5 players including Bumrah and Mandhana received the award. Learn
The names of Wisden India Almanac Cricketer of the Year have been announced. Indian team's leading fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is among the 5 players who have been given this award. Bumrah is counted among the best bowlers of cricket at this time. He is currently running out of the ground due to injury.
Also named Smriti Mandhana. Indian women's cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana has also been awarded the Wisden India Almanac Cricketer of the Year. Before them, Deepti Sharma and Mithali Raj among women cricketers have received this award.
Smriti Mandhana is currently counted among the best women batsmen in the world. Last year, ICC Women's Cricket of the Year 2018 was also awarded for her outstanding performance. He also received the award. Apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana, Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan have also received the Wisden India Almanac Cricketer of the Year.
Fakhar Zaman has batted consistently well for Pakistan while Karunaratne is considered to be Sri Lanka's most important batsman. Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is counted among the best spinners in T20 cricket. Two Indians have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Former Indian team batsmen Gundappa Vishwanath and Lala Amarnath have got a place in the Wisden Hall of Fame. Vishnath played 91 Tests and 25 ODIs for India and has 6080 and 439 runs to his name.
Former Indian captain Lala Amarnath had scored the first century for India in Test cricket. Along with this, India was also the first captain of the team after independence. India won their first Test series against Pakistan under their captaincy in 1952.