There is no arguing that sports have become a huge multi-billion dollar industry with hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world. Sportsmen have become new celebrities and idols for the younger generation. Cricket is not an exception. Find out which cricketers were the most successful in 2019
Without any doubt, the number one cricket player on our list is Australian batsman Steven Smith. The cricketer has become the number one news for many cricket portals including Stumped and others. 2019 was definitely a challenging year for the player.
After a ball-tampering scandal in 2018, Steve alongside his two other teammates was banned. On top of dealing with the major media storm and critique, he was absent for almost a year. However, in April 2019, he was back in the game. His every move was watched by the media and fans, and his return was epic. He showed brilliant skills and high-level performance during the Test matches.
However, the problems did not end there. During the Second Test of the Ashes 2019, Steve Smith was seriously hurt. He was hit by the English cricketer Jofra Archer right in the neck. He suffered a concussion and was forced to miss the Third Test completely. Nevertheless, it did not break the Australian Batsman. He returned for the Fourth Test and was named the player of the match due to the outstanding performance.
As we can see, 2019 was not easy for Smith. However, he managed to stay focused and even improved his skills in cricket. It all paid off at the end: in September 2019 Steve passed Virat Kohli and was named the top-ranked batsman in the world according to the ICC Player Rankings. We are sure Smith will continue showing his best game for the rest of the 2019 cricket season.
The number two most successful player of 2019 is Virat Kohli. He is a right-handed batsman and the captain for the Indian national cricket team. His outstanding skills and great job as a captain have made the Indian team one of the strongest in the game.
Up till September of 2019, Virat Kohli held the title of the number-one ranked batsman according to ICC. The position was recently taken by Steve Smith, but Virat is still one of the best batsmen in the world right now.
2019 was a good year for the player. He demonstrated a brilliant performance during the matches of the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the World Test Championship. For example, in June he became the fastest batsman based on the innings and scored 11,000 runs in One Day International cricket games. Moreover, a few days later he became the fastest cricketer in international cricket who scored more than 20,000 runs. In October 2019 during the match against the South Africa team, Virat Kohli was named the only Indian cricketer who had scored 7 double centuries in the Test Cricket.
Moreover, Kohli is one of the most successful players not only based on scores and cricket accomplishments but also in terms of his earnings. In 2018, he was named the richest cricketer in the world. We are sure, this year will be even more impressive for the Indian batsman.
The next successful cricketer of 2019 on our list is Rohit Sharma, Being 32 years old now, he is a skilled right-handed batsman and vice-captain for the Indian national cricket team. Rohit is considered to be one of the best batsmen in the world alongside Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
He has an aggressive batting style that works really good during the match: Rohit pressures his opponents to increase the chances of winning. 2019 was a really good year for the cricketer. In April, he was appointed vice-captain of India’s Squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Needless to say, Sharma demonstrated his professionalism and skills. For example, during the match against the South Africa team, he managed to score 122. He also made his 12,000th run in international cricket in 2019. Moreover, Rohit also became the first batsman who scored 5 centuries in the World Cup. His accomplishments in ODIs and Twenty20 International are also undeniable.
Also, Rohit Sharma is one of the highest-paid cricket players right now. As of 2019, his net worth is 18 million dollars. There is no doubt that Sharma will continue with excellent performance for the rest of the 2019th season.
The list of most successful cricketers of 2019 would not be complete without Pat Cummins. He is a 26-year-old bowler for the Australian national cricket team. Cricket experts agree that Pat is at the peak of his career at the moment as he has both a high level of skills and physical strength.
Cummins performed excellently during the first half of the 2019th cricket season. For example, in January 2019 he was appointed vice-captain for Test matches for his outstanding playing skills. During the 2018-2019 Sri Lanka tour in Australia, Pat managed to end the series with 14 wickets and was named the man of the series.
In addition to this, 2019 was full of awards and accomplishments for the cricketer. In summer 2019, his bowling rating reached 914 points. Moreover, according to the International Cricket Council Test Rankings, Cummins is the highest-ranked bowler in the world. He also holds the fifth position in all-rounder’s rankings. In 2019, Pat Cummins was also awarded Allan Border Medal, which is considered to be the highest individual award in the Australian cricket community As for the net worth of the Australian bowler, it is estimated at 1.5 million dollars. We cannot wait to see the future accomplishments of Pat Cummins.
To sum everything up, famous cricket players have become new idols and celebrities. They earn millions of dollars a year and live a luxurious lifestyle. The most successful cricket players of the 2019th season are Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. There is no doubt that these skilled and professional cricketers will impress us even more during the rest of the 2019th cricket season.