ESPNcricinfo Awards

ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019

The 13th edition of the ESPNcricinfo Awards, for performances in calendar year 2019

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The winners

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 performance of the year: Kusal Perera
Perera's innings was one of the greatest of all time, not just of 2019
Test bowling performance of the year: Kemar Roach
Shades of the West Indies' 1980s pomp in the best Test bowling performance of 2019
ODI batting performance of the year: Ben Stokes
One man (and a boundary) stood between New Zealand and a World Cup title
ODI bowling performance of the year: Matt Henry
Or how India were knocked out of the World Cup
T20I batting performance of the year: Glenn Maxwell
The T20I batting winner took on Jasprit Bumrah and came out on top
T20I bowling performance of the year: Lasith Malinga
Twelve years after he pulled off the impossible, Malinga did it again
Captain of the year: Eoin Morgan
Morgan unshackled the team from the ignominy of 2015 to lead them to their greatest World Cup triumph
Debutant of the year: Jofra Archer
Archer had a part in every high England hit in 2019
Women's batting performance of the year: Meg Lanning
The opposition better beware when Australia's apex predator is on the prowl
Women's bowling performance of the year: Ellyse Perry
Perry demolished England while getting the best ODI figures by an Australian woman
Associate batting performance of the year: George Munsey
How a Scotland opener broke into the list of the top five T20I scores of all time
Associate bowling performance of the year: Bilal Khan
He came, he yorked, he blew Hong Kong away

The nominees

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
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
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