Australia's Pat Cummins [Source: Reuters]
Australia captain Pat Cummins and England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt were named Cricketers of the Year by the International Cricket Council on Thursday.
Cummins won the men’s award after a year in which he led Australia to the World Test Championship and World Cup titles.
All-rounder Sciver-Brunt won her second successive Women’s Cricketer of the Year award, after consistent performances in all three formats, scoring 137 runs in two Tests, 393 runs in six ODIs and 364 runs in 10 T20Is.
Australian opener Usman Khawaja was named the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year, while Virat Kohli won his fourth ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award after guiding India to the Cricket World Cup final.
Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu won her first ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, taking the award ahead of Sciver-Brunt.
England’s Richard Illingworth won the Umpire of the Year for the third time, and Zimbabwe Cricket won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for their sporting conduct after their win over West Indies in the World Cup qualifier match in June.