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Wisden's Cricketers of the Year announced

England's Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Rory Burns, Sam Curran and India's Virat Kohli named

Tammy Beaumont 

Beaumont has proven herself to be one of the most destructive opening batters in the women’s game and the 2018 season further compounded this.

Tammy scored over 600 runs on home soil in 2018, hitting three centuries and three fifties, also being named Royal London Player of the Series against South Africa.

Her standout moment came in the IT20 v South Africa at Taunton where she smashed her maiden T20I century from just 47 balls helping her side to victory and a world record score of 250-3.

Tammy said: "It's a real honour to be named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year. When I was younger and first playing the game, I remember people telling me I'd never play cricket for England because my hands were too small but deep down I always believed I could do it.

“To be recognised like this, with such a special award, is just so brilliant.”

Jos Buttler

2018 will long be remembered as a stellar year for Jos Buttler

His skill and power are renowned in the game but his performances across all formats for England last summer cemented this reputation further still.

An unbeaten 110 to guide England to victory over Australia at Old Trafford showed incredible patience, maturity and nerve. Then later in August he brought up his long-awaited maiden Test century showing beyond any doubt his ability in the Test arena.

Buttler carried this form into winter tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies where he continued to show the world his destructive powers with the bat.

Sam Curran

Barely out of his teens, Sam Curran has made an incredible impression on the game of cricket both domestically with Surrey and on the international stage with England. 

2018 saw him help Surrey to the County Championship title while also making his ODI and Test debuts making his mark with both bat and ball.

An amazing spell on debut saw him take three wickets in eight balls to arrive on the Test scene in some style while also catching the eye with the bat at crucial moments.

Rory Burns 

For the fifth successive season, Rory Burns passed 1000 first-class runs for Surrey while also captaining the side to their first County Championship title since 2002.

The leading first-class run scorer in the country was duly selected for England and toured both Sri Lanka and the West Indies opening the batting.

Rory Burns leads the Specsavers County Championship team of the season