Cricket: Only two days are left for the year 2019 to end. Like every year, this year also all cricket fans are definitely waiting for the ICC Cricket Awards. At the end of every year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announces the names of winners in several other categories including Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year, ICC ODI Player of the Year.
Last year, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, was completely dominating at the ICC Awards. But this year, there have been many players who have won the hearts of all the fans with their brilliant game. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see which award is going to be given to which player this year.
On the other hand, if there is a Test Cricket Cricketer of the Year, then there are 5 such players who are rightly entitled to receive this award.
This year has been very special for Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. Cummins has been in excellent form in all three formats of cricket this year. But his bowling in Test cricket has been worth watching this year.
His dangerous fast yorker balls have put the batsmen of every team in a dilemma. Cummins ranks first in the ICC World Test Championship for most wickets.
From the start of the Test Championship to the end of the year, Cummins has taken 59 wickets in his bag. Their average during this period is 21.59. In 12 matches played in 2019, Cummins has taken 5 or more wickets 2 times while also managed to take 10 wickets once.
How to take advantage of the opportunity in international cricket, Marnus Labuschen is a good example of that. During the Ashes series, Marnus Labuschen, who came to play in place of injured Steve Smith, demonstrated that his place in the Australia cricket team was stifled.
Labushen also became the first batsman to score more than 1000 runs at the ICC World Test Championship. Labushen has played 11 Tests this year, scoring 1185 runs in 17 innings at an average of 56.43. During this time Labushen has also scored 3 centuries and 7 half-centuries.
Who would have thought at the start of the year that Steve Smith would be the second-highest run-scorer in Tests this year? Former Australia captain Smith had been out of the team for a year due to the ban and there were fears that he would not be able to make a successful return to the field.
But he made a tremendous comeback. Smith, a right-handed batsman, was included in the squad during the Ashes series. In which Smith alone was overshadowing the entire England team.
Smith showed his ability by scoring a century in both innings of the first Test match of the Ashes series. Smith (774) was also the highest run-scorer in the Ashes series.
Smith has scored 965 runs in 13 innings of 8 Tests this year at an average of 74.23. Which includes three centuries (one double) and 4 half-centuries.
This England all-rounder has won the hearts of all the fans with his game this year. Be it the innings played in the final of the World Cup 2019 or the century in the third Test match of the Ashes. Stokes has played 11 matches in a Test career this year.
Which has scored 807 runs at an average of 47.47? During this period, Stokes has scored 1 century and 4 half-centuries with his bat. While bowling, he has also taken 22 wickets at an average of 35.45.
In this year’s Test, Indian team captain Virat Kohli has impressed with both his batting and captaincy. In the ICC World Test Championship, Team India played 8 matches under the captaincy of Kohli, of which the team has won in each match.
While batting, Kohli has scored 612 runs in 11 innings of 8 Tests at an impressive average of 68. Kohli also played an unbeaten 254-run match-winning inning against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. This year Kohli’s bat has yielded two centuries and two half-centuries.