Smith, Perry set to claim cricket honours

Steve Smith holds a replica Ashes urn after Australia won the fifth Ashes cricket Test match and the series 4-0 in January 2018. Smith has been crowned Australia’s Test Player of the Year. Apart from Smith Nathan Lyon and David Warner have been Austral

Smith's outstanding year meant the Australian captain won his second Border Medal as well as a second Test player of the year award. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon (26 votes) and opener David Warner (15) followed in that order.

Australia captain Smith, who first claimed the accolade in 2015, was a comfortable victor, his 246 votes easily outstripping runner-up David Warner (162) and Nathan Lyon (156) in third.

Smith's only win of the award to date came during 2015, before the dominance of Warner began.

Perry had previously won the award in 2016 and was recently named the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year.

Steve Smith won a second Allan Border Medal.

Allrounder Ellyse Perry won the Belinda Clark Award for a second time, confirming her as Australia's best female cricketer over the past 12 months.

Perry similarly crowned her stellar year with a double century.

The 28-year-old, whose return of 1,754 runs at an average of 67.46 across all worldwide formats during that 12-month period was the most among all Australia players.

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Perry's unbeaten 213 against England in November is the third-highest women's Test score and broke the Australian record.

Lyon's 62 wickets - the most by any test player in world cricket during the voting period - made him a chance for the test player category.

Smith scored a whopping 1305 runs in 11 tests at an average of 81.56 with six centuries.

Smith beat off competition from opening batsman and Test vice-captain David Warner as he secured 246 votes. Obviously, expect him to also take out the award for Test player of the year.

"I've worked really hard on my game in the last few years ... for me throughout the summer I wasn't hitting the ball as well as I'd like, but it's gone to new levels in ways I didn't think were imaginable", Smith was quoted as saying by The Cricketer.

Aaron Finch claimed the T20 International Player of the Year, edging out Adam Zampa by one vote.

Also on Monday night, Ricky Ponting, Karen Rolton and Norm O'Neill were inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame.

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