David Warner wins Allan Border Medal 2016

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Melbourne, Jan 27: Australia's opening batsman David Warner on Wednesday (January 27) won the All Border Medal and also the Test Player of the Year honours here.

"David Warner on Wednesday night became just the 11th player to receive Australian cricket's greatest individual honour when he was named the Allan Border Medallist for 2016, a media release from Cricket Australia (CA) said.

David Warner

"And the 29 year-old from New South Wales, who was elevated to the Test and One-Day International vice-captaincy during the voting period, also collected Test Player of the Year honours," it added.

Glenn Maxwell was named One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year, while all-rounder Ellyse Perry won her first Belinda Clark Award for the country's best-performed female player.

Warner polled a total of 240 votes in the Allan Border Medal count to finish ahead of Australia captain and last year's Allan Border Medallist Steve Smith, who collected 219 votes during the same period. Mitchell Starc (183) finished third in the count, despite missing a large portion of the 2015-16 summer with injury.

Warner registered six centuries and nine half-centuries at a blistering strike-rate of 90.91 during the voting period that started with the Carlton-Mid ODI against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 16 January 2015 and ran through to the third Commonwealth Bank Test against the West Indies that wrapped up on 7 January this year.

In total he scored 1,990 runs for Australia across the three formats of Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) at 56.86, including a highest score of 253 in the second Commonwealth Bank Test against New Zealand at the WACA Ground in Perth.

His efforts in the Test arena saw him register 30 votes for the period, ahead of Smith (24 votes) and Mitchell Starc (18 votes).

After receiving the awards, Warner said, "I was really nervous and can't believe I have got across the line (to win both the Test Player of the Year Award and the Allan Border Medal). I think I am going to have to sit down over the next couple of weeks and let it all sink in.

"I have had to turn myself around and my wife Candice has been a huge part of that. I have wanted to be a big part of the Australian team and she has always told me to set myself goals and to keep believing in myself.

"I set my goals as going out there and doing what I can for the team, and trying to score hundreds is my goal - and big hundreds. I have been lucky enough to be playing cricket with my mates and I am passionate about that."

Glenn Maxwell

Maxwell, 27, said: "It is pretty exciting to win this award and it is pretty exciting to think about how much success we have had over the past 12 months.

"The (ICC Cricket) World Cup was something else, and to win this award in a year when we won a Cricket World Cup in our home country is an absolute honour. It is pretty special."

Both Warner and Maxwell are currently involved in limited overs series against India at home. Yesterday, India beat the hosts by 37 runs in the Twenty20 International opener in Adelaide.


The award winners

Allan Border Medal - David Warner

Belinda Clark Award - Ellyse Perry

Test Player of the Year - David Warner

One-Day International Player of the Year - Glenn Maxwell

Domestic Player of the Year - Adam Voges (Western Australia/Perth Scorchers)

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - Alex Ross (South Australia/Adelaide Strikers)


Previous winners of Allan Border Medal

2000 - Glenn McGrath

2001 - Steve Waugh

2002 - Matthew Hayden

2003 - Adam Gilchrist

2004 - Ricky Ponting

2005 - Michael Clarke

2006 - Ricky Ponting

2007 - Ricky Ponting

2008 - Brett Lee

2009 - Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke

2010 - Shane Watson

2011 - Shane Watson

2012 - Michael Clarke

2013 - Michael Clarke

2014 - Mitchell Johnson

2015 - Steve Smith


Voting tallies

Allan Border Medallist - David Warner (240 votes)

Runners up for the award

Steve Smith (219 votes)

Mitchell Starc (183 votes)


Belinda Clark Medallist - Ellyse Perry (33 votes)

Runners up for the award

Meg Lanning (20 votes)

Rene Farrell (15 votes)


Test Player of the Year - David Warner (30 votes)

Runners up for the award

Steve Smith (24 votes)

Mitchell Starc (18 votes)

ODI Player of the Year - Glenn Maxwell (28 votes)

Runners up for the award

Mitchell Starc (25 votes)

Mitchell Marsh (23 votes)


Domestic Player of the Year - Adam Voges (32.41% of the vote)

Runners up for the award

Michael Klinger with 30.56% of the vote

Callum Ferguson with 12.04% of the vote


Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - Alex Ross (31.86% of the vote)

Runners up for the award

Travis Dean with 24.24% of the vote

Joel Paris with 21.24% of the vote

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