The highly reputed 'Wisden Cricketer's Almanack' has named it's '5⃣ Cricketers of the Year' for 2015-16👏. Aussie captain Steven Smith, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson (both NZ), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (both ENG) are the cricketers👍 who have been selected for the honour this time around. The principal criteria for the award is excellence✨ and influence over the previous English summer☀, while no recipient can be awarded more than once. Smith was the leading run-scorer of last year's Ashes, which was won by England.
Lawrence Booth is the current editor✍ of Wisden.