3 Players who could win the 2019 ICC Cricketer of the Year award
- Here are our top contenders for the year-end award.
#2 Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes scored more than 1500 international runs and took more than 30 wickets (in Tests and ODIs combined) for England in 2019.
But with Stokes, it's not just about his tally of runs and wickets. Some of the performances that he put in this year could be put in the category of the best cricketing performances of all time.
His composure in the World Cup final and his grit while batting with no. 11 Jack Leach in the Headingley Test match will remain in the memory of every cricket fan forever. The fact that Stokes pulled off desirable results for his team on both those occasions made his efforts even more special.
He scored 821 runs in Test matches and 719 runs in ODIs in 2019, while taking 22 and 12 wickets in the two formats respectively. With credentials like these, he surely is amongst the frontrunners for the year-end award.Published 05 Jan 2020, 19:21 IST