MELBOURNE – Australian fast bowler Mitchell Jhonson wins the International Cricket Council (ICC) best player of the year award and becomes a second Australian player after Ricky Ponting to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy twice.
Mitchell Jhonson, who also won the ICC cricketer of the year award in 2009, took 59 test wickets with the average of 15.23 and 21 wickets in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in a calendar year of 2013-2014.
It’s a posthumous moment for Jhonson to become the best player of the year and named with great player of cricket.
In December 2005, Johnson was selected for the Australian ODI team, making his debut against New Zealand in Christchurch. Till now he has taken 270 wickets in Test matches and 218 ODIs wickets.
Australian Pacer is also nominated as an ambassador for 11th International Cricket Council World Cup 2015. He said “I have been fortunate to participate in two World Cups to date and the Australia team is working hard to head into this tournament with some form and momentum.