Australia cricket awards: Pat Cummins bags Allan Border Medal
The 2019 Australia cricket awards ceremony were held on Monday in Melbourne n recognition of his success over the past 12 months.
The ceremony held without the presence of suspended duo David Warner and Steve Smith. They were also not nominated for any words.
Fast bowler Pat Cummins became the youngest Australia (25 years) to win the Allan Border Medal. Courtesy of some magnificent performances throughout the year, Cummins bagged 156 votes across Tests, ODIs and T20Is from his team-mates as well as umpires and media members. He got 6 votes more than off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
However, Lyon didn’t go empty-handed as he became Australia’s Test player of the year. He has become the first Australian finger spinner to win the award. He bagged a combined total of 25 votes from his team-mates and umpires/media representatives to beat Pat Cummins (22 votes), Usman Khawaja (17) and Tim Paine (nine).
Meanwhile, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been named as the ODI player of the year. He is also the first seam-bowling allrounder to win the men’s ODI title since Shane Watson did so from 2010-2012. Stoinis got 30 votes to be named Australia’s ODI Player of the Year over Finch (22 votes), Marsh (18) and Travis Head (14).
Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade became the domestic player of the year for his consistent performance in this arena. Wade scored 1509 runs across three formats for an average of 45.73 with five hundreds. He was also the highest run-getter of the Sheffield Shield with 571 at an average of 63.44.
While for the Australia Women’s cricket, Alyssa Healy fetched three prizes at the annual Australian Cricket Awards. he was named d women’s ODI Player of the Year and T20I Player of the Year.
Male One-Day International Player of the Year: Marcus Stoinis
Female One Day International Player of the Year: Alyssa Healy
Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year: Georgia Wareham
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Will Pucovski
Male Test Player of the Year: Nathan Lyon
Community Champion Award: Moises Henriques
Female Domestic Player of the Year: Heather Graham
Male Domestic Player of the Year: Matthew Wade
Female Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Alyssa Healy
Male Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Glenn Maxwell
Belinda Clark Award: Alyssa Healy
Allan Border Medal: Pat Cummins