Winners List of “Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award” Since 1889

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    Wisden Award

    The Wisden Cricketers of the Year are cricketers selected for the honour by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, based primarily on their “influence on the previous English season”.

    • The award began in 1889 with the naming of “Six Great Bowlers of the Year”, and continued with the naming of “Nine Great Batsmen of the Year” in 1890 and “Five Great Wicket-Keepers” in 1891.
    • In the 2000 edition, the editor Matthew Engel recognised that the best players in the world were typically no longer playing English domestic cricket, and opted to select the Cricketers of the Year based on their performances anywhere in the world
    • From 2000 to 2003 the award was made based on players’ impact on cricket worldwide rather than just the preceding season in England,but the decision was reversed in 2004 with the introduction of a separate Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award.

    Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award Winners

    Following are the list of Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award Winners since its introduction year(1889).

    • No players were named for the Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award in 1916 or 1917, as the First World War prevented any first-class cricket being played in England, while in 1918 and 1919 the recipients were five schoolboy cricketers.
    • From 1941 to 1946, the Second World War caused the same issue and no players were named for the Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award.
    YearRecipient(s)
    1889George Lohmann, Johnny Briggs, John Ferris, Charles Turner, Sammy Woods, Bobby Peel
    1890Bobby Abel, Billy Barnes, Billy Gunn, Louis Hall, Robert Henderson, Maurice Read, Arthur Shrewsbury, Frank Sugg, Albert Ward
    1891Jack BlackhamGregor MacGregorDick PillingMordecai SherwinHenry Wood
    1892William AttewellJ. T. HearneFrederick MartinArthur MoldJohn Sharpe
    1893Herbie HewettLionel PalairetWalter ReadStanley ScottAndrew Stoddart
    1894George GiffenAlec HearneStanley JacksonHarry TrottTed Wainwright
    1895Bill BrockwellJack BrownC. B. FryTom HaywardArchie MacLaren
    1896W. G. Grace
    1897Syd GregoryDick LilleyRanjitsinhjiTom RichardsonHugh Trumble
    1898Frederick BullWillis CuttellFrank DruceGilbert JessopJack Mason
    1899Wilfred RhodesWilliam StorerCharlie TownsendAlbert TrottWilliam Lockwood
    1900Joe DarlingClem HillArthur JonesMonty NobleRobert Poore
    1901Tip FosterSchofield HaighGeorge Herbert HirstTom TaylorJohn Tunnicliffe
    1902Len BraundCharlie McGaheyFrank MitchellWillie QuaifeJohnny Tyldesley
    1903Warwick ArmstrongCuthbert BurnupJames IremongerJim KellyVictor Trumper
    1904Colin BlytheJohn GunnAlbert KnightWalter MeadPlum Warner
    1905Bernard BosanquetErnest HalliwellJames HallowsPercy PerrinReggie Spooner
    1906David DentonWalter LeesGeorge ThompsonJoe VineLevi Wright
    1907Jack CrawfordArthur FielderErnie HayesKenneth HutchingsNeville Knox
    1908Albert HallamReggie SchwarzFrank TarrantBert VoglerThomas Wass
    1909Walter BrearleyLord HawkeJack HobbsAlan MarshalJohn Newstead
    1910Warren BardsleySydney BarnesDouglas CarrArthur DayVernon Ransford
    1911Harry FosterAlfred HartleyCharlie LlewellynRazor SmithFrank Woolley
    1912Frank FosterJ. W. HearneSep KinneirPhil MeadHerbert Strudwick
    1913John Wisden
    1914Major BoothGeorge GunnBill HitchAlbert RelfLionel Tennyson
    1915Johnny DouglasPercy FenderWally HardingeDonald KnightSydney Smith
    1918Harry CalderJohn FirthClement GibsonGerard RotherhamGreville Stevens
    1919Percy AdamsPercy ChapmanAdrian GoreLionel HedgesNorman Partridge
    1920Andy DucatPatsy HendrenPercy HolmesHerbert SutcliffeErnest Tyldesley
    1921Pelham Warner
    1922Hubert AshtonJack BryanJack GregoryCharlie MacartneyTed McDonald
    1923Arthur CarrTich FreemanCharlie ParkerJack RussellAndy Sandham
    1924Arthur GilliganRoy KilnerGeorge MacaulayCec ParkinMaurice Tate
    1925Bob CatterallJack MacBryanHerbie TaylorDick TyldesleyWilliam Whysall
    1926Jack Hobbs
    1927George GearyHarold LarwoodJack MercerBert OldfieldBill Woodfull
    1928Roger BluntCharlie HallowsWally HammondDouglas JardineVallance Jupp
    1929Les AmesGeorge DuckworthMaurice LeylandSam StaplesJack White
    1930Ted BowleyDuleepsinhjiTuppy Owen-SmithWalter RobinsBob Wyatt
    1931Donald BradmanClarrie GrimmettBeverley LyonIan PeeblesMaurice Turnbull
    1932Bill BowesStewie DempsterJames LangridgeNawab of Pataudi seniorHedley Verity
    1933Ewart AstillFreddie BrownAlec KennedyC. K. NayuduBill Voce
    1934Fred BakewellGeorge HeadleyStan NicholsLeslie TownsendCyril Walters
    1935Stan McCabeBill O’ReillyGeorge PaineBill PonsfordJim Smith
    1936Jock CameronErrol HolmesBruce MitchellDenis SmithArthur Wellard
    1937Charlie BarnettBill CopsonAlf GoverVijay MerchantStan Worthington
    1938Tom GoddardJoe Hardstaff JrLen HuttonJim Parks SrEddie Paynter
    1939Hugh BartlettBill BrownDenis ComptonKenneth FarnesArthur Wood
    1940Learie ConstantineBill EdrichWalter KeetonBrian SellersDoug Wright
    1947Alec BedserLaurie FishlockVinoo MankadPeter SmithCyril Washbrook
    1948Martin DonnellyAlan MelvilleDudley NourseJack RobertsonNorman Yardley
    1949Lindsay HassettBill JohnstonRay LindwallArthur MorrisDon Tallon
    1950Trevor BaileyRoly JenkinsJohn LangridgeReg SimpsonBert Sutcliffe
    1951Godfrey EvansSonny RamadhinAlf ValentineEverton WeekesFrank Worrell
    1952Bob AppleyardTom DolleryJim LakerPeter MayEric Rowan
    1953Harold GimblettTom GraveneyDavid SheppardStuart SurridgeFred Trueman
    1954Neil HarveyTony LockKeith MillerJohnny WardleWillie Watson
    1955Bruce DoolandFazal MahmoodEric HolliesBrian StathamGeorge Tribe
    1956Colin CowdreyDoug InsoleJackie McGlewHugh TayfieldFrank Tyson
    1957Dennis BrookesJim BurkeMalcolm HiltonGil LangleyPeter Richardson
    1958Peter LoaderArthur McIntyreCollie SmithMickey StewartClyde Walcott
    1959Les JacksonRoy MarshallArthur MiltonJohn ReidDerek Shackleton
    1960Ken BarringtonDonald CarrRay IllingworthGeoff PullarM. J. K. Smith
    1961Neil AdcockTed DexterRoy McLeanRaman Subba RowVic Wilson
    1962Bill AlleyRichie BenaudAlan DavidsonBill LawryNorm O’Neill
    1963Don KenyonMushtaq MohammadPeter ParfittPhil SharpeFred Titmus
    1964Brian CloseCharlie GriffithConrad HunteRohan KanhaiGarfield Sobers
    1965Geoffrey BoycottPeter BurgeJack FlavellGraham McKenzieBob Simpson
    1966Colin BlandJohn EdrichDick MotzPeter PollockGraeme Pollock
    1967Bob BarberBasil D’OliveiraColin MilburnJohn MurraySeymour Nurse
    1968Asif IqbalHanif MohammadKen HiggsJim Parks juniorNawab of Pataudi junior
    1969Jimmy BinksDavid GreenBarry RichardsDerek UnderwoodOssie Wheatley
    1970Basil ButcherAlan KnottMajid KhanMike ProcterDon Shepherd
    1971Jack BondClive LloydBrian LuckhurstGlenn TurnerRoy Virgin
    1972Geoff ArnoldBhagwat ChandrasekharLance GibbsBrian TaylorZaheer Abbas
    1973Greg ChappellDennis LilleeBob MassieJohn SnowKeith Stackpole
    1974Keith BoyceBevan CongdonKeith FletcherRoy FredericksPeter Sainsbury
    1975Dennis AmissMike DennessNorman GiffordTony GreigAndy Roberts
    1976Ian ChappellPeter LeeRick McCoskerDavid SteeleBob Woolmer
    1977Mike BrearleyGordon GreenidgeMichael HoldingViv RichardsBob Taylor
    1978Ian BothamMike HendrickAlan JonesKen McEwanBob Willis
    1979David GowerJohn LeverChris OldClive RadleyJohn Shepherd
    1980Joel GarnerSunil GavaskarGraham GoochDerek RandallBrian Rose
    1981Kim HughesRobin JackmanAllan LambClive RiceVintcent van der Bijl
    1982Terry AldermanAllan BorderRichard HadleeJaved MiandadRod Marsh
    1983Imran KhanTrevor JestyAlvin KallicharranKapil DevMalcolm Marshall
    1984Mohinder AmarnathJeremy ConeyJohn EmbureyMike GattingChris Smith
    1985Martin CroweLarry GomesGeoff HumpageJack SimmonsSidath Wettimuny
    1986Phil BainbridgeRichard EllisonCraig McDermottNeal RadfordTim Robinson
    1987John ChildsGraeme HickDilip VengsarkarCourtney WalshJames Whitaker
    1988Jonathan AgnewNeil FosterDavid HughesPeter RoebuckSaleem Malik
    1989Kim BarnettJeff DujonPhil NealeFranklyn StephensonSteve Waugh
    1990Jimmy CookDean JonesJack RussellRobin SmithMark Taylor
    1991Mike AthertonMohammad AzharuddinAlan ButcherDesmond HaynesMark Waugh
    1992Curtly AmbrosePhillip DeFreitasAllan DonaldRichie RichardsonWaqar Younis
    1993Nigel BriersMartyn MoxonIan SalisburyAlec StewartWasim Akram
    1994David BoonIan HealyMerv HughesShane WarneSteve Watkin
    1995Brian LaraDevon MalcolmTim MuntonSteve RhodesKepler Wessels
    1996Dominic CorkAravinda de SilvaAngus FraserAnil KumbleDermot Reeve
    1997Sanath JayasuriyaMushtaq AhmedSaeed AnwarPhil SimmonsSachin Tendulkar
    1998Matthew ElliottStuart LawGlenn McGrathMatthew MaynardGraham Thorpe
    1999Ian AustinDarren GoughMuttiah MuralitharanArjuna RanatungaJonty Rhodes
    2000Chris CairnsRahul DravidLance KlusenerTom MoodySaqlain Mushtaq
    2001Mark AlleyneMartin BicknellAndrew CaddickJustin LangerDarren Lehmann
    2002Andy FlowerAdam GilchristJason GillespieV. V. S. LaxmanDamien Martyn
    2003Matthew HaydenAdam HollioakeNasser HussainShaun PollockMichael Vaughan
    2004Chris AdamsAndrew FlintoffIan HarveyGary KirstenGraeme Smith
    2005Ashley GilesSteve HarmisonRobert KeyAndrew StraussMarcus Trescothick
    2006Matthew HoggardSimon JonesBrett LeeKevin PietersenRicky Ponting
    2007Paul CollingwoodMahela JayawardeneMohammed YousufMonty PanesarMark Ramprakash
    2008Ian BellShivnarine ChanderpaulOttis GibsonZaheer KhanRyan Sidebottom
    2009James AndersonDale BenkensteinMark BoucherNeil McKenzieClaire Taylor
    2010Stuart BroadMichael ClarkeGraham OnionsMatt PriorGraeme Swann
    2011Tamim IqbalEoin MorganChris ReadJonathan TrottNot awarded
    2012Tim BresnanAlastair CookGlen ChappleAlan RichardsonKumar Sangakkara
    2013Nick ComptonHashim AmlaJacques KallisDale SteynMarlon Samuels
    2014Shikhar DhawanCharlotte EdwardsRyan HarrisChris RogersJoe Root
    2015Moeen AliGary BallanceAdam LythAngelo MathewsJeetan Patel
    2016Jonny BairstowBrendon McCullumSteve SmithBen StokesKane Williamson
    2017Ben DuckettYounis KhanMisbah-ul-HaqToby Roland-JonesChris Woakes
    2018Shai HopeHeather KnightJamie PorterNatalie SciverAnya Shrubsole
    2019Tammy BeaumontRory BurnsJos ButtlerSam CurranVirat Kohli
    2020Jofra ArcherPat CumminsSimon HarmerMarnus LabuschagneEllyse Perry
    2021Zak CrawleyDarren StevensJason HolderDom SibleyMohammad Rizwan