Pat Cummins, Alyssa Healy bag major honours at Australian cricket awards


Melbourne: Quick bowler Pat Cummins gained Australian cricket's highest particular person honor on Monday for his performances throughout a yr when the nationwide crew's outcomes have been overshadowed by bans for Steve Smith and David Warner following a ball-tampering scandal.

Cummins gained the Allan Border medal for Australia's main males's cricketer with 156 votes, six forward of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was voted Check cricket participant of the yr.

Alyssa Healy gained the Belinda Clark award for the main Australian girls's cricketer of the yr.

Cummins took 44 wickets at a mean of 25.61 throughout all codecs through the 12-month voting interval, which didn’t embrace his man-of-the-series efficiency within the latest win over Sri Lanka.

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The 25-year-old Cummins, who took seven wickets on his Check debut as a young person in opposition to South Africa in 2011 however didn't play one other Check match till 2017, has moved to No. 2 within the worldwide rankings for bowlers.

He struggled with again accidents after making his worldwide debut however since returning in opposition to India in 2017 has been an everyday within the Australian Check lineup. He has 94 wickets in 20 Check matches in addition to averaging 20.30 with the bat.

"I've clearly had fairly a couple of powerful years with damage. I at all times thought Check cricket was the dream however wasn't positive I'd stand up there and forge a constant profession," Cummins mentioned. "I really feel like each time I bowl, my rhythm simply feels just a little bit higher."

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Cummins gained most votes within the Cape City Check final March, which was overshadowed by the ball-tampering scandal, and within the subsequent Check in Johannesburg the place South Africa clinched the collection with an emphatic win.

Smith and Warner have been captain and vice-captain after they have been suspended for 12 months for his or her components within the plot to make one aspect of the ball tough so it might favor Australia's bowlers. Cameron Bancroft, who was banned for 9 months for utilizing sandpaper to attempt to change the situation of the ball, has returned to aggressive cricket however was not on the awards ceremony.

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Smith and Warner, each two-time winners of the Allan Border medal, additionally didn’t attend.

Healy gained the highest girls's award with the one-day worldwide and Twenty20 honors. She was voted participant of the match when Australia gained the ladies's Twenty20 World Cup within the Caribbean final yr.

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