The leading cricket news website ESPNCricinfo has announced their much awaited awards for the year 2019. Even though India dominated world cricket last year, to everyone's surprise there are no Indian recipients for any of the awards. Last year had been one of the best year for cricket. An incredible World Cup which was won by the barest of all margins, a fiery Ashes series, brilliant second innings knocks, top bowling performances and international level performance by associate players, last year of cricket had it all.
This is the 13th edition of the ESPNcricinfo Awards, where a jury of former players – among them Michael Hussey, Daniel Vettori, Daren Ganga, Isa Guha, Ramiz Raja, Daryll Cullinan, Shahriar Nafees, Ajit Agarkar and Mark Nicholas – and ESPNcricinfo's senior editors vote on the best performances in the three men's international formats, and performances in women's and Associates cricket at large, in the previous calendar year.
Here are the list of winners of ESPN cricinfo awards in all categories:
Batting performance of the year(Test)
Batting performance of the year(ODI)
Even though Stokes's Headingly knock didn't grab any awards he won the ODI batting award for his nerveless performance in the World Cup final against New Zealand.
Captain of the Year
England Captain Eoin Morgan,who beat stiff competition from Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli was voted Captain of the Year. Given the manner of England's exit in the 2015 World Cup, no one would have predicted they would lift the trophy four years later. They did that largely due to the vision and leadership of Eoin Morgan.
Best bowling performance (Test)
Kemar Roach won the Test bowling award for a spell that demolished England for 77 all out in Bridgetown last year.
Best bowling performance (ODI)
New Zealand's Matt Henry won the ODI bowling performance award for his brilliant spell in the World cup semi final against India.
Best batting performance (T20)
T20I batting award went to Glenn Maxwell for the 2nd consecutive time, for an unbeaten century that gave Australia their first bilateral T20I series win in India.
Best bowling performance (T20)
The bowling award was picked up by Lasith Malinga, who repeated his 2007 ODI feat of taking four wickets in four balls, this time against New Zealand, bowling them out for 88 in Pallekele, with his final match figures reading 4-1-6-5.
Debutant of the Year
It was won by England fast bowler –Jofra Archer, who made his England debut only halfway into the year, but ended it with 55 wickets from 22 matches across formats.
Best batting performance (Women's)
Lanning‘s 133 not out, which handed England their biggest T20I defeat, was voted higher than her team-mate Alyssa Healy's world-record score of 148 not out, against Sri Lanka for the award.
Best bowling performance (Women's)
In the bowling category, Perry was virtually peerless. Her award-winning taking 7 for 22 was the best ODI performance by an Australian woman and fourth best overall.
Associate Batting Performance
The Associate batting award went to George Munsey for his hundred against Netherlands in Scotland's highest T20I total.
Associate bowling performance.
The Associate bowling award went to Oman quick Bilal Khan for helping his side qualify for the T20 World Cup by taking 4 for 23 against Hong Kong.