Announcing the ICC Award, Stokes brings the best cricketer of the year award
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announces the 2019 Annual Awards, and England's all-rounder Ben Stokes, the man who made England the World Champion, has been given the Men's Cricketer of the Year award.
The International Cricket Council has given the award to the best performing cricketers over the past year.
Ben Stokes, who played a key role in making England the World Champion in the World Cup, was awarded the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year's Surrey Sobers Trophy.
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been named one of the best batsmen in ODI cricket, scoring 1490 runs in 28 ODIs in 2019 at an average of 57.30.
Australian fast bowler Pete Cummins was honoured with the best Test bowler, scoring a total of 59 wickets.
However, once again the Indian Monopoly was reflected in the ICC Awards and the Spirit of the Cricketer was named after the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.
New Zealand performed well under Ken Williamson last year and Williamson and his team were disciplined despite being declared a losing team with a World Cup final tie, but despite their excellent discipline Spirit of Cricket Award was not given.
No Pakistani player has been able to win the award but Babar Azam, captain of Pakistan's T20 team, has managed to make it to the ICC's best ODI team.
Virat Kohli has been named captain of the ICC's best ODI team, though no Pakistani has been included in the Test squad.
Deepak Chahar of India has been named the T20 Performer of the Year while Marence Laboshin has been declared Emerging Cricketer of the Year.