The Cricket Governing Body previously announced the Team of the Year for the various formats of the game. The highest cricket board has now announced the Cricketer of the Year across the formats of the game. The Men's Cricketer of the Year has been handed over to Australia captain Pat Cummins. The 30-year-old bowling all-rounder has been in sensational form with his leadership skills and bowling abilities in Test cricket.
Cummins after being the captain of the Aussies, is having a dream run. The pacer first won the World Test Championship (WTC) against India. Then his side performed superbly and were able to retain the Ashes as well after drawing the series 2-2. Then in India, he also led the side to the sixth ODI World Cup victory beating the Men in Blue in the final of the major tournament.
In the ODIs, he played several crucial knocks lower down the order, while also making crucial breakthroughs in his economic spells. Cummins picked his second 10-wicket haul in Test cricket. This helped Australia win the Test series against Pakistan. He will be awarded with Sir Arfield Sobers Trophy award for this achievement.
Rest awards of the year
Virat Kohli has been named as the ODI Cricketer of the Year. The 35-year-old won his fourth award as he was named as the Man of the Tournament in the ODI World Cup 2023 and was in sensational form in the white-ball format. Previously he won it in 2012, 2017, and 2018. In the calendar year 2023, he surpassed several records and is the only batter standing with 50 ODI centuries. The former India captain finished with 765 runs in the major tournament.
Usman Khawaja has been named as the Test Cricketer of the Year. The Aussie opener has been the best performer in the longest format of the game. He was the only batter in the traditional format scoring more than 1000 runs as he finished with 1210 runs in 13 matches in the longest format. He was also the highest run scorer in the Ashes as well.
Suryakumar Yadav won the T20I Cricketer of the Year for his brilliant display of batting in the shortest format of the game. This is his second award in a row. The No.1 T20I batter he had a average of almost 50 and a strike rate exceeding 150. The batter is currently out of the game due to injury and will be returning in action for the T20 World Cup 2024.