Wisden’s leading cricketers of the year 2019

Virat Kohli and Smriti Mandhana named Wisden

Question: Which of the following Indian cricketers were named as leading cricketer of the year in the published Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2019?
(a) Rohit Sharma and Smriti Mandhana
(b) Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj
(c) Rashid Khan and Smriti Mandhana
(d) Virat Kohli and Smriti Mandhana
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli was named as the ‘Leading Cricketer in the World’ in this year’s edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack released on April 11, 2019.
  • Virat Kohli achieved this feat for third time in a row.
  • Smriti Mandhana was named as the Leading Cricketer in the women’s category.
  • Kohli has also won the ICC’s cricketer, Test and one-day international player of the year awards in January 2019.
  •  He has scored 2,735 runs across all three international formats in 2018 with an average of 68.37 which included 11 centuries.
  • Smriti Mandhana has scored 1,291 runs in limited over format.



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