2019 was a memorable year for Ben Stokes as he could finally find his feet perfectly after having a bad 2018, which was filled with controversies. Besides playing a crucial role in England’s world cup win last year, Ben Stokes gave many amazing performances throughout the year and held the team in crucial situations.
Ben Stokes was brilliant in not just ODI but also in the longest format of the game. Whenever the team was under pressure, Ben Stokes saved the day for the team and helped to revive the team.
Talking about his performances, Ben Stokes played a crucial role in England’s world cup last year where he scored 465 runs and picked up seven wickets. During the tournament, he also played an unbeaten knock of 84 runs which helped England tie the final match, which was later gone to Super Over. Ben Stokes went on to mark his brilliance in the Super Over as well, where he scored 15 runs.
After a few weeks of his match-winning knock, Ben Stokes gave another blinder in the Ashes Test at Headingley, where he scored a fantastic 135*
On Wednesday, Ben Stokes was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year 2019. He became the first-ever cricketer from England to have won this award ever since 2005. In 2005, Andrew Flintoff got the award after his fantastic performance in the 2005 home Ashes.
As Ben Stokes won the award, he also broke the three-year winning run of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who was on a spree of winning this award. However, Ben Stokes broked his spree by winning the award.
Besides this award, the five Wisden cricketers of the year were announced, that included the names of Jofra Archer, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Ellyse Perry and Simon Harmer.