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A look back at the year 2021

A year with a World Test Championship, a World Cup and plenty of other cricket in between

31-Dec-2021
Graphic: 2021 year-end review header

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Team report cards: New Zealand's golden year, Pakistan's World Cup highs, and the success of the women's Hundred
How New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka and women's cricket fared in 2021
Steven Asks: How closely did you follow cricket in 2021?
How much do you remember of a very busy year of cricket?
All the hits
The most-read articles on ESPNcricinfo and the Cricket Monthly in 2021
What we've learned from cricket's second Covid year
Sambit Bal's year-end essay: the pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in the game, but the Big Three could help mitigate that
R Ashwin, Wanindu Hasaranga, Liam Livingstone and Lizelle Lee make it to our 2021 teams of the year
ESPNcricinfo's staff picked their Test, ODI, T20 and women's teams of the year. Do they resemble yours?
Team report cards: India live the Test dream, Australia get the elusive World Cup, and Bangladesh suffer ignominious defeat
In our second batch of report cards for 2021: India, Australia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe
My year of watching and covering the game
For Mark Nicholas, 2021 featured lots of early starts, memorable conversations, a new cricket format - and a fair bit of golf
Stats review: Bowlers made hay, Root rose, Kohli fell, and debutants had a ball
A look at a year when ball dominated bat in Tests, Pakistan called the shots in T20Is, and ODIs faded into insignificance