LONDON-England all-rounder Ben Stokes was named the main cricketer of the 12 months 2019, whereas Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry was named the highest feminine cricketer by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
Along with being named the main cricketer of the 12 months, Perry was additionally named among the many 5 Wisden Cricketers of the 12 months alongside Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Jofra Archer and Simon Harmer. Perry turned the primary feminine cricketer to realize the double in a single 12 months, and the fourth general after Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli and Kumar Sangakkara.
Perry, who additionally gained ICC’s Rachael Heyhoe-Flint award initially of the 12 months, was in scintillating type in 2019 and easily mind-boggling throughout all three codecs. In T20Is she scored 150 runs whereas getting dismissed solely as soon as and took six wickets. In ODIs she averaged 73.50 with the bat and simply 13.52 with the ball. Within the one Take a look at she featured in final 12 months, she scored 116 and 76*. “Quite simply, there was only one winner,” the Almanack famous.
Stokes, who was named the recipient of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy on the ICC Awards earlier this 12 months, was instrumental to England’s success within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the place he scored 465 runs – together with 84* within the tense remaining at Lord’s – and claimed seven wickets as his group gained the coveted trophy for the primary time. He then carried the shape into the 2019 Ashes, lighting up the collection with a splendid 135* to assist England win a one-wicket thriller at Headingley.
“Those two landmark innings… 84 and 135, both unbeaten, the first propelling his country to a maiden World Cup, the second inspiring a national record Test chase of 359,” the Almanack stated.
“They alone were feats worthy of breaking Virat Kohli’s three-year monopoly as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World.”Andre Russell was adjudged the main T20 cricketer for the 12 months, along with his performances in final 12 months’s Indian Premier League coming in for particular reward. “His exploits with Kolkata Knight Riders – 510 runs and 11 wickets – gained him the Most Priceless Participant award.