Steve Smith named test cricketer of year, de Villiers ODI
23 December 2015, Nirapad News: Australia captain Steve Smith has been named the International Cricket Council test player and cricketer of the year while South Africa’s A. B. de Villiers has been awarded the best one-day international player for 2015.
The ICC said Wednesday that Smith was the seventh player to be awarded both test and cricketer of the year. Australian Michael Clarke won both in 2013 as did countryman Mitchell Johnson in 2014.
During the voting period from Sept. 18, 2014 to Sept. 13, Smith was the leading run-scorer in tests with 1,734 runs in 25 innings at an average of 82.57, including seven centuries.
It was de Villiers’ second consecutive ODI award. De Villiers scored 1,265 runs in 20 innings at an average of just over 79, including two centuries and nine half-centuries.