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Virat Kohli & Smriti Mandhana named Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for 2018

Virat Kohli & Smriti Mandhana named Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for 2018: Key Highlights

The Wisden has named  Virat Kohli as the Leading Cricketer of the Year for 2018.

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is joined by Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, and Rory Burns.

Indian player Smriti Mandhana bagged the Women’s Leading Cricketer of the Year.

Rashid Khan of Afghanistan bagged the Leading T20 Cricketer of the Year.

About Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year

Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year represent a tradition that dates back in Wisden to 1889. This makes Wisden’s oldest individual award in cricket. The selection is at the will of the editor. The editor chooses cricketers based n their “influence on the previous English season”.

The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack regarded as the “Bible of cricket” – is an annual publication founded in 1864. 

John Wisden, also known as. “the Little Wonder”, was a prominent cricketer of the mid-nineteenth century. In 1850, he took ten wickets in an innings, all bowled, in a North vs South encounter at Lord’s.


 

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