Match-winning knocks, brisk starts and some memorable moments — the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year enjoyed a great run in 2021. Here, we take a look at her achievements and some memorable performances in the year.
Tammy Beaumont – England
303 runs in nine matches at an average of 33.66 with three half-centuries
The year that was
Tammy Beaumont was England's highest run-getter in the year in T20Is, and third-highest overall in the world.
In a low-scoring series against New Zealand away from home, Beaumont was the top scorer and was awarded the Player of the Series for 102 runs in three matches. Her 53-ball 63 in the second match put England in a winning position after they lost two wickets in the Powerplay.
She scored a brilliant fifty against India, though it went in vain after a lower-order collapse.
Beaumont continued to make merry against New Zealand, this time when they visited England for a limited-overs tour. She once again finished as the highest run-getter in the series with 113, which included a stunning 97 in the opening game of the series.
Beaumont's 97 in the series opener against New Zealand at home propelled England to their highest T20I total in 2021.
Beaumont took the attack to the New Zealand bowlers from the word go, smashing two boundaries in the very first over of the innings. After a slight lull in the middle overs caused by Dani Wyatt's dismissal, Beaumont cut loose, whacking four consecutive boundaries to bring her fifty up in 40 balls.
There was no respite for the New Zealand bowlers as the England opener continued to find the boundaries regularly before eventually falling off the penultimate ball, just three runs short of a hundred.
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