Indian captain Virat Kohli, for the third consecutive time, has been named as The Wisden Almanack's Leading Cricketer of the Year for 2018.
Meanwhile, Kohli has also been named as one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year, where he is joined by England quartet Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Tammy Beaumont - who scored a 47-ball T20 hundred against South Africa at Taunton in June.
Kohli, who scored only 134 runs during India's previous tour of England in 2014 showed great character and scored 593 runs during India-England five-test series past year at an average of over 59 and booked his place on the list.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan was named the world's leading Twenty20 cricketer for a second year running.
Virat Kohli became the first player to win the award for leading cricketer in the world in three successive years.
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"But the analogy was imperfect: where Brexit had plenty of advocates, it was hard to find anyone beyond a small group within the ECB's offices who believed that cricket, its fixture list already unfathomable, needed a fourth format". On the tour of England this time around, Kohli scored 593 runs and eventually finished the year with five Test centuries.
Kohli, who is top of the Test and one-day global rankings, scored 2,735 runs in all formats in 2018, outstripping nearest rival, England´s Joe Root, by more than 700 runs. Her brilliant form also saw her clock 421 runs in the Women's Super League with an astonishing strike rate of 174.68. This included 11 centuries.
England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson and leading run-scorer Alastair Cook - who retired from global cricket in 2018 - are on the front cover of the 156th edition of the Wisden Almanack.
"And 2018 was her most prolific year yet".