Kohli Named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in World

Published on April 12, 2019
Wisden or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has named Virat Kohli as the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2018 as well as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year.
Kohli named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

Details:

  • Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is joined by Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns in Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year list.
  • Indian player Smriti Mandhana bagged the Women's Leading Cricketer of the Year.
  • Rashid Khan of Afghanistan bagged the Leading T20 Cricketer of the Year.

About Wisden or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack:

  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (or simply Wisden) is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom.
  • Wisden was founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden (1826–84).
  • Its annual publication has continued uninterrupted to the present day, making it the longest running sports annual in history.
  • Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year represent a tradition that dates back in Wisden to 1889.
  • This makes Wisden's oldest individual award in cricket.
  • The editor chooses cricketers based n their "influence on the previous English season".
  • In October 2013, an all-time Test World XI was announced to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
  • In 1998, an Australian edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack was launched. It ran for eight editions.
  • In 2012, an Indian edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack was launched (dated 2013).

Question:

Q. Wisden or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has named whom as the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2018 as well as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year?
a. Rohit Sharma
b. Chris Gayle
c. Virat Kohli
d. Joe Root

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