Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

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Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021: India have had a topsy turvy time since the start of 2021. After the drawing in Sydney and the epic heist in Brisbane, India defeated England across formats at home and then have a series lead in the unfinished away Test series against the same opposition.

In between, though, the Asian giants lost the WTC final to New Zealand. A second-string side comprising most youngsters impressed in Sri Lanka before the Men In Blue performed disappointingly at the T20 World Cup, failing to reach the semis.

A Test series loss to South Africa, despite winning the first Test, and a 3-0 whitewash in ODIs by the Protea dampened the mood, which was then uplifted by 3-0 clean sweeps each in ODI and T20I series at home against the West Indies. Let’s look at who have been the top batters during this time.

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In International Cricket Since 2021:

Virat Kohli-14

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

Despite not being able to break his rut of a century – he has been stuck at 70 international centuries since November 2019 – Virat Kohli, who is no more the skipper in any format, continued his brilliance with the bat, hammering 14 fifties since the start of last year – the most by an Indian batter in this period.

His numbers in Test cricket have been at a major dip – Kohli averages 30 since 2021 in 12 Tests – but he remained a key contributor in white-ball cricket – smashing 9 fifties in his last 19 limited-overs innings. Kohli is, in fact, India’s third-highest run-scorer since 2021.

Rishabh Pant-12

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

Rishabh Pant had a breakthrough year in 2021, where he hit 7 fifties – including those at the SCG and the Gabba – and one century, against England at home.

Pant was under pressure in the second half of the year, but shut down the critics with a terrific century in Cape Town, followed by three more half-centuries in white-ball cricket.

Pant, who is now India’s first-choice wicket-keeper across formats, has now also been elevated into leadership role. He is India’s second-leading run-scorer since the start of last year.

Rohit Sharma-12

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

Meet the new all-format captain of India – Rohit Sharma. The opener struck his first overseas Test hundred last year in England, after he had hit one at home against the same opposition.

Since last year, while Sharma didn’t score any century in 20 white-ball matches for India, he did hit 10 fifties in those. Sharma is also India’s leading run-scorer since the start of 2021.

KL Rahul-11

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

KL Rahul, who was a key part of India’s white-ball teams, became a first-choice opener in Test cricket as well with his virtuoso batsmanship in the longest format over the past two tours.

Getting a lucky break in England, when Agarwal was ruled out for concussion and Shubman Gill was injured, Rahul made most of the opportunity with a fifty and stunning century in his first two matches back in the Test side. He followed it up with another century and fifty in South Africa.

In between he hit 3 fifties at the T20 World Cup and another half-century versus New Zealand. In ODIs, the dashing opener whacked 2 fifties and a century.

Cheteshwar Pujara-7

Top 5 Indian Batsmen With Most 50+ Scores In Since 2021

Cheteshwar Pujara has recently been dropped from the Test side; his numbers since 2021 – an average of 27 in 16 Tests with just 7 fifties and no century – jstify his exclusion from the Test side.

Pujara did make some major contributions – gritty half-cneturies in Sydney, Brisbane, Oval and 45 at Lord’s – to India’s victories in the past 14 months. However, he, and Ajinkya Rahane, have absorbed the extended rope given by that the selectors and management.

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