Multiple Records Set By England In Multiple Formats In 2021

Posted by Hreet Nigam on July 11th, 2022

The Three Lions began their year by capturing a 2-0 Test campaign in Sri Lanka, as captain Joe Root began scoring heavily in the first few months of 2021. As England thrashed the Lankan Lions, he made two massive hundreds. The British team, on the other hand, lost all of their series against India in India, as well as the Test series versus the Zealanders in England. The team got back on track with victories over Sri Lanka and Pakistan in white-ball matches played at home.

Whereas the home Test series versus India ended in a draw, the visitors led the campaign 2-1 after four matches. Notwithstanding this, England, along with the West Indies and India, entered the Twenty20 World Cup as among the favourites. England, the white-ball speciality squad, did not disappoint in a year in which Joe Root has mastered the Test version. Eoin Morgan carried the league to triumphs in the opening four games. They were knocked out in the semi-finals after losing to their potential competitor New Zealand. The Ashes haven't started well either, with the team behind 1-0 in the series.

Nevertheless, these are a few of England T20 records as well as test records set in 2021:

1. England's quickest 50 and hundred were achieved by Liam Livingstone.

Liam Livingstone recorded England's quickest half-century and hundred during July, as he reached 50 runs in 17 deliveries and 100 in 42 deliveries versus Pakistan. Dawid Malan formerly held the milestone for the fastest tonne, which he achieved in 48 deliveries versus New Zealand in 2019. With eighty-six sixes in Twenty20 matches this year, Livingstone is 2nd only to Glenn Phillips in terms of most maximums. Livingstone, a fantastic hard-hitter in cricket, has established himself as a permanent member of England's Twenty20 International squad.

2. In a Twenty20 World Cup version, Jos Buttler hits the maximum runs for England.

Jos Buttler, the dashing England wicketkeeper-batsman, collected 269 runs with an exceptional average of 89.66 at the Twenty20 World Cup hosted in the United Arab Emirates, becoming him the best run-scorer for the British squad in a Twenty20 World Cup version. In the last Twenty20 event, staged in India in 2016, he surpassed the milestone of Test skipper Joe Root, who had scored 249 runs. Jos  Buttler even hit a century versus Sri Lanka in Sharjah, becoming him the only hitter in the major event to do so. Jos Buttler (2140), among the most sought-after players in the white-ball game right now, is second only to his skipper Eoin Morgan (2428) in terms of runs scored for England in Twenty20 Internationals.

3. Joe Root becomes England's all-time foremost Test captain, overtaking Michael Vaughan.

Joe Root has become the most accomplished England skipper with the most Test wins (27) after England's victory over India in the 3rd Test at Leeds in August. He eclipsed Michael Vaughan's 26 runs win milestone. Joe  Root has captained the Three Lions in fifty-seven Tests, having won 27, having lost 22, and tying 8 times. Joe Root is just 3 victories away from matching Andrew Strauss's 19 triumphs at home, as he currently has 17 triumphs.

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