Former captain Steve Smith has been selected as Cricket Australia’s Male Cricketer of the Year. He won this medal named after the legendary Allan Border for the fourth time, sitting next to two former captains Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke. Beth Mooney won the Belinda Clarke Medal for Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the second time.
Past and present cricketers appeared in the welcome festival to welcome stars who have climbed the golden pinnacle of success throughout the year. This is the first such grand event after the corona epidemic.
Steve Smith stole all the light of the event. Smith is moving forward at a great pace after the bad times. He also received his award. For the fourth time, Cricket Australia’s Male Cricketer of the Year award has won the Allan Boarder Medal with the most votes.
Smith received 171 votes. Travis Head, who is in the next position, got 144 votes. The margin of votes between the two is 27 votes. David Warner is number three with 141 votes. Marnus Labuschein (138), Usman Khawaja (132) and Cameron Green (119) are in the next three places respectively. The best player is selected by the votes of players, umpires and journalists.
Earlier, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke won the award maximum of four times. Cricket Australia has been giving this award since 2000. Smith previously won the Allan Border Medal in 2015, 2018, and 2021.
Smith had 1524 runs as the highest scorer among Australian players at the time of voting. He scored four centuries during this time. Smith’s magical performance saw Australia rise to the top of the Test rankings during this time.