Bengaluru: KL Rahul is the 'Cricketer of the Year' in the sixth edition of Wisden India Almanack, which has just been released. The Almanack pays a tribute to India's women cricketers, with a wonderful cover picture of celebration at the World Cup.
Virat Kohli has emerged as the most successful Indian and international cricketer, but this year the focus shifts to matches in England and Australia. Kohli is already the statistician's delight; if he does well abroad, he will become history's darling too, says Suresh Menon in his editor's notes.
Mithali Raj's team changed the language of discourse in Indian cricket. Not surprisingly, therefore, Deepti Sharma, a star at the World Cup is one of the 'Cricketers of the Year' while Shantha Rangaswamy, India's first woman superstar, has been inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame alongside Erapalli Prasanna.
Priyank Panchal, Hasan Ali and Tamim Iqbal are the other Cricketers of the Year.
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Virat Kohli, who took over from MS Dhoni midway through the Australian tour back in 2014-15, on Saturday announced his decision to quit Test captaincy.
Kohli said Ashwin has filled in the void left by the injured Ravindra Jadeja in an outstanding manner.
India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score, Today's 2nd ODI Match: Aiden Markram collects the winning run! South Africa thrash India by seven wickets to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, and it looks like the Indian team will be returning home from the tour empty-handed after all!