Leading Cricketer in the World

Congratulations Ben Stokes. Wisden Cricketers Almanack have named Ben as their Leading Cricketer in the World for 2020. It is the second consecutive year that Ben has been chosen for this prestigious award.

He is only the third player after Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli, to be the recipient in consecutive years and just the second England player to receive the award since its inception in 2004.

Wisden choose their Leading Cricketer in the World based on performances anywhere in the world during the previous calendar year.

If 2019 was a stella year for Ben, his performances in 2020 were also noteworthy.

In seven test matches he scored 641 runs, making centuries against South Africa and the West Indies. He was equally impressive with the ball, taking 19 wickets including figures of 3-35 in a Player of the Match performance that saw England home to victory in the second Test vs. South Africa.

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