Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah & Smriti Mandhana win 7th Edition of Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award

Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah & Smriti Mandhana won 7th Edition of Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award. They are the 2 Indians among the 5 winners, which were announced on October 25, 2019. The other 3 winners are Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.
bumrah,smrithi mandhanaKey Points:
i. Wisden India Almanack, an annual cricket publication, also featured the name of Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal for his splendid performance in the Test match against South Africa in a recently concluded series.
ii. Smriti Mandhana became the third woman to win ‘Cricketer of the Year’, after Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma.
iii. Former Indian cricketers Gundappa Viswanath and Lala Amarnath were inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame.
iv. The book titled “Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team” by Prashant Kidambi was adjudged the Wisden India Book of the Year 2019 (Publisher: Penguin India).