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ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019

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The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognise the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the calendar year. They are voted on by an independent jury of former cricketers, commentators, and ESPNcricinfo's senior writers. Previous winners have included Dale Steyn, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara

Test batting nominees: Stokes and Perera, plus seven
Two contenders stood head and shoulders above the rest in the field of ten

Test bowling nominees: Attack of the killer pacemen
Pat Cummins leads the pack of fast bowlers who dominate this list

Andrew Fidel Fernando: Who played the better innings, Stokes at Headingley or Perera in Durban?
Their fourth-innings performances are among the greatest ever in Test cricket. We compare them on the numbers

ODI batting nominees: World Cup bash
All but one of the performances nominated for this category come from the 2019 World Cup

ODI bowling nominees: The fast and the glorious
An ace of pace and a duke of yorker feature in this list

T20I batting nominees: Push the tempo
These batsmen were in no mood to take their foot off the pedal

T20I bowling nominees: The long and short of it
Bouncers, wrong'uns, yorkers, inswingers - our nominees brought everything they had to the fight

Women's batting nominees: Aussies ahoy
Three of our five women's batting nominees are big-hitting Australians

Women's bowling nominees: Perry shocks England, Cross stops India
A record haul, a two-run defence off a final over, and more

Associate batting nominees: Scrappy starters, fighting finishers
These batsmen savaged bowlers and turned matches around dramatically

Associate bowling nominees: We'll do it with yorkers
Toe-crushers were the preferred weapons of destruction of our nominees

Captain of the year nominees: Big heads
Our nominees in the captain-of-the-year category transformed their teams' fortunes last year

Debutant of the year nominees: Three thrilling quicks and an offie with a seven-for
Exciting pacers, a new Test opener, and a dashing keeper-batsman figure in our list of nominees for debutants of the year