Jasprit Bumrah, Smriti Mandhana win Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year award

Mandhana becomes the third woman to win the award, after Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma.

Smriti Mandhana has played two Tests, 50 ODIs and 62 T20Is for India so far.   -  PTI

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and batswoman Smriti Mandhana won the Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year award on Friday. They were the two winners from India among five who won the award.

The other winners from Asia were Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne, and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.

The seventh edition of the annual cricket publication for 2019 and 2020 also features Mayank Agarwal for his stellar domestic run which led to a Test call-up.

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Mandhana became the third woman to win the award, after Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma.

Legends Gundappa Viswanath and Lala Amarnath were inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame.

Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team by Prashant Kidambi was adjudged the Wisden India Book of the Year. The Almanack reviewer described the book as “a tribute to the game’s Indianness” that “superbly describes and analyses the tour (Indians in England 1911) and the politics that led up to it.”