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To remember and acknowledge the great services of their heroes, the Australians have a tradition of doing something cheerful every year. This time around in the summer season of 2016, the mighty Australians have carried on their tradition to hold the Allan Border Medal voting event that takes place to select the best cricketer in the One Days, Test Matches and the ODIs.
In the Allan Border Medal, the player is selected who is voted the best among the players, umpires and media representatives. This award is the most important award in Australian cricket. This gives cricketers their career and help them boost their morale to keep playing great for Australia.
The Allan Border Award started first time in the year 2000 when it was named after the legendary Allan Border who was the most thrilling captain of Australia in the 80s. Allan Border won the world cup for Australia in India Pakistan in 1987. The voting is not limited to players who only played One Day cricket. The Test cricketers are also included into this competition. Allan Border award is the best award of Australia. It has many categories like “ Best Test Player, Best ODI player, Best T20 Player, Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year and Women’s International Cricketer of the Year”.
Crown Casino becomes the thrilling place in Melbourne city. The award is presented in January and February each year. The great Aussie legends over the years have won this prestigious award. Few of them were Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Clark, Brett Lee, Shane Watson, Steve Smith last year and the current player David Warner.
Surprisingly not so long ago, David Warner was suspended for one month during the 2013 Ashes tour, he was not among the good guys of Australian cricket back then. He has done a tremendous job so far to gain some good name in the books of Australian cricket records and also among the fans of cricket.
Especially the love of Australians is tremendously shown by the fact the David Warner has been named as the Best Test Match player of Australia in the Allan Border Awards. David Warner won this medal by beating the most popular Steve Smith from the last year with 219 votes.
David Warner was selected winner for the first time this year. He was ahead of Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith in the voting. Smith also took a huge number of votes this year, 219. But Warner managed to beat him today with 248 votes.Mitchell Starc remained at the third place with 183 votes. Steve Smith had to settle for the second position this year. This popularity has been a direct result of Warner’s performance in the New Zealand Series where he was the player of the series. Warner made 592 runs in the test matches against New Zealand in only 3 test matches.
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Starc may not be very lucky this summer because he was the actual star of the world cup 2015 for Australia. He was named as the player of the tournament. Belinda Clark Award goes to the best and most prestigious Australian woman in the cricket. Ellyse Perry managed to grab the award this year as her first one. She was voted highest among women because she was the leading run scorer and the wicket taker for Australia.Warner is married to Candice Falzon who is not only his wife and life partner, but also a lady with Iron will. She is a reason Warner has been able to do wonders in the test cricket as well as the ODIs. Warner said that Candice Falzon provides him peace of mind and he is thankful to her for her support for his career. Recently they gave birth to a second child.