Ben Stokes has been named Leading Cricketer in the World for a second consecutive year in the 2021 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack which was published on April 15, reports Wisden.
Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jason Holder and Mohammad Rizwan join Darren Stevens on the 2021 list. Australia’s Beth Mooney has been awarded the title of Leading Woman Cricketer in the World. Kieron Pollard has earned the gong of Leading T20 Cricketer in the World.On Stokes being named the Leading Cricketer in the World again, Wisden editor Lawrence Booth said: “His haul of 641 Test runs at 58 in the calendar year was more than anyone else, while his 19 wickets cost just 18 apiece. He did it all against a backdrop of personal tragedy: his father, Ged, died in December at the age of 65.”