“I owe a lot to my crew, teammates and all these concerned in Australian cricket for what was a very profitable yr for the crew. The spotlight was definitely with the ability to retain the Ashes, which was a fantastic reward for the onerous work that went into that tour.”
For the primary time since Australia’s glory period within the mid-2000s, there have been 5 gamers named within the ICC’s crew of the yr: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc joined Cummins within the XI.
Despite his herculean efforts in the Ashes, Smith was bumped down from his customary place at No.four to No.5 with Labuschagne, additionally voted the rising participant, taking the coveted slot at first drop after ending the yr with a flurry to prime the run charts with 1104 at almost 65.
“It has been thrilling, it has been a fantastic journey and I’m very humbled with this award,” Labuschagne stated. “It has been a fantastic summer season, however the problem is when you will have a summer season like that’s to be sure you are backing it up and preserve doing it. Being a part of such a fantastic crew has been superb, I’ve been very lucky to have the ability to play in what is a superb time for Australian cricket.”
David Warner paid the value for his poor Ashes sequence, neglected for the openers’ berths for India’s Mayank Agarwal and New Zealand’s Tom Latham.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was named the cricketer of the yr after his heroics within the World Cup and his miracle at Headingley.
Mitchell Starc was the one Australian to characteristic within the one-day worldwide crew of the yr.
ICC Crew of the yr: Mayank Agarwal, Tom Latham, Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli (captain), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Neil Wagner, Nathan Lyon.