Who's Your Pick for ICC Test Player of the Year?


ICC will announce ICC Test Player of the Year soon. Who is your pick?

Ben Stokes - The best all round performance.
Pat Cummins - Most Wickets in Tests in the year


a batsmen in Virat/Smith?

Or do you fancy someone else?

P. S. - I sense ICC bias for Eng may prevail! :frowning_face:


Labuschange Test player of the year


Test records in 2019

Most Runs & Avg
Labuschange: 1104 (64.94)
Smith: 965 (74.23)
Root: 851 (37.00)

Labuschange most runs for 2019 and played 6 less innings then the other player


Steve Smith - Although a deserving candidate but may have some factor of my bias or favoritism… :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


ICC Player of The Year has Pat Cummins as one of the nominations. Sure. When was the last time he performed outside the Australian soil?


Helluva series from Pat Cummins.
29 wickets @ 19.62, SR: 43.6, RPO: 2.69
Most wickets in an Ashes series by a fast bowler in England since Glenn McGrath’s 32 in 2001


I think he Deserves the ICC Test Player of the Year

Most wickets in a Test series without taking 5 in an innings
29 PJ Cummins Aus v Eng in Eng 2019
28 WM Clark Aus v Ind in Aus 1977/78
27 J Garner WI v Eng in WI 1985/86
27 MD Marshall WI v Eng in WI 1985/86


Labuschange has scored more runs but Smith has higher average and strike rate with 4 les innings. Indian batsmen are also at disadvantage due to few tests played. Mayank and Virat both have higher average and strike rate.

In Bowling also Shami, Ishant and Wagner are at disadvantage to Pat Cummins inspite of far better average and SR.

ICC needs to consider these factors.


Umesh has also mind blowing record of 23 wickets in 8 Inns. He has astounding Avg of 13.65 and Amazing SR of 23.1! :flushed: All Indian quicks had phenomenal year. Bumrah has 13.14 & 30.9. Shami 16.66 and 35.3, Ishant 15.56 and 32.5.

Only Wagner, Rashid and D Ollivier come close. Rest are far far behind.

Indian Quick quartet should be jointly awarded the award IMHO. They have decimated everything that came in their way. :muscle:


My pick for Best Test Batsmen of 2019 is Steve Smith. He is most consistent, Reliable and flexible player from all countries in Test.


Virat Kohli will be at the top with more innings played.


2019 ICC Awards

Crickter of the year : Stokes
Odi Crickter of the year : Rohit
Test Crickter of the year : Cummins
Emerging player of the year : Labuschagne


2019 ICC Men’s test team

Kohli ©
Watling (WK)


2019 ICC Men’s Odi team

Kohli ©
Buttler (WK)


Only Stokes, Kohli & Starc find place in both teams. Kohli captains both sides!


ODI cricketer of the year - Rohit Sharma :+1::clap:


T20I Performance of the Year : Deepak Chahar who picked 6 for 7 in a T20I against Bangladesh
Spirit of Cricket award : Virat Kohli for his gesture of trying to stop the fans from booing Steve Smith during a World Cup match.