Virat Kohli named Leading Cricketer of the year for the third successive time by Wisden

Virat Kohli as the leading cricketer of the year for 10 April 2018. Indian captain was selected one of five Wisden Cricketers of the year with Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Ryan Burns. In the meantime, Smriti Mandhana got the Leading Women’s Leading Cricketer of the Year title.


Virat Kohli is only the third cricketer ever to have won the award more than three times after Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times).

Kohli, who was selected as Leading Cricketer of the Year for the third consecutive time, has compiled 2735 runs in all three formats in 2018. He was primarily during the England tour, where he scored 593 runs in five Tests. From the average of 59.3 He made his name with the end of the year with five Test hundreds. Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times) are the only two cricketers who have won awards on more than three occasions.

Mandhana, who won the main female cricketer of the year, scored 669 and 662 runs in ODIs and T20Is during 2018. He was also in great form in the women’s Super League, scoring 421 runs at an excellent strike rate of 174.68.

Rashid Khan got the Leading T20 cricketer of the year. Afghanistan spinner secured 21 points in the Indian Premier League 2018. He was in excellent form in T20I last year with 22 wickets at an average of 8.68 for Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, along with Kohli, Beaumont, Curon, Burns and Butler were included in the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year. England opener Beaumont scored 452 and 430 runs in ODIs and T20Is. She ended up with 198 runs for the Southern Viper in the Women’s Super League. Burns, Surrey opener, scored 1359 runs at an average of 64.71 in the county championship. He scored four centuries during the county season and also played a key role in helping Surrey win his first championship title after 16 years. After this, Burns was selected for the Tests and Tests of Sri Lanka and West Indies.

Butler, the wicketkeeper-batsman, was a successful year in Test cricket, which was earned from 760 runs at an average of 44.70 in 2018. He also made his Test debut against India in the Trent Bridge. The entrepreneur continued the waves in limited overs cricket and scored more than 50 in ODIs in a year. Tom’s younger brother, Karan, also brought his game to a higher level, which ended his first Test series vs India with 272 runs and 11 wickets. The promising all-rounder was also selected Player of the Series.

Five Criticals of Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year are primarily based on their “impact on previous English season”. Wisden is on the Cricketer of the Year list from 1889.

Kohli and Mandhana also had a big win at the last ICC Awards night. Mandhana was selected in December by the ICC Women Cricketer of the Year, as well as the ‘Women’s ODI Player of the Year’, while Talisman Kohli won the Cricketer of the Year award besides being the top batsman in the Test.

Indian captain Kohli was adjudged the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year for the third consecutive time, in 2018 he scored 2735 runs in all three formats.

Indian talisman was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year with England’s Tommy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns.

India’s captain is only the third cricketer who has won more than three awards after Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times).

Kohli had scored 593 runs in five test matches at an average of 59.3 during the India’s 1-4 loss to England and this year he scored five centuries.

Mandhana was rewarded for making 669 and 662 runs in ODIs and T20Is last year. He scored 421 runs in the women’s Super League with a striking strike rate of 174.68.

The captain of the Indian men’s team was named as the leading cricketer in the world for an unprecedented third year in the 2019 edition of the Wisden Cricketers Almanac, while it was Mandhana’s first award.

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was selected for the second consecutive year as T20 Cricketer of the Year after his spectacular performance. He took 22 wickets at an average of 8.68 for Afghanistan in T20Is, besides 21 wickets in the Indian Premier League 2018.

Five cricketers of the year have been selected by Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden Cricketers Almanac, in which the 2019 edition is in the 156th edition.

Wisden is making a list of Cricketers of the Year from 1889 and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the game.

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