Ben Stokes, Pat Cummins
Australia pacer Pat Cummins

England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday was named Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the world player of the year while Australia pacer Pat Cummins was named Test Player of the Year.

Ben Stokes was a key figure in England’s maiden ICC World Cup triumph, after beating New Zealand in the final, earlier this year.

Stokes played a decisive knock of 84 in the final helped England to force a super over, which England eventually won for hitting more boundaries.

“A World Cup winner and scorer of one of the greatest Test innings of all time, Ben Stokes is the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the world player of the year,” ICC Tweeted on Wednesday.

Stokes then continued his brilliant run in the Ashes against Australia at home.

The 28-year-old scored a match-winning ton in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds.

Meanwhile, Australia pacer Pat Cummins won the ICC Test Player of the year award, having bagged 59 wickets in the calendar year.

Cummins, who is also Australia’s joint vice-captain in limited-overs cricket, currently leads the charts in ICC Test bowler rankings, having bagged 14 more wickets than any other bowler.

On Tuesday, Cummins picked two wickets as Australia registered their biggest ever win over India in One Day Internationals.


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