

Pakistan started the year with a Test match against Bangladesh and ended the year with a Test match against New Zealand. Pakistan played 5 Test matches, 3 ODIs, and 11 T20Is in 2020.

After the ICC’s Teams of the Decade stirred controversy for being biased, Cricinfo decided to create their own Teams of the Year across all formats. Cricinfo has included four Pakistani players in different formats. Let us have a look at the teams to find out who they are.

Cricinfo Test Team of the Year

Shan Masood Jos Buttler (WK)
Dom Sibley Stuart Broad
Kane Williamson (C) Tim Southee
Babar Azam Nathan Lyon
Ben Stokes Kyle Jamieson
Jermaine Blackwood



Here’s Pakistan Cricket Team’s Complete Schedule for 2021

Cricinfo ODI Team of the Year

Aaron Finch (C) Ravi Jadeja
David Warner Jofra Archer
Virat Kohli Alzarri Joseph
Steve Smith Adam Zampa
KL Rahul (wk) Josh Hazlewood
Glenn Maxwell

Cricinfo T20I Team of the Year

Quinton De Kock (WK) Shadab Khan
Jos Buttler Rashid Khan
KL Rahul Jasprit Bumrah
AB de Villiers Jofra Archer
Nicholas Pooran Shaheen Afridi
Kieron Pollard (C)

  • There are 4 pakistani players in these formats..

    Shan Masood
    Babar Azam
    Shaheen Afridi
    Shadab Khan

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