Due to the coronavirus, all sporting events, including cricket, are closed all over the world. Most of the players are spending time with family in their homes. At the same time, the New Zealand Cricket Board announced its annual award amid the ongoing lockdown in the country. Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was voted the best cricketer of the year and awarded the Sir Richard Headley Medal.
Ross Taylor Awarded Cricket Honor
Due to the lockdown, the New Zealand Cricket Board ran its award ceremony for four days, and it all happened online. On the fourth and last day of the award ceremony, the major award announced on Friday 1 May. In this, Ross Taylor awarded the country’s highest cricket honor.
The year was a great year for Ross Taylor, who won this medal for the third time. Taylor played almost all the matches for the team in all three formats and scored 1,389 runs. During this time, Taylor also became the highest Test run batsman for his country. He left former captain Stephen Fleming behind.
Not only this but Ross Taylor, with his best batting, also led the team to the final of the World Cup held last year. Had played an excellent half-century against India in the semi-finals. Earlier on Thursday, Taylor has voted the best T20 player of the year on the third day of the award.
Saudi Became A Test Cricketer Of The Year
At the same time, the team’s fast bowler Tim Southee voted the best Test Cricketer of the year. He is one of the most experienced bowlers in the group and took 40 wickets in 8 Tests last year.
Saudi played a vital role in the team’s victory in the Test series against India in February. Saudi took 14 wickets in 2 matches of that series.
Earlier on Thursday, New Zealand captain, Ken Williamson has voted the best male cricketer of the year in ODIs, while Suzy Bates voted the best female ODI player.