ICC Awards – Rohit Sharma Gets The ODI Player Of Year 2019
The Indian opener Rohit Sharma who had a stellar year in 2019 was awarded the ODI player of the year by the International Cricket Council. The stylish batsman had a breakthrough year as he was the leading run-getter in the ICC World Cup 2019. The right-hander scored 648 runs at a stunning average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.33. He scored five centuries in the ODI showpiece as he batted at the top of his game.
Furthermore, Rohit finished the year as the leading run-getter in the 50-overs version. The talisman amassed 1490 runs at a staggering average of 57.30 and a strike rate of 89.92. The right-hander scored seven centuries in the year and scored six fifties.
Rohit had a stellar year.
5️⃣ #CWC19 centuries
7️⃣ ODI centuries in 2019
— ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2020
Rohit was at his best in 2019 and won the ICC Award for the first time in his career. However, the right-hander didn’t have the best of starts to 2020 as he was dismissed cheaply in the first ODI against Australia at Wankhede, Mumbai. Thus, the right-hander will look to replicate his 2019 performances in the current year.
Rohit Sharma is one of the most consistent batsmen in the ODI fold and he has got better with experience. The right-hander also makes sure that he gets a big score for the team once he gets settled at the crease.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes received Sir Garfield’s Cricketer of the Year’ award for having the best 2019. Stokes had taken England to World Cup glory as he scored an indispensable knock of 84 runs in the final. Furthermore, Stokes brought his magnum opus of 135 runs in the third Ashes Test at Headingley to keep England alive in the series.
Pat Cummins who was the leading wicket-getter with 59 wickets in 23 innings gets the Test player of the year. Marnus Labuschagne who top-scored in the Test fold in 2019 receives the Emerging player of the year award.
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