AB, Ajmal and Co

AB, Ajmal and Co

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TEST

David Warner
909 runs during 39.52

It was a year of dual halves for Warner, possibly side of a churlish proviso in May-June when he vented opposite a integrate of reporters on Twitter and punched Joe Root during a Birmingham bar. He had a forgettable debate to India – notwithstanding dual fifties – yet he finished 2013 in character with 124, 83 not out, 60 and 112, that helped Australia redeem a Ashes in 14 days.

Hashim Amla
633 runs during 57.54

He’s not a normal opener yet Amla walked in inside a initial 10 overs in 5 innings this year. And with dual hundreds and 4 fifties in 8 matches in 2013, he continued to energy South Africa’s query to sojourn a No. 1 Test side. He began with 66 and 110 in a 2-0 defeat of New Zealand and notched adult 3 half-centuries opposite Pakistan during home. His many noted hit was a century on a initial day of a array in Abu Dhabi, where he showed measureless calm and technique to assistance his side stay afloat.

Cheteshwar Pujara
829 runs during 75.36

With a double-hundred, dual hundreds and 3 fifties, Pujara was positively India’s star batsman by a year. His 204 in Hyderabad set adult a vast win opposite Australia and he continued to woe them with twin fifties in a final Test in Delhi. An innings of 113 opposite West Indies in Mumbai followed, yet he saved a best for last: a dictatorial second-innings 153 in Johannesburg, on a machiavellian pitch, opposite a world’s best side.

Michael Clarke
1093 runs during 47.52

The heading run scorer in 2012 also led a charts in 2013. Unlike in 2012, though, Clarke didn’t post beast scores yet his 4 hundreds and 3 fifties were instrumental in reviving Australia. He was one of a few vicious performers on their horrible debate to India, and he came divided from a Ashes in England with a century and a fifty. However, his many desirous efforts were hundreds in Brisbane and Adelaide, innings that helped take Australia to Ashes excellence after a four-year gap.

Ian Bell
1005 runs during 41.87

Bell had a comparatively still start to a year, with usually one half-century in a initial half, yet he exploded during a home Ashes with 3 hundreds and dual fifties. On 3 occasions, with England in trouble, he pulled off match-defining hundreds that stood out for their strokeplay and positive defence. Through a year he also showed that he was one of a best short-leg fielders in a world.

AB de Villiers
933 runs during 77.75; 45 catches, one stumping

Since Adam Gilchrist late in 2008 few wicketkeeper-batsmen have done a kind of impact that de Villiers did in 2013, when he finished as a top-ranked Test batsman. His 4 hundreds and 5 fifties showcased his flexibility – he could waylay a advantage, connect a plain foundation, and also knuckle down and play out time. His 46 dismissals behind a stumps done him a many profitable Test cricketer of a year.

Stuart Broad
62 wickets during 25.80, 326 runs during 16.30

If we demeanour over Broad’s preference on Jul 12 – to not travel when he edged a smoothness from Ashton Agar to initial outing (via a wicketkeeper’s gloves) – we will find a set of stellar performances in varying conditions: 6 for 51 in a pull in Wellington, a fatal 7 for 44 opposite New Zealand during Lord’s, an Ashes-winning 11-wicket transport in Chester-le-Street, and a industrious 6 for 81 in a detriment in Brisbane. We will also see a lower-order batsman charity dirty insurgency during vicious times by a year.

Mitchell Johnson
34 wickets during 17.52

He played usually 6 Tests in a year yet incited in spells so peppery that he drew comparisons with past masters like Jeff Thomson, Malcolm Marshall and Waqar Younis. With 9 wickets in Brisbane, 8 in Adelaide (including a boiling 7 for 40 that demolished England), 6 in Perth, and 8 in Melbourne, he hammered his will on a Ashes, and, 6 years given his Test debut, showed us since Dennis Lillee called him a “once-in-a-generation bowler”.

Dale Steyn
51 wickets during 17.66

Not many Pakistan batsmen will forget a harmful 8.1-6-8-6 that Steyn served adult in Johannesburg, bowling them out for 49. He combined 5 wickets in a second and picked adult his second unbroken Man-of-the-Match endowment (after he had blown divided New Zealand a few weeks earlier). He was antagonistic in unhelpful conditions too, holding 8 wickets in dual Tests in a UAE, and finished a year with a series-winning nine-wicket transport opposite India in Durban.

Saeed Ajmal
37 wickets during 24.72

He done his Test entrance in 2009 yet Ajmal had played usually 8 Tests outward Asia before 2013. In 5 Tests in southern Africa, he mesmerized batsmen opposite opposite conditions: his masterclass in Cape Town fetched him 10 wickets in a compare (in that Pakistan scarcely pulled off a win) and his 11 wickets in Harare led them to a vast win. As always he was a apprehension in a UAE and nabbed 12 wickets in a drawn two-match array opposite South Africa.

Ryan Harris
38 wickets during 21.94

A superb bowler when fit, Harris shouldered a vast partial of a weight on Australia’s tough outing to England. He mostly bowled some-more than 20 overs per innings and supposing breakthroughs when games seemed to be slipping away. In a lapse series, he was a vicious foil for Johnson and incited in some noted spells in Adelaide and Perth.

Virat Kohli goes on a attack, India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Kochi, Nov 21, 2013

ODI

Shikhar Dhawan
1162 runs during 50.52

India’s success in a one-day format was mostly since of a reduction during a tip of a sequence and Dhawan, with a strike rate of 97.89, mostly played a lead role. His 363 runs in a Champions Trophy – including dual hundreds – won him a Player-of-the-Series award, and he ransacked 95, 100 and 60 in a home array opposite Australia.

Rohit Sharma
1196 runs during 52.00

Another glow starter during a tip of a order, Rohit blossomed into one of a mainstays in India’s line-up. His 8 fifties set adult many a high measure yet he will always remember 2013 as a year he burst 16 sixes – a many in an ODI innings – in his miraculous series-winning 209 opposite Australia in Bangalore.

Kumar Sangakkara
1201 runs during 63.21; 26 catches, 6 stumpings

He was a tip run scorer in 2012 and came tighten again with a fibre of successful performances. His 372 runs in a array opposite South Africa during home – including a beast 169 – led Sri Lanka to a 4-1 win. The other high indicate was his gorgeous 134 during The Oval opposite England in a Champions Trophy.

Virat Kohli
1268 runs during 52.83

Melding Tendulkar’s restraint and Sehwag’s derring-do, Kohli reinvented a art of batting in a center overs of ODIs. His 4 hundreds and 7 fifties showcase his consistency, yet stats can’t exhibit a ruthlessness with that he chased down vast targets, or a control he showed while pacing an innings. The square de insurgency was a 52-ball hundred – a fastest by an Indian – opposite Australia in Jaipur when they wanted down 359 in a mind-blowing 43.3 overs.

George Bailey
1098 runs during 64.58

Few Australian batsmen have had as duration a arise in ODIs as Bailey – who has racked adult some-more than 1500 runs in his initial 35 games. His 1098 runs in 2013 came during a eye-popping normal and he has been conduct and shoulders forward of a rest of a batting choice over a final integrate of years. The ODI array in India was a watershed: he amassed 478 runs during 95.60.

AB de Villiers
1163 during 50.56, 25 catches

De Villiers finished a year in style, commanding a ICC’s Test and ODI rankings after a home array opposite India, where he tallied 189 ODI runs from 3 innings. For many of a year he feasted on a Pakistan conflict – both home and divided – carting them for dual hundreds and 4 fifties over 14 matches. He also kept wicket for half of South Africa’s ODIs in a year and took 17 catches behind a stumps.

MS Dhoni
753 runs during 62.75; 21 catches, 13 stumpings

Arguably a many profitable one-day actor in a world, Dhoni regularly burned opponents with his clever batting and machiavellian captaincy. There were copiousness of noted wins by a year – a Champions Trophy delight that done him a initial captain to win all ICC trophies; a tri-nation array feat in a West Indies, where he smacked 16 off a final 3 balls with No. 11 for company; and a array win opposite Australia during home that enclosed a scintillating 139 in a losing cause. He also had 34 dismissals behind a stumps.

Ravindra Jadeja
462 runs during 35.53, 52 wickets during 25.40

The male they call Sir came of age as a left-arm spinner in 2013, and his 52 ODI wickets played a vast partial in India’s arise to a top. Two performances stood out: his 5 for 36 opposite West Indies in a Champions Trophy and his 4 for 23 opposite Sri Lanka in a tri-series final in Port-of-Spain. He also had a tiny matter of 462 runs during 35.53, that done him one of a heading allrounders in a format.

Saeed Ajmal
62 wickets during 20.45

The heading wicket-taker in 2013, Ajmal began a year with 3 for 20 opposite India in Kolkata, a compare where Pakistan wrapped adult a three-match series. He finished with starring roles in dual some-more array wins – a ancestral delight in South Africa and a feat opposite Sri Lanka in UAE. In between he put together tranquil performances opposite West Indies and Zimbabwe, and it came as no warn that he finished a year atop a ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings.

Mitchell McClenaghan
40 wickets during 19.02

McClenaghan’s 4 for 20 on debut, a best by a New Zealander in his initial match, kickstarted his side’s reconstruction during their fairytale array win in South Africa. He continued his good form by a England array during home, and in a Champions Trophy, where he uneasy batsmen with remarkable bursts of gait and pointy bounce. He picked adult 4 or some-more wickets 5 times during a year – a best by ODI bowlers in 2013.

Junaid Khan
52 wickets during 21.46

Entrusted with a final over opposite South Africa in Port Elizabeth, Junaid dismissed in yorker after yorker to urge 9 runs and palm Pakistan their first-ever ODI array win over South Africa. He also had an considerable time in a West Indies, and gave Sri Lanka a tough time during their five-match array in UAE with a many wickets (13) during 16.07.

Mohammad Hafeez reacts after dismissing Kusal Perera, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi, Dec 27, 2013

T20

Aaron Finch
262 runs during 43.66, SR 194.07

Finch’s world-record 156 dumbfounded England during a Ageas Bowl as he led Australia to their initial feat in any format over a gloomy Ashes tour. A month and a half after he exploded again, this time opposite India in Rajkot, yet his 52-ball 89 was in vain, as Australia mislaid by 6 wickets.

Alex Hales
247 runs during 49.40, SR 153.41


Two vast innings for Hales this year: a series-winning 80 not out opposite New Zealand in Wellington and a series-levelling 94 opposite Australia in Chester-le-Street – a hit that took him to a tip of a T20 rankings in September.

Mohammad Hafeez
323 runs during 35.88, SR 132.92; 12 wickets during 21.50

He might have had a horrible year in Test cricket – where he mislaid his mark in a side – yet Hafeez has been stellar in T20s. In March, during a series-winning compare in Centurion, he became a initial Pakistan batsman to 1000 T20 runs and flattened South Africa with his quickfire 86. He slammed dual some-more fifties in a year and chipped in with wickets during essential stages of games.

Faf du Plessis
234 runs during 39.00, SR 108.83

A 65-ball 85 in Hambantota was in vain, as Sri Lanka posted a satisfaction win, yet du Plessis played a vicious purpose in South Africa’s 2-0 array win opposite Pakistan in Dubai. An dominant 37 in a initial compare was followed by a tranquil (and again unbeaten) 58 in a second, his fourth half-century in a format.

JP Duminy
190 runs during 63.33, SR 125.82; 4 wickets during 8.75

Duminy’s 51 and 3 wickets in Colombo enabled South Africa to redeem from a hazardous 21 for 3. He struck a tranquil 30 in a second game, that played a vast partial in South Africa winning a series. An dominant 47 opposite Pakistan in Cape Town dull off a unchanging year.

Jos Buttler
130 runs during 32.50, SR 175.67; 6 catches

Providing profitable lower-order firepower, Buttler incited into a vicious spoke in England’s T20 wheel. His innovate, mostly electric, strokeplay has propped adult a reduce sequence and England’s consider tank seem to trust Buttler can eventually enclose a gloves in all 3 formats.

Thisara Perera
125 runs during 125.00, SR 178.57; 8 wickets during 22.00

A accessible batsman, deceit bowler and electric fielder, Perera was switched on by a year. He starred in a dual matches in Australia – his 15-ball 35 helped hang adult a array 2-0 in Melbourne – and contributed with wickets during vicious stages during a array opposite South Africa (at home) and Pakistan (in Dubai).

Shahid Afridi
199 runs during 39.80, SR 143.16; 10 wickets during 27.20

A pivotal member of Pakistan’s T20 side, Afridi chipped in with bat and round by a year. Two performances stood out: a 20-ball 39 in a initial T20 opposite Sri Lanka in Dubai and 3 wickets in a win over South Africa in Cape Town.

Sachithra Senanayake
10 wickets during 12.20

A high offspinner who played a handful of limited-overs matches in 2012, Senanayake’s career took off in 2013. First came a $625,000 offer from Kokata Knight Riders, afterwards a quip into a inhabitant side. Fruitful spells followed. He grabbed 6 wickets in a three-match array opposite South Africa, going during a shade over 5 an over, and played a vast partial in Sri Lanka sketch a array opposite Pakistan in Dubai.

Jade Dernbach
13 wickets during 15.00

He mislaid his place in England’s ODI side yet Dernbach continued to grow in status in a shortest format. He had 4 three-wicket hauls during a year, a many new being a 3 for 23 opposite Australia in Chester-le-Street.

Sunil Narine
8 wickets during 13.50

He played usually 5 T20 internationals in 2013 yet Narine was always a threat, nabbing wickets and restricting batsmen with his radical deliveries. He finished with an economy rate of 5.40 – a third-best among bowlers with during slightest 20 overs in a year. His 2 for 19 played a essential purpose in West Indies’ win over Australia in Brisbane, their initial in any format for 16 years.

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