England all-rounder Ben Stokes been named as participant of the yr by the World Cricket Council.
Stokes, 28, used to be man of the match as England received their first men’s World Cup in a dramatic wide over towards New Zealand in July.
He moreover scored an unbeaten 135 in England’s thrilling final-day victory over Australia at Headingley in August, even though the tourists retained the Ashes.
“The closing 12 months relish been the finest in my profession,” Stokes acknowledged.
“There is an fabulous bond between group-mates. It’s far tremendous you would possibly well perchance presumably fabricate these fabulous highs collectively.”
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England initiating up the third Take a look at towards South Africa on Thursday, with the four-match series stage at 1-1.
Stokes used to be the most convenient England participant to be named in the ICC’s Take a look at group of the yr.
The Durham participant used to be moreover integrated in the one-day group of the yr, alongside with England group-mate Jos Buttler.
Australia tempo bowler Pat Cummins used to be named Take a look at participant of the yr, while India’s Rohit Sharma used to be the one-day participant of the yr.
India captain Virat Kohli used to be given the Spirit of Cricket award for asking fans now not to boo Australia batsman Steve Smith – who used to be returning after a yr-lengthy ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal – right thru the teams’ World Cup match on the Oval.
Stokes made an emotional post on Instagram thanking other folks for his or her lend a hand after his father, Ged, fell sick in South Africa.
He wrote: “He continues to red meat up day-to-day however or now not it would perchance be a gradual course of for him however he’s difficult as nails and does not decide to provide in.
“The like has been very great foremost and very great favored.”