Recently, the annual Australian cricket awards for the calendar year 2019 took place and it was graced by the presence of the who’s who of Australian cricket. While the fans got to see the likes of Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne getting honored for their exploits, leg-spinner Adam Zampa earned some spotlight for completely different reasons as he was seen donning nail prints and when asked the reason behind, he had the most hilarious answer.
Talking about the same, Zampa said, “I walked into Stoinis’ room earlier and asked him to do my tie up so that I had it all tight, and his sister Tas (Natasha) was painting his nails and I said I want to get them done too. So basically, that’s the full story.”
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Coming back to the awards, Marnus Labuschagne’s meteoric rise in International cricket completed a full circle as he became the best Test player of the year. Getting his first chance as a concussion substitute for Steven Smith during the Lord’s Test in the Ashes, Marnus hasn’t put any wrong step in the international cricket and proceeded to rack up truckloads of runs to establish himself as the next big thing in world cricket.
Labuschagne also made his debut in ODIs against and went on to score a fifty in the first game. White-ball captain Aaron Finch s conferred with the ICC ODI Cricket of the Year while his fellow opening partner was conferred with the honor of being the best T20I player of the year for 2019-20.
Southern stars all-rounder, Elysse Perry, who played a crucial role in Australia winning the Ashes was given the Belinda Clark award- given to the best female cricketer in the country while David Warner took home the biggest award of the night- The Allan Border Medal- for the third time in his decorated career.
After a one-year-ban, Warner had a memorable outing during the World Cup campaign as he amassed 647 runs at an impressive average of 71.88, just one run behind Indian opener Rohit Sharma. Besides that, he also ran through the bowling attacks of Pakistan and New Zealand during Test matches at home and also proceeding to rack up Australia’s highest individual Test score- 335 vs Pakistan.