LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack‘s ODI participant of the 2010s, whereas England all-rounder Ben Stokes was declared the ‘Cricketer of the 12 months’ for a second successive time by the highly-rated annual publication.
32-year-old Kohli, who made his ODI debut in August 2008 in opposition to Sri Lanka, is among the many best batsmen of all time, and has amassed a staggering 12,169 runs from 254 ODIs.
“To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the primary One-Day Worldwide, 5 ODI cricketers of the last decade have been named within the 2021 version of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack,” the reference guide, typically described as Bible of Cricket, acknowledged.
“One cricketer has been named for every of the many years between 1971 and 2021, with India captain Virat Kohli taking the award for the 2010s,” Wisden stated on its web site.
Kohli, who was a part of the 2011 World Cup profitable Indian group, made greater than 11,000 runs within the 10-year stretch, averaging over 60 and scoring 42 centuries.
Aside from Kohli, Wisden additionally named legendary Sachin Tendulkar because the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s. The proper-handed India opener, in 1998, made 9 ODI a whole lot, greater than another batsman in a single calendar 12 months.
India’s World Cup profitable former captain Kapil Dev too featured on the checklist when he was named because the ODI Cricketer for the 1980s.
Kapil led India to its first ODI World Cup win in 1983. He additionally claimed extra wickets than another within the decade and scored on the highest strike fee of any batsman with over 1000 runs.
In the meantime, Stokes was declared the ‘Main Cricketer within the World’ for the second 12 months in a row.
“His haul of 641 Check runs at 58 within the calendar 12 months was greater than anybody else, whereas his 19 wickets value simply 18 apiece. He did all of it in opposition to a backdrop of private tragedy: his father, Ged, died in December on the age of 65,” Wisden editor Lawrence Sales space stated.
Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, West Indian Jason Holder, Mohammed Rizwan and Darren Stevens have been named Wisden Cricketers of the 12 months within the 2021 version of Wisden Almanack.
Additionally, Australia’s Beth Mooney was awarded ‘Main Girls’s Cricketer within the World’ whereas West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard was named the Main T20 Cricketer within the World.