Home > News >

Shikhar Dhawan among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year

Shikhar Dhawan was the main man behind India's Champion Trophy triumph in 2013 © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan was the main man behind India’s Champion Trophy triumph in 2013 © Getty Images

London: Apr 9, 2014

India‘s swashbuckling opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year, an honour dating back to 1889, by Wisden for his performance in 2013.

The 28-year-old Dhawan was the highest run-scorer during India’s triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy, amassing 363 runs in five ODIs at an average of 90.75. He was awarded Man of the Series for his performance that included centuries against South Africa and West Indies.

His performance during the tournament in England was acknowledged by Wisden, which also named Australian duo Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris, England batsman Joe Root and England women‘s captain Charlotte Edwards in the list.

Opener Rogers, fast bowler Harris and Root were chosen for their contributions to the 2013 Ashes, while Edwards was acknowledged for leading the English side to the finals of the recent ICC Women’s World T20 2014

In 2013, Dhawan scored 1162 runs in 26 ODIs at an average of 50.52, but the left-hander is currently going through a dip in form and was dropped from the side after the Bangladesh match during the recent World Twenty20.

The Cricketer of the Year is chosen by the editor of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, based on their “excellence in, or performance on, the previous English summer”. It can be won only once in a player’s career.

Dale Steyn was Wisden‘s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013. He was the second South African to be selected for the award after Jacques Kallis in 2007.

Wisden editor, Lawrence Booth, however, criticised the sports administrators and dismissed the new ICC blueprint as “colonial-style divide and rule”, that meant “the rich would be getting a whole lot richer”.

“Cricket is appallingly administered, and is vulnerable to economic exploitation by the country (India) powerful enough to exploit it and the two countries [Australia and England] prepared to lend their plans credibility,” Booth, editing the Almanack for the third time, wrote in the 151st edition of British-based Wisden.

He added: “As India prepare to take their ‘central leadership responsibility’, international cricket holds its breath.”

India, Australia and England — together termed as the ‘Big Three‘ — were handed the majority of the powers and revenue by ICC in February.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Bangladesh lose Shamsur early in the day

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Younis Khan — Pakistan’s greatest batsman?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: My performance in this Test match has been disappointing, says Michael Clarke

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Kane Williamson eager to get back from injury

Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2 at Dhaka

Bangladesh vs Zimbabawe, Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 2 at Dhaka

Pakistan vs Australia, Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 5 at Dubai

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Shakib-al-Hasan roars back with 6-wicket haul

TE Srinivasan: Graceful at the crease and in death

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Fazal Mahmood engineers Pakistan’s first ever Test match victory

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here