WINDIES CRICKETERS WIN ESPN AWARDS
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 27, 2017
West Indies cricket stars win big at the ESPNcricinfo awards.
The ESPNcricinfo awards honor the best batting and bowling performances in international cricket. At is awards ceremony last Friday, captains for the Windies men and women’s teams, Carlos Brathwaite and Hayley Matthews’ were voted the best T20 batting performances of 2016.
Brathwait and Matthews were awarded based on their performances in the World T20 finals last year – which both teams won. Matthews made her maiden T20I half-century – which was the highest score ever in a Women’s World T20 final. While Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes to give the West Indies men their second World T20 title.
“The ESPNcricinfo Awards are about meaning and context,” Sambit Bal, editor-in-chief of ESPNcricinfo, said, “so we are chuffed a ten-ball innings sits beside a score of 258 in the list of winners.
The ESPNcricinfo Awards is one of any accolades received by the West Indies teams, since winning the double championships.