Wiesden has named Jofra Archer as one of the top five players for 2019.
Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes (source: Getty Pictures)
2019 was a year to remember for Ben Stokes. After a difficult year in 2018, mainly marked by contradictions, Stokes found his perfect legs in 2019. The Southern Spiders not only played a crucial role in England’s success, but also kept the team together when needed. Not only in ODI format, but also in test form. When England was under pressure, Stokes was there to get the team back on track.
At the ICC World Cricket Championship in 2019, he completed 465 runs and scored seven wickets. These included the invincible 84-set beating, which enabled England to bind the game in the Lord of the Lord’s final. After that he also participated in the Super Battle, which earned him 15 points.
A few weeks after his fantastic success at Lord’s, Ben Stokes played another flash, and this time he did an ace test at Hadingley. He scored a fantastic 135* and won the match against England alone, keeping them alive in the series. It was recognized as one of the best rounds of all time.
On Wednesday he won the Cricketer of the Year Award 2019 in Wiesden and also became the first cricketer in England since 2005 to receive the Evening Standard. The English thief also broke the curse on the Indian captain Wirat Kohli. An Indian who claimed the prize three years in a row in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The last Englishman to receive this prize was Andrew Flintoff, who received it after his fantastic performance in the ashes of his house in 2005.
Wiesden also announced the top five players 2019
Also on the list of Wisden’s top five players revealed by Wisden is Jofra Archer, who defeated the top Super Cup team in last year’s world cup final. Pat Cummins and Marnus Labuschagne, two Australian superstars at home during the summer, were the other two top cricketers on the list.
The South African Simon Harmer, who helped Essex win the T20 and the province’s first division competition in 2019, was also voted in the top five. In the women’s category Ellis Perry from Russia was voted best player and will be in the top five in 2019.
As for Ben Stokes, he won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, received the New Year’s Honour Roll promise and was named ICC Player of the Year last year for his heroic service.