first_img Press Trust of India LondonApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 16:11 IST Virat Kohli was named as the Leading Cricketer of the year for thrid straight year by the 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was named as the Leading Cricketer of the year for thrid straight yearKohli was picked as one of the five Wisden Cricketers along with England’s Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory BurnsIndian women opener Smriti Mandhana bagged the women’s Leading Cricketer of the YearIndia captain Virat Kohli was Wednesday named as the Leading Cricketer of the year for the third successive time by the 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Kohli, who amassed 2735 runs across the three formats in 2018, was picked as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the year, along with England’s Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns.The Indian skipper is only the third cricketer ever to have won the award more than three times after Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times).Indian women opener Smriti Mandhana bagged the women’s Leading Cricketer of the year.Kohli had notched up 593 runs in five Tests at an average of 59.3 during India’s 1-4 loss to England and ended the year with five centuries to his name.Mandhana was rewarded for scoring 669 and 662 runs in ODIs and T20Is last year. She also amassed 421 runs at an astounding strike rate of 174.68 in the women’s Super League.Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was named the Leading T20 Cricketer of the year for the second year in a row, following his superb performance last year.He took 22 wickets at an average of 8.68 for Afghanistan in T20Is, besides scalping 21 wickets in the Indian Premier League 2018.The five Cricketers of the Year are chosen by Lawrence Booth, the editor of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, with the 2019 version serving as the 156th edition.Also Read | Virat Kohli plays out of his skin, his tempo incredible: Matthew HaydenAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperadvertisementAlso Read | India vs England: Smriti Mandhana becomes India’s youngest T20I captainFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Cricketer Of The YearFollow Wisden Cricketers AlmanackFollow Smriti Mandhana Virat Kohli named ‘Leading Cricketer’ for third successive time by WisdenWisden Cricketers’ Almanack has named Virat Kohli as the Leading Cricketer of the year for the third successive time. Indian women opener Smriti Mandhana bagged the women’s Leading Cricketer of the year.advertisementlast_img read more