Cricket Australia (CA) honored Australia’s cricketers in the Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday, where Steve Smith bagged the highest pride as being the cricketer of the year and won his second Allan Border Medal after a successful year with the bat.
Australian summer ended with Australia-England tri-nation T20I series fixture, which they won comfortably. It was a memorable home season for them as they regained the urn by defeating England in the Ashes. However, they One-Day International series turned out to be the lone dark stain on a white mark sheet.
Smith also named the Test player of the year for his unbelievable run of form. He notched up six centuries in this period and rocketed to the second-highest ever Test rating with 947 points under his belt. He was sensational during India’s tour, where he reached three-figure mark thrice, while rest of the three came during the prestigious Ashes series. He was also ICC Test cricketer of the year.
David Warner was adjudged One-Day International cricketer of the year. He was terrific with the bat in recent years and scored seven centuries in 2016. His opening partner Aaron Finch claimed T20 International player of the year while George Bailey secured the Domestic player of the year.
In women’s cricket, star Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry won the Belinda Clark Medal for being women cricketer of the year. She also won the ICC’s newly introduced Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for being the ICC’s women cricketer of the year.
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Here is the complete list of winners;
Allan Border Medal – Steve Smith
Belinda Clark Award – Ellyse Perry
Test Player of the Year – Steve Smith
ODI Player of the Year – David Warner
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – George Bailey
Female Domestic Player of the Year – Beth Mooney
T20 International Player of the Year – Aaron Finch
Bradman young cricketer of the Year – Jhye Richardson