England all-rounder Ben Stokes and New Zealand all-rounder Nat Sciver have been named as the ICC Cricket of the Year winners for 2018. Stokes, 27, became only the fourth batsman in history to score a double hundred in an ODI and a T20I during England’s 5-0 whitewash of Australia in the Ashes series. He also claimed five wickets and scored 83 runs in that series. Sciver, 27, made his highest global ranking ever with 1108 points, including 506 points in ODIs and 376 points in T20Is. He was also part of the Black Caps’ run to the ICC Cricket World Cup final.
ICC Cricketer of the Year Winners
This year’s ICC Cricketer of the Year award went to Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver.
Stokes was recognised for his outstanding performances in international cricket during 2018, with the former England all-rounder averaging 44.86 from eight Twenty20 Internationals and 59.62 from six One-Day Internationals. He also registered five centuries and two fifty-plus scores in the format, helping his side to a fourth-place finish in the World Twenty20 Championship.
Sciver was named as ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year following an excellent calendar year that saw her score 1,839 runs at an average of 51.93 – including three half-centuries and six centuries in 13 ODIs – helping England to a third consecutive ODI World Cup title as well as winning the inaugural ICC Women’s Champions Trophy.
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The ICC has announced the cricketer of the year award winners, with Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver taking home the accolades. Stokes was voted player of the year, while Sciver took home the rookie of the year award.
ICC president David Richardson said: “Ben Stokes has been an outstanding performer both on and off the field during 2017. His all-round excellence has helped England lift their first ICC Champions Trophy since 1997, whilst his crucial century in the final played a major part in England retaining their ODI status.”
Sciver’s maiden Test hundred at Lord’s against India was also recognized by him being named man of the match. “Nat is a hugely talented young cricketer who has shown great promise during 2017,” Richardson said. “He has impressed with his dynamic batting style and hard work on the field.”
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ICC Cricketer of the Year finalists
Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver have been named as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 finalists. The duo were instrumental in England’s historic victory in the tournament, with Stokes scoring 704 runs at an average of 54.92, including five centuries and Sciver taking 88 wickets at a very tidy 20.08 apiece. Fellow finalists include Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult.