Mitchell Starc named as Australia’s Cricketer of the Year
CRICDOT DESK : Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been named Australia’s Cricketer of the Year. Starc won the Alan Border Medal for Australia’s Cricketer of the Year 2021, beating Mitchell Marsh by just one vote. He is only the fifth fast bowler in the history of Australian cricket to win the country’s biggest cricketing honor.
Legendary pacers Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins have previously won the Allan Border Medal as fast bowlers.
Cricket Australia selects Cricketers of the Year in various categories through a voting panel of cricketers, journalists and umpires. Mitchell Starc got 106 votes in the race to be the best of men’s cricket this year. Where his nearest rival Mitchell Marsh got 108 votes. Travis Head came third with 72 votes.
Mitchell Starc has done a great job with the ball in all three formats last year. The left-arm pacer was instrumental in Australia’s first T20 World Cup victory, taking 18 wickets in five Tests, 11 wickets in 3 ODIs and 13 wickets in the T20 format.
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However, Mitchell Marsh has been named Australia’s Men’s Twenty20 Cricketer of the Year, despite falling behind in the race for Cricketer of the Year. Travis Head has won the twin awards for Male Test Cricketer of the Year and Male Domestic Cricketer of the Year.
List of winners of Australia’s award of the year 7
Belinda Clark Award: Ashley Gardner (54 votes)
Alan Border Medal: Mitchell Stark (106 votes)
Male Test Cricketer of the Year: Travis Head (12 votes)
Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Alyssa Healy (13 votes)
Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Mitchell Starc (15 votes)
Women’s Twenty20 Cricketer of the Year: Beth Mooney (13 votes)
Men’s Twenty20 Cricketer of the Year: Mitchell Marsh (53 votes)
Female Cricketer of the Year: Alice Villani
Male Domestic Cricketer of the Year: Travis Head