Roar – After a banner year crowned by their highest Test scores, Steve Smith and Ellyse Perry are firm favourites for Australian cricket’s top individual awards.

Summary

  • After a banner year crowned by their highest Test scores, Steve Smith and Ellyse Perry are firm favourites for Australian cricket’s top individual awards.
  • Smith should win his second Allan Border Medal on Monday night in Melbourne with Perty set to claim her second Belinda Clark Award.
  • The Australian Test and one-day captain enjoyed career-best form in the voting period for the Border Medal, from January 8 last year to January 8 this year.
  • Warner should win the international one-day cricketer award for the second straight year, but Smith scored a whopping 420 more Test runs than his opener.
  • If Smith is to be threatened for the Test player award it will come from offspinner Nathan Lyon, who took 62 wickets in the voting period.


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