Cricbuzz prediction: Running Machine’s Steve Smith Wins Fourth Allan Border Medal

Australian running machine Steve Smith won his fourth Allan Border medal on Monday, becoming the third player to do so after Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

Smith received his 171 votes and his closest rival Travis Head received his 144 votes, having won in 2015, 2018 and 2021, Australia’s cricket’s highest individual award. won.

Former captain Smith completed his 1,524 runs, including his 400, during the voting period, helping Australia to his number one position in the Tests rankings.

His dominance in the other two formats didn’t matter in the end, even though Smith didn’t cast a single vote for him at the T20 Internationals.

Smith will be one of Australia’s key figures embarking on a four-time Test tour of India in hopes of securing a spot in the Test World Cup final.

The 33-year-old also performed well in his cricket in his 50 overs, uttering the famous ‘I’m back baby’ at his ODI against England in November after successfully adjusting his technique.

But while Marcus Stoinis won the T20 award ahead of Josh Hazlewood, he lost the Men’s ODI Player of the Year award on a countback to David Warner.

Opener Usman Khawaja won the Warne Award Men’s Tryout of the Year after his 12 productive months scoring his 1,020 points at an average of 78.46.

Beth Mooney won his second Belinda His Clarke Award and was named Australia’s best cricketer after consistently performing well in all three formats.

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