Steve Smith voted Australian cricket’s Test Player of Year, David Warner best in ODIs
Steve Smith, who won the Allan Border Medal, was earlier named International Cricket Council’s Test Player of the Year in January, 2018. David Warner has been crowned Australian cricket’s ODI Player of the Yearcricket Updated: Feb 12, 2018 16:59 IST
Steve Smith has been voted as the Test Player of the Year in Australia. The honour came during Monday’s Allan Border Medal presentation in Melbourne. It was due recognition for the Aussie skipper’s amazing form stretching from Australia’s tour of India last year to the 4-0 rout of England in the Ashes last month.
During this phase, Steve Smith was the most productive batsman in Test cricket with 1,305 runs at an average of 81.56. He scored six centuries from 19 innings. Three of these hundreds were unbeaten knocks.
In January, the International Cricket Council voted Steve Smith as the Test Player of the Year. Virat Kohli was the Cricketer of the Year. Smith became the third player after former captains Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting to win the award multiple times.
Under the voting system that aggregates polling from fellow team members as well as umpires and media representatives, 28-year-old Smith polled 246 votes. David Warner (162) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (156 votes) followed in that order.
ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Warner, of course, was crowned as the ODI Player of the Year, having averaged 57 during the 12-month voting period. Warner currently has been out of form in the Twenty20 tri-series featuring England and New Zealand. The left-hander garnered 24 votes to win the award by a margin of six from Steve Smith and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
Shortly before he succeeded Clarke as Australian skipper, Smith became the Test Player of the Year in 2015.
• Allan Border Medal – Steve Smith
• Belinda Clark Award – Ellyse Perry
• Test Player of the Year – Steve Smith
• ODI Player of the Year – David Warner
• T20I Player of the Year – Aaron Finch
• Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – George Bailey
• Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Jhye Richardson
• Women’s Domestic Player of the Year – Beth Mooney
• Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Georgia Redmayne
• Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductees – Karen Rolton, Norm O’Neill and Ricky Ponting
Allan Border Medal – Steve Smith (246 votes)
2nd: David Warner (162)
3rd: Nathan Lyon (156)
Belinda Clark Award – Ellyse Perry (116 votes)
2nd: Beth Mooney (78)
3rd: Megan Schutt (65)
Test Player of the Year – Steve Smith (32 votes)
2nd: Nathan Lyon (26)
3rd: David Warner (15)
One-Day International Player of the Year – David Warner (24 votes)
Equal 2nd: Steve Smith (18)
Equal 2nd: Marcus Stoinis (18)
Twenty20 International Player of the Year – Aaron Finch (11 votes)
Equal 2nd: Adam Zampa (10)
Equal 2nd: Moises Henriques (10)
All the awards as follows:
Border Medal Final Voting: Steve Smith – 246; David Warner – 162; Nathan Lyon – 156; Pat Cummins – 111; Josh Hazlewood – 72; Aaron Finch – 64; Mitchell Starc – 63; Travis Head – 55; Marcus Stoinis – 54; Shaun Marsh – 48; Nathan Coulter-Nile – 47; Peter Handscomb – 36; Steven O’Keefe – 36; Glenn Maxwell – 33; James Faulkner – 26; Mitchell Marsh – 24; Usman Khawaja – 24; Adam Zampa – 20; Moises Henriques – 20; Matthew Wade – 18; Jason Behrendorff – 14; Matthew Renshaw – 12; Michael Klinger – 10; Kane Richardson – 9; Ben Dunk – 8; Ashton Turner – 8; Tim Paine – 2; Andrew Tye – 2.
First Published: Feb 12, 2018 15:22 IST