Brendon McCullum, who lead New Zealand to their first ever final in ICC World Cups, has been named as the winner of Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2014-15 at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland. Left-arm seamer Trent Boult, who was the joint leading wicket-taker of the 2015 World Cup with Mitchell Starc (22 wickets), was awarded the Winsor Cup for First Class bowling. 

During the World Cup, McCullum’s aggressive captaincy and swashbuckling knocks at the top of the order helped New Zealand seal eight consecutive wins, including the hard-fought victory against South Africa in the semi-final at Auckland. 

New Zealand also enjoyed unprecedented success in Tests under him in 2014, winning five Tests from nine, a national record. It included series victories against India, West Indies and a drawn series against Pakistan in UAE. With the bat, he scored 1164 runs- the most by a New Zealand batsman in a calendar year including a triple hundred against India at the Basin Reserve, a double hundred against Pakistan in Sharjah and a monstrous 195-run knock against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. 

On the other hand, Kane Williamson, who had a decent World Cup with the bat (234 runs in 9 matches), swooped up the awards for Twenty20 international player of the year, ODI player of the year, Test player of the year, as well as the Redpath Cup for First Class batting.  

Here is the list of the big winners: 

Sir Richard Hadlee Medal: Brendon McCullum 

International Women’s Player of the Year: Suzie Bates 

Redpath Cup (Batting): Kane Williamson 

Winsor Cup (Bowling): Trent Boult 

ANZ Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Kane Williamson 

ANZ ODI Player of the Year: Kane Williamson 

ANZ Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson 

Domestic Player of the Year (Men): Andrew Ellis 

Domestic Player of the Year (Women): Amy Satterthwaite 

Best Sutcliffe Award: Ross Dykes 


    While spending good 22 years of my life, I found my passion in India's unofficial national game, Cricket.

    Related Posts

    IND vs NZ 2017: Very tempted to Play Kuldeep and Chahal Every Game –...

    Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who had started off his captaincy career on a sensational note will be eager to continue his dream run...
    Sarfraz Nawaz, FIR, Islamabad, PCB, Spot-fixing, Death Threats, Bookmakers, PSL, Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif,

    Sarfraz Nawaz Receives ‘Death Threat’ from Illegal Bookmakers

    Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons on Friday went on to complain the...
    Cyrstal Palace FC, Liverpoor, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan, England, Sports Medicine Clinician, Head of Sports Medicine, Peshawar Zalmi, PSL, Medical Advisor

    Exclusive: Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Zafar Iqbal takes a Stride for Success from Pakistan...

    Cricket has had its fair share of injuries and there have been suggestions that due to the lack of resources, it doesn’t have the...

    Becoming The World Number One Bowler is a Dream Come True – Hasan Ali

    Hasan Ali's first year in international cricket could not have been better. The right-arm pacer, who made his ODI debut in August last year...

    Don’t Want To Lose Due To Mistakes: Brazil U-17 Coach

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday said that his team has all bases covered ahead of their crunch FIFA U-17 World...