Australia run machine Steve Smith clinched his fourth Allan Border Medal on Monday, turning into solely the third participant, after Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke, to attain the feat.
Smith polled 171 votes, whereas nearest rival Travis Head managed 144, to say Australian cricket’s biggest particular person honour which he had beforehand received in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
Former captain Smith racked up 1,524 runs, which included 4 tons of, in the course of the voting interval and was essential to Australia’s rise to primary within the take a look at rankings.
Such was his domination within the two different codecs that it didn’t matter ultimately that Smith didn’t ballot a single vote within the T20 Internationals.
Smith will likely be one among Australia’s key figures as they embark on a four-test tour in India the place they hope to safe their place within the last of the World Check Championship.
The 33-year-old has been in sturdy kind in 50-overs cricket too and famously quipped “I’m again, child” throughout an ODI in opposition to England in November after a profitable approach tweak.
He, nonetheless, misplaced the boys’s ODI participant of the 12 months award to David Warner on countback, whereas Marcus Stoinis received the T20 honours forward of Josh Hazlewood.
Opener Usman Khawaja claimed the Shane Warne award for the boys’s take a look at participant of the 12 months after a prolific 12 months throughout which he scored 1,020 at a mean of 78.46.
Beth Mooney received her second Belinda Clark Award to be topped Australia’s finest girls’s cricketer after delivering persistently throughout all three codecs.