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Cummins, Healy steal the show

Cummins, Healy steal the show

MELBOURN, Feb 11: In a year of mixed emotions for Australian cricket, pin-up boy Pat Cummins and the hard-hitting Alyssa Healy have been crowned the best male and female players at the sport’s awards night in Melbourne, report agencies. Fast bowler Cummins, a fresh face of international cricket, claimed his maiden Allan Border Medal despite not being either the Test player of the year or the one-day international player of the year Alyssa Healy has swept the major women’s gongs at cricket’s night of nights, earning the Belinda Clark Awward and taking home the ODI and T20 International player of the year awards. The wicketkeeper-batsman was a comfortable winner of the top honour, her first, ahead of Megan Schutt and Ashleigh Gardiner. Healy was rewarded for her T20 World Cup-winning heroics as two-time winners Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning missed a podium finish. The 28-year-old was named player of the tournament in the Caribbean, scoring 225 runs from five innings. Healy was rewarded for her T20 World Cup-winning heroics as two-time winners Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning missed a podium finish. The 28-year-old was named player of the tournament in the Caribbean, scoring 225 runs from five innings. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon won the men’s Test Player of the Year honour at the Australian Cricket Awards 2019 in Melbourne on Monday while Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were named the T20I and ODI Players of the Year. Pacer Pat Cummins won the Allan Border medal for the Cricketer of the Year. At 25 years and 279 days, Cummins is the youngest player to win the Allan Border medal since Steve Smith, who won the first of his two awards aged 25 years and 239 days. AWARD WINNERS Allan Border Medallist: Pat Cummins Belinda Clark award: Alyssa Healy Test player of the year: Nathan Lyon One-day international player of the year (men): Marcus Stoinis One-day international player of the year (women): Alyssa Healy T20 international player of the year (men): Glenn Maxwell T20 international player of the year (women): Alyssa Healy Domestic player of the year (men): Matthew Wade Domestic player of the year (women): Heather Graham Bradman young player of the year: Will Pucovski Betty Wilson young player of the year: Georgia Wareham Community champion award: Moises Henriques

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