December 6, 2021

Broad named Test Player of the Summer

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David Willey scoops ODI award, with Dawid Malan landing T20 prize

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Stuart Broad, David Willey and Dawid Malan have been named England’s Test, ODI and T20 Players of the Summer respectively

Stuart Broad, David Willey and Dawid Malan have been named England’s Test, ODI and T20 Players of the Summer respectively

Stuart Broad has been named England’s Test Player of the Summer after picking up 29 wickets in five matches against West Indies and Pakistan.

Broad, 34 was controversially omitted from the first Test against West Indies but returned in style, taking his wickets at an average of 13.41.

The seamer also became the second Englishman, after James Anderson, to reach 500 wickets in Test cricket, with that scalp coming amid a 10-wicket match haul against West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford.

Broad picked up 29 Test wickets this summer, including his 500th in the format Broad picked up 29 Test wickets this summer, including his 500th in the format

Broad picked up 29 Test wickets this summer, including his 500th in the format

Sky Sports Cricket’s Ebony Rainford-Brent said of Broad’s summer: “It had a bit of drama to it with him getting dropped for that first game and then coming back on his charge to get 500.

“What I really like about Broad is how his game evolves – there is no sign of him going backwards which sometimes you see as players get more mature. He’s getting the ball fuller, straighter and he’s taking wickets.”

Willey enjoyed a strong return to the England team against Ireland Willey enjoyed a strong return to the England team against Ireland

Willey enjoyed a strong return to the England team against Ireland

David Willey has been named Royal London ODI Player of the Summer after taking eight wickets and scoring 98 runs in the 2-1 series victory over Ireland in July and August.

The all-rounder – playing for England for the first time since being left out of their World Cup squad in 2019 – picked up a five-wicket haul in the first ODI while he made 47 and 51 not out in his two innings with the bat.

Rainford-Brent said: “He (Willey) is trying to force his way back in at the moment. He came out and performed, eight wickets with a brilliant economy rate as well.

“It’s because of the story for me. He knows he’s battling to get back in the white-ball side and when he got his opportunity he delivered.”

Malan is the No 1-ranked T20I batsman in the world Malan is the No 1-ranked T20I batsman in the world

Malan is the No 1-ranked T20I batsman in the world

Dawid Malan, meanwhile, was named Vitality IT20 Player of the Summer after scoring 213 runs, including two half-centuries, across six games against Pakistan and Australia.

The left-hander has now passed fifty in eight of his 16 T20 international innings and is currently the top-ranked batsman in the world in the format.

Rainford-Brent added of Malan: “It’s incredible that without a central contract he’s been able to deliver the position [of being No 1 in the world], so well done to him.

“He’s forced his way into the side and has dug England out of a hole a few times this summer. For me, he’s an incredible player and I hope he gets a bit more time in the England set-up.”