After a banner year crowned with their Test scores, Ellyse Perry and Steve Smith are firm favourites for cricket’s best individual awards.
Smith should win his Allan Border Medal on Monday night in Melbourne using Perty place to claim her next Belinda Clark celebrity.
The Evaluation and one-day captain appreciated career-best form in the voting period from January 8 final season to January 8 this season.
Smith topped the series aggregate for Australians over the 3 international formats, however, his Evaluation form was the most remarkable – 1305 runs in 11 matches at a mean of 81.56, together with six centuries.
The highlight was that his 239 in the next Ashes Test last December in Perth, which Australia won to their series triumph.
No player has gained three years in a row to the Border Medal and Smith form means that fad is set to continue.
The previous two have been won by his vice-captain David Warner, following Smith won 2015.
Smith scored, although Warner should win the international one-day cricketer award for the 2nd season.
If Smith will become threatened for the Evaluation player award it’ll come from offspinner Nathan Lyon, that took 62 wickets in the voting period.
Lyon was the Test wicket taker in world championship during the period.
However he didn’t play in another formats that are foreign.
Perry seems unstoppable for the moment from batter Beth Mooney and bowler Megan Schutt and won her very first Belinda Clark Award a couple of years back.
Perry’s unbeaten 213 from England in November is the third-highest women’s Evaluation score and broke the record.
Aside from topping the Australian international batting with 756 runs at 68.73, the fast-medium bowler was third with all the chunk, snaring 20 wickets at 32.10.
Monday night’s black tie function will feature the men T20 player of the season, the best men’s and women players and the Bradman and Betty Wilson awards for the year’s players. .