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Wisden names England's Nat Brunt as world's leading female cricketer

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 01-06-2024
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Nat Sciver-Brunt has become the first England woman to be honored as Wisden's leading cricketer in the world. Joe Wisden has topped Nat Sciver-Brunt in its awards list. Harry Brook and Mark Wood are also among the five cricketers of the year named by Wisden.

Nat Sciver-Brunt nominated for excellent form in 2023:

  • Sciver-Brunt has regained the top spot in women's cricket after a stellar form in 2023.

Australian captain Pat Cummins also nominated:

  • Australian captain Pat Cummins was included as the leading cricketer in the men's category. Under the leadership of Pat Cummins, Australia enjoyed success in both the World Test Championship and the 50-over World Cup.
  • Pat Cummins will replace Ben Stokes, who has won the prestigious title three times in the last four years.
  • Ben Stokes had received this honor thrice in four years in 2020, 2021 and 2023.
  • Pat Cummins is the first Australian to be named as Wisden's leading cricketer since Michael Clarke in 2012.

Travis Head receives Wisden Trophy:

  • Travis Head has won the Wisden Trophy. Travis Head is awarded for outstanding individual performance by a man or woman in a Test match during the previous calendar year. Travis Head has been awarded the Wisden Trophy for his 163 runs against India in the World Test Championship final.
  • Hayley Mathews has been named the world's leading T20 cricketer.

Wisden released the list of top 5 cricketers:

  • Apart from this, the list of top-5 cricketers has also been released which includes Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Ashleigh Gardner, Harry Brook and Mark Wood.

Nat Sciver-Brunt plays for Mumbai Indians:

  • Sciver-Brunt's star power was acknowledged by Mumbai Indians at the start of the year, when her £320,000 Women's Premier League deal made her the United Kingdom's highest-paid female athlete.
  • Sciver-Brunt scored three ODI centuries in five innings which also included two Ashes centuries in a span of 72 hours.
  • Sciver-Brunt also scored a century in 66 balls against Sri Lanka, which is a new English record.
  • Sciver-Brunt was previously named player of the finals and second top run-scorer in the WPL to justify her hefty price tag.
  • England women's cricketer Nat Sciver-Brunt married her teammate Katherine Brunt on 29 May 2022.


Answer: Nat Sciver-Brunt

Answer: Australia captain Pat Cummins has been included as one of the leading cricketers in the men's category.

Answer: Mumbai Indians

Answer: Travis Head received the Wisden Trophy
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