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Batswoman of the year 2019

This award belongs to your favorite cricketer of the past year (female) who added most value to her team with the bat. This is the kind of player who when performing, you cannot take your eye away from the game.

  • Smriti Mandhana

    The pride of India, Smriti Mandhana showed yet again why she is such a valuable cricketer, scoring 739 runs throughout the year, at a batting index just three short of 200.

  • Ellyse Perry

    With a batting index of 207, Ellyse Perry stands head and shoulders above all others statistically, averaging 86 during the period at a strike rate of 121.

  • Stafanie Taylor

    The all-rounder from Jamaica was sensational with the bat throughout the year, scoring 367 runs at an average of 33, striking at 140.

  • Danielle Wyatt

    The batswoman from England was a key part of her team with willow in hand scoring 540 runs at a strike rate of 114.

  • Sophie Devine

    The New Zealander scored 825 runs throughout the year, the most by any batswoman during the period, aided by 38 sixes.

  • Natalie Sciver

    Despite only hitting four sixes, Natalie was amongst the runs finishing with an impressive T20 batting index of 188 with a highest score of 95*.

Batsman of the year 2019

Mr. Reliable with the willow in his hands. That one batsman who no matter the conditions and match situation, you have full faith in him to perform.

  • Aaron Finch

    Having played 17 games during the period, Aaron Finch finished with an outstanding 809 runs at an average of 87, striking at 150. The Australian opener scored two hundreds and hit 39 sixes.

  • Umar Akmal

    Despite not playing much international cricket of late, Umar has always remained a constant within T20 leagues. Umar averaged 34 at a strike rate of 137, with his stand out knock being a 75* whilst chasing for the Quetta Gladiators.

  • Andre Russell

    1022 runs were scored by Andre Russell during the time period. These runs were scored at a mighty impressive strike rate of 172. He finished the year just one shy of 100 sixes!

  • Asif Ali

    It was yet another impressive year for Pakistan’s finisher who averaged 35 with the bat at a strike rate of 182 giving him a batting index of 217. The fourth best of any T20 batsman during the period!

  • Kieron Pollard

    1115 runs were scored by Kieron Pollard during the period. 486 of those runs were from sixes alone! Pollard finished with a batting index of 173.

  • Jonny Bairstow

    Whilst Bairstow has always been a top cricketer, the past year was his best in terms of T20 cricket, where he shined, particularly in the IPL. The Yorkshireman averaged 55 at a whopping strike rate of 155.

Bowler of the year 2019 (Female)

This award belongs to the bowler who you would be confident getting 4 solid overs out of consistently. The bowler who no matter the scenario, is a reliable option with ball in hand.

  • Stafannie Taylor

    With 24 wickets during the period, the cricketer from Jamaica finished within the top four leading wicket takers throughout the year. Her off-spin proved valuable for her team.

  • Sophie Ecclestone

    In the 10 games that Sophie played, she took 15 wickets at an average of 15. What was most impressive was her economy rate of 6.42.

  • Heather Graham

    Despite only bowling 50 overs during the period, Heather Graham was sensational for her team regularly taking wickets. The fast bowler finished with 22 wickets.

  • Jess Jonassen

    The left-arm spinner from Queensland Australia, had yet another solid year within the T20 circuit taking 15 wickets at an economy rate of just under seven.

  • Marizanne Kapp

    Out of any bowler to bowl more then 20 overs, the right arm bowler from South Africa had the best economy rate at only 5.75 per over.

  • Dane Van Niekerk

    With 32 wickets in only 25 games, Dane Van Niekerk proved to be a valuable asset to her team, finishing as the highest wicket taker during the period.

Bowler of the year 2019 (Male)

With the advent of the T20 format, the general notion was that bowlers would struggle, however this award belongs to the bowler who defied such opinions with his skill and ability.

  • Imran Tahir

    The joint highest wicket taker Imran Tahir found success right through the past year, bamboozling batsmen with his leg-spin, finishing with an economy of only 6.36.

  • Wahab Riaz

    The paceman recently started a new fitness program, and it paid off handsomely for him this past year, where he finished with 57 wickets at an average of 20, the joint highest wicket taker during the period, taking his teams to numerous titles/finals in the process.

  • Rashid Khan

    Rashid Khan and T20 leagues go hand in hand. It was no different this past year where he played 40 games, and enjoyed success in most taking 53 wickets at an average of 18.

  • Dwayne Bravo

    Just another ‘year at the office’ for the T20 legend that is Dwayne Bravo, who took 46 wickets during the period, regularly bowling at the death.

  • Fawad Ahmed

    The third leg-spinner to make the list was equally as impressive as the others. Pakistani born Fawad Ahmed was sensational throughout the year picking up 46 wickets, impressing regularly with his consistent line and length.

  • Sohail Tanvir

    The man with probably the most awkward action in cricket. Sohail Tanvir continued his great T20 form taking 36 wickets at an average of 22.

All-rounder of the year 2019

A cricketer with more than one string to his/her bow, who almost always seems ‘in the game’, adding balance to their respective team.

  • Andre Russell

    A man for all occasions. Andre was sensational with both bat and ball throughout the year. With the bat he averaged 32 at a strike rate of 171. With the ball he took 39 wickets at an average of 23.

  • Sunil Narine

    Initially, the mystery spinner from Trinidad wasn’t considered an all-rounder, however, his recent performances have put him in that category. Sunil took 36 wickets during the period, as well as scoring 488 runs at a strike rate of 141.

  • Ben Cutting

    The all-rounder from Australia had a solid year with both bat and ball. Over the 23 games he played, Ben took 25 wickets, whilst scoring 378 runs at a strike rate of 142.

  • Dwayne Bravo

    If he doesn’t get you with the bat, he’ll get you with the ball. This was exactly the case for Dwayne Bravo over the past year, where he finished with a T20 batting index of 175, in addition to taking 46 wickets.

  • Ellyse Perry

    The superstar of Australia’s women cricket, had a top year with both bat and ball. With the willow in hand she averaged a whopping 86 striking at 121. She also took 10 wickets during the period.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    You can't talk about all-rounders, and not mention this guy. Shakib was in fine form once again during the past year, taking 23 wickets and scoring 301 runs.

Icon of the year

This award belongs to a cricketer who has been a consistent performer throughout his career, who continues to stand out as a world class operator.

  • Lasith Malinga

    The yorker specialist was at it again, showing he still has plenty to give to the game taking 16 wickets during the period, aided by two 4 wicket hauls.

  • Dwayne Bravo

    Slower balls, and cutters is what you associate with the man from Trinidad. The all-rounder took 46 wickets during the period, as well as scoring 354 runs.

  • Shahid Afridi

    The name that is synonymous with T20 cricket, Shahid Afridi had yet another outstanding year taking 26 wickets at an average of 17. The most impressive stat of all was his economy of only 6.3.

  • Sohail Tanvir

    Somewhat of a T20 specialist, Tanvir shot on to the scene after a sensational IPL in 2008. 11 years later, he is still in the wickets, taking 36 wickets at an average of 22 in the past year.

  • Chris Gayle

    The self proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ continued his great T20 form smashing 976 runs during the period, finishing with a high score of 99*.

  • Imran Tahir

    When T20 was created, it was always feared that spinners would be shunned out of the game, that couldn't be more wrong as Imran Tahir displayed during the past year, taking 57 wickets.

Cricketer of the year 2019

This award belongs to the cricketer who has performed the most in pressure situations. His/her value is not determined by statistics, but rather their ability to perform when it counts. He/she is the most valuable T20 cricketer on the planet.

  • Andre Russell

    510 runs striking at 204, in addition to 10 wickets earned the Jamaican the IPL player of the season award. Right throughout the tournament, Russell performed in key junctures of the game proving his value to the team.

  • Shane Watson

    The powerful opener from Australia, Shane Watson was head and shoulders above his peers at the Pakistan Super League, where he smashed 430 runs, leading his team to the trophy in Karachi.

  • Kyle Jamieson

    Relatively unknown prior to the tournament, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson made a name for himself finishing as the player of the tournament for his 22 wickets at an average of 12 in the 2018/2019 SuperSmash tournament.

  • Pat Brown

    Worcestershire’s Pat Brown was instrumental in his team lifting the 2018 T20 blast trophy. The right arm pacer took 31 wickets in only 16 games at an average of only 13.

  • D'Arcy Short

    With 637 runs, D’Arcy Short of the Hobart Hurricanes won ‘player of the tournament’ at the Big Bash League for his consistent showing, with both bat and ball.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Bangladesh’s greatest ever cricketer was in a rich vein of form throughout the year, most notably in the Bangladesh Premier League where he took 23 wickets, and finished as player of the tournament.

  • Colin Munro

    With 567 runs in only 13 games, Colin Munro received the prestigious title as ‘CPL 2018 player of the tournament’. Consistently throughout the tournament he got his team off to a flyer, also providing a solid part time option with the ball.

  • Ellyse Perry

    Despite her team not lifting the trophy, Ellyse was named player of the tournament for her outstanding all-round display, most notably scoring 777 runs, 221 more than the next best in the 2018/2019 WBBL.

  • Smriti Mandhana

    English conditions are never easy for an overseas batter, however, Mandhana from India made lightwork of the task finishing as player of the tournament in the Kia Super League, averaging 60 at a strike rate of 174.

T20 Lifetime Achievement Award

T20 cricket has been in operation for over a decade, where we’ve been lucky to witness some fantastic cricketers. This award is for the T20 cricketer of all time. The kind of cricketer whose name is synonymous with the T20 format.

  • Kevin Pietersen

    T20 and Kevin Pietersen, a match made in heaven? The right-hander announced his retirement in 2018, an announcement that marked the end of an amazing career where he scored 5995 runs at a strike rate of 136.

  • Yasir Arafat

    Despite limited international game time, Yasir Arafat was a key bowler for many T20 sides around the world, most notably in the Big Bash for the Perth Scorchers. The fast bowler finished with 281 wickets with 10 4-fers.

  • Saeed Ajmal

    The King of variation. As long as Saeed had overs up his sleeve, your team was always in with a chance of winning. The ‘off-spinner’ finished his career in 2017 with 271 wickets. His economy rate during his career was a fantastic 6.5.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Possibly the greatest test batsman of the recent era, Kumar showed power hitting isn’t a necessity in T20 cricket. The elegant left-hander finished his career with 6850 runs at an average of just under 30.

  • Michael Hussey

    After scoring 4569 runs, ‘Mr.Cricket’ called an end to his career. Whilst he wasn’t the most elegant of batsman, Hussey was a fantastic reader of the game, and understood how to score runs when his team needed them the most.

  • Brad Hodge

    The second Australian to make the list, but certainly not the least. Hodge was a sensational T20 batsman, playing within the T20 circuit until he was 43.

Fielder of the year 2019

Catches win matches as they say. In the T20 format, bowlers need as much support as they can get in the field. This award is not only for the fielder who has the safest hands, but also a rocket arm in the field.

  • Ravindra Jadeja

    If you’re looking for a solid throw from an outfielder on the boundary, look no further, Ravi Jadeja is your man. The Indian all-rounder consistently shines in the field, not only through saving runs, but also with his rocket arm.

  • Glenn Maxwel

    In 13 games, Glenn Maxwell took 16 catches at a rate of 1.23 per innings, which is the highest of any fielder during the period. The opposite of ‘butter fingers.'

  • Faf du Plessis

    As a captain you can put Faf du Plessis anywhere on the field, and be confident in him to perform well. It was no different this past year where he took 12 catches in the same amount of games.

  • Kieron Pollard

    With Kieron Pollard in the outfield, as a captain you feel secure with a large chunk of the outfield. During the period, Pollard finished with the most number of catches, taking 31 across his 50 games.

  • Andre Russell

    Not only did the Jamaican have a great year with bat/ball in hand, he was rather awesome in the field too, saving his team numerous runs, with his acrobatic dives.

  • Shadab Khan

    Whilst the bowling all-rounder from Pakistan had a decent year with bat and ball, his efforts in the field were nothing short of sensational, often fielding at the vital backward point position.

Rookie of the year 2019

When you see this player perform, it seems as if he’s played numerous years at the top level, such is the level of skill he/she possesses, despite having limited experience.

  • Sandeep Lamichanne

    At only 19 years of age, the leg spinner from Nepal has sent shockwaves through the T20 circuit with his consistent performances. During the period, Sandeep took 41 wickets at an average of 20.

  • Keemo Paul

    The man from Guyana enjoyed a successful year within the T20 circuit as he finished with 15 wickets, taking his scalps during key moments of the game.

  • Sherfane Rutherford

    At only 20 years of age, Rutherford is fast becoming a household name. The batsman managed 317 runs striking at 139 over the past year.

  • Shubman Gill

    The next poster boy of Indian cricket? The right-hander from India has been in the headlines ever since his Indian U-19 career. He transformed that good form into the most recent IPL where he scored 296 runs at an average of 32.

  • Umer Khan

    Despite only limited professional playing experience, Pakistani left-arm spinner Umer Khan was the bright spot for the Karachi Kings during their 2019 PSL campaign taking 15 wickets at an average of 16.

  • Phil Salt

    The aggressive young Englishman finished with 449 T20 runs, at an average of 22. Most impressive was his strike rate at 160.

Coach of the year 2019

T20 cricket is probably the most tactical format in cricket. You need a strong leader at the top who is strategically sound, and ready to adapt to the fast nature of the format.

  • Ricky Ponting

    Previously with the Mumbai Indians, the legendary Australian batsman coached the Delhi Capitals in the most recent IPL season, where he had a relative amount of success, finishing with a win percentage of 62.50%.

  • Mahela Jayawardene

    Despite only recently retiring, cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene has made waves in the T20 scene in terms of coaching, taking the Mumbai Indians to victory in the most recent IPL. His modern style of coaching has been a favourite amongst players.

  • Moin Khan

    Brave and fearless were the two words you would associate with Moin Khan as a cricketer. His coaching philosophy is no different, as he instills these characteristics into his players, ultimately leading to the success of the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.

  • Adam Griffith

    Adam took over the reigns in 2018, and had immediate success with the Hobart Hurricanes finishing with 10 wins in 15 games.

  • Andrew McDonald

    The former cricketer turned coach was in great tactical form over the past year, as he coached the Melbourne Renegades to victory in the Big Bash League with 10 wins in 16 games.

  • Mohammed Akram

    The former fast bowler has been in charge at the Zalmi team for a few seasons now, and has been a consistent performer as a coach. In the past PSL season, he took his team to the finals finishing with 8 wins.

Agent of the year 2019

Appreciating the individuals behind the scenes, ensuring players lives are easier, through managing flight schedules/hotel bookings and most importantly, negotiating and signing contracts for T20 leagues.

  • Dean Ahmad

    Registered with the ECB, the cricket agent from England, secured numerous deals over the past year for his clients, including Mohammed Nawaz, Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara.

  • Moghees Sheikh

    The Chairman of the International Cricketers Association has been hard at work over the past year, managing the likes of Mohammed Hafeez, Asif Ali and many other prominent stars.

  • Eddie Tolchard

    The managing director of Insignia Sports has been in fine form over the past year, securing numerous deals for key cricketers including the likes of Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.

  • Richard Sydenham

    The managing director of Big Star Creations, secured many deals over the past year working with the likes of Hasan Ali.

  • Simon Auteri

    Working as a director of Insignia Sports, Simon too was in fantastic form over the past year. His clients include the likes of Brendon McCullum, Chris Jordan and Anton Devcich.

  • William Quinn

    The ECB registered agent boasts of impressive talent in his roster, registering numerous players for T20 leagues around the World.

Team of the year 2019

Team-work makes the dream work. The most impressive, dominant and consistent team of the year, not only in its respective league, but the kind of team that would win a T20 champions league.

  • Quetta Gladiators

    Champions of the Pakistan Super League 2019, the Quetta Gladiators had the highest win percentage out of any T20 team in the past year, with 9 wins over 12 games.

  • Mumbai Indians

    After yet another victorious campaign, the Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma are now by far the most successful team in the IPL, having won four titles.

  • Comilla Victorians

    The Comilla Victorians showed amazing consistency over the past year, finishing with the second highest win percentage ratio, winning 10 out of 14 games.

  • Melbourne Renegades

    Despite having the lowest win percentage out of the seven victorious teams, the Renegades showed the ability to bounce back after a tough start, and showed how to peak at the right time.

  • Trinbago Knight Riders

    The Trinbago power hitters? The CPL winners of 2018 finished with most sixes out of any T20 team during the period, smashing 119 during their successful campaign.

  • Northern Districts

    In the 11 games played, the Northern Districts from New Zealand managed 7 wins, giving them the title of the 2018/19 Burger King Super Smash champions.

  • Worcestershire Rapids

    Going in to the tournament, the Rapids weren’t given much hope to qualify for finals day, however, right throughout the tournament they showed immense level of consistency. In the 17 games they played, they finished with 12 wins.

  • Brisbane Heat

    The Brisbane Heat were crowned WBBL champions after defeating the Sydney Sixers, courtesy a fine effort by Beth Mooney scoring a half-century.

  • Surrey Stars

    Courtesy of a century in the final by Lizelle Lee, the Surrey Stars were crowned champions of the Womens Kia Super League, after beating Loughborough United.

Commentator of the year 2019

The foundation of a great broadcast. The one commentator you feel makes the game a spectacle, providing viewers with top class analysis, as well as a voice to suit the occasion.

  • Ramiz Raja

    The voice that is synonymous with Pakistan cricket. Wherever Pakistan cricket goes, you will usually see Ramiz Raja there too, and it was no different at the most recent PSL.

  • Ian Bishop

    “Carlos Brathwaite, remember the name” - is just one of many memorable lines originating from the great voice that is Ian Bishop. The former great fast bowler is a treat to listen to.

  • Simon Doull

    Having retired from international cricket 19 years ago, the ex Kiwi fast bowler has made a name for himself within the cricketing World through his insightful and witty commentary.

  • Danny Morrison

    The voice of T20 cricket? Once again, the Kiwi entertained throughout the year with his energetic commentary. A voice made for the format.

  • Graeme Smith

    As solid as he was with bat in hand, the South African is as solid with mic in hand, having been a fan favourite during his stint in the 2019 Pakistan Super League.

  • Alan Wilkins

    Cricket commentary and Alan Wilkins go hand in hand. The Welshman was in fine form over the past year calling the sport we love.

Domestic team of all time

T20 cricket has been around for the past 16 years, where as fans we've been lucky enough to see some fantastic teams. Vote for your domestic T20 team of all time.

  • Titans

    The Titans from South Africa, were named correctly if their performances are anything to go by with an astonishingly high win percentage of 72.4%.

  • Sialkot Stallions

    With a World record 25 consecutive wins, how could this list be complete without the Stallions from Sialkot? Under the leadership of Shoaib Malik, between 2006-2010, the team from Sialkot were unrivalled globally.

  • Surrey

    The originators of T20 cricket? The Surrey team in the first year of T20 cricket finished with a win percentage of 88%, consecutively winning 13 games.

  • Victoria Bushrangers

    The Bushrangers from down under are four time tournament winners, finishing as runners up once. Altogether, the Australian team have a win percentage of 65.4%

  • Otago Volts

    Two time tournament winners, Otago Volts have the second highest win streak of all time, winning 14 games on the trot from 2012 to 2013.

  • Auckland Aces

    The second team from New Zealand to make the list, but certainly not the least. The Aces are four time tournament winners, with a win percentage at 61.8%.