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England’s Tamsin Beaumont is among Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year

England’s Tamsin Beaumont is among Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year

Virat Kohli has become the first player to be crowned the world's leading cricketer for a third successive year by Wisden.

Mandhana was rewarded for scoring 669 and 662 runs in ODIs and T20Is past year.

The 30-year-old also made it an unprecedented three years in a row as the publication's leading male cricketer of the year, his 2,735 runs in all formats outstripping nearest rival Joe Root by more than 700.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was named the Leading Twenty20 Cricketer for the second year in a row. His teammate, Sam Curran also had a fantastic year finishing with 272 runs and 11 wickets in his debut Test series versus India.

India captain Kohli rounds off the quintet after hitting 593 runs at 59.30, including two tons, during his team's Test series in England.

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"His test batting, especially in England, was magnificent, while his 50-over form moved to a new level, if that was possible".

England Women opener Beaumont scored her side's fastest T20 hundred, a 47-ball effort against South Africa, while her tally of 628 runs was a record for England in a home summer, trumping Jan Brittin's 595 in 1984. Lauded in Wisden for his ability to perform a variety of roles across all three formats, Buttler is expected to play a leading role in the forthcoming World Cup, which England host as hot favourites.

Surrey man Rory Burns smashed four centuries in the County season and scored 1359 runs at an average of 64.71 to help his side win their first title in 16 years. This is a list he has not been featured in before because Wisden lists "excellence in, or influence on, the previous English summer are the major criteria for inclusion as a Cricketer of the Year", according to Cricinfo.

England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson and leading run-scorer Alastair Cook - who retired from worldwide cricket in 2018 - are on the front cover of the 156th edition of the Wisden Almanack.