Review of 2014

SpitfiresKent

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We do this at the end of every year. Share your favourite cricketing moments of 2014 :)

Batting Category:

Best Batsman -
Best Youngster -
Most Improved Batsman -
Best Innings -
Failure of the year -

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler -
Best Youngster -
Most Improved Bowler -
Best Innings -
Failure of the year -

Team Category:
Best Team -
Most Improved Team -
Decline of the year -

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series -
Best match -
Most surprising/shocking incident -
 
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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Steve Smith (AUS)
Best Youngster - ?
Most Improved Batsman - Virat Kohli (India)
Best Innings - Misbah fastest century, (equalling Viv Richards): 2nd test Pak vs AUS, Abu Dhabi
Failure of the year - C. Pujara (India)

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Trent Boult (NZ)
Best Youngster - ?
Most Improved Bowler - T. Boult (NZ)
Best Innings - T.Southee/T. Boult (2nd inns, 1st test versus SL at Christchurch)
Failure of the year - All India's fast bowlers barring I. Sharma

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - India

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - Australia vs Pak (UAE)
Best match - 5thTest: England v India at The Oval
Most surprising/shocking incident - Phil Hughes death
 

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Brendon McCullum
Best Youngster - Joe Root
Most Improved Batsman - Steve Smith
Best Innings - Brendon McCullum's 195 v Sri Lanka on Boxing Day
Failure of the year - Alastair Cook

Been a poor year for bowling so I've left that out.

Team Category:
Best Team - too tough to call
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - England v Sri Lanka Tests
Best match - 1st Test between Australia and India in Adelaide
Most surprising/shocking incident - Phil Hughes.
 

Epic

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Steve Smith
Best Youngster - Joe Root
Most Improved Batsman - Brendon McCullum
Best Innings - Brendon McCullum's 195 vs Sri Lanka in the 1st innings at Hagley Oval
Failure of the year - Cheteshwar Pujara

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Dale Steyn
Best Youngster - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Most Improved Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Innings - Ishant Sharma's 7 wickets vs England in the 2nd innings at Lord's
Failure of the year - Saeed Ajmal

Team Category:
Best Team - South Africa
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - ICC World Twenty20
Best match - Australia vs India at Adelaide Oval
Most surprising/shocking incident - Phil Hughes' death
 
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ethybubs

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - AB De Villiers
Best Youngster - Joe Root
Most Improved Batsman - Brendon McCullum
Best Innings - Misbah-Ul-Haq, equal fastest century (although I haven't seen any of McCullum's 195)
Failure of the year - Shane Watson

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Dale Steyn
Best Youngster - Trent Boult (what's the cut off age?)
Most Improved Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Innings - Dale Steyn 6/34
Failure of the year - Shane Watson

Team Category:
Best Team - South Africa
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Best match - Australia vs India at Adelaide
Most surprising/shocking incident - Shane Watson getting picked in any game ever.
 

SpitfiresKent

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Steve Smith
Best Youngster - Tom Latham
Most Improved Batsman - Steve Smith
Best Innings - Alex Hales 116* against Sri Lanka, World T20
Failure of the year - Alistair Cook

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Rangana Herath
Best Youngster - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Most Improved Bowler - Moeen Ali
Best Innings - John Nyumbu 5/181 on debut against South Africa
Failure of the year - Morne Morkel

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - Zimbabwe

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - England v India - test match series
Best match - Zimbabwe beating Australia in the tri-series
Most surprising/shocking incident - The death of Phillip Hughes.
 

Yuvi.

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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - AB de Villiars
Best Youngster - Ajinkya Rahane
Most Improved Batsman - Suresh Raina
Best Innings - Brendon McCullum against Pakistan
Failure of the year - Shane Watson

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Dale Steyn
Best Youngster - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Most Improved Bowler - Ryan Harris
Best Innings - Dale Steyn vs Kiwis in WT20
Failure of the year - Peter Siddle

Team Category:
Best Team - South Africa
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - West Indies

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - WT20
Best match - 2nd Test between NZ and PAK
Most surprising/shocking incident - Pakistan couldn't score 2 runs off a Glenn Maxwell last over.
 
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Rohith.

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - B.McCullum
Best Youngster - J.Root
Most Improved Batsman - S.Smith
Best Innings - Rohit's 264
Failure of the year - A.Cook

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - M.Johnson
Best Youngster - A.Patel
Most Improved Bowler - R.Herath
Best Innings - S.Binny vs Bangladesh
Failure of the year - India's bowling unit

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - Bangladesh
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - ICC WT20
Best match -CSK v KKR CLT20 final
Most surprising/shocking incident - P.Hughes sad demise, Dhoni's sudden retirement
 

Sulaiman7

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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - Kane Williamson
Most Improved Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed
Best Innings - Misbah ul Haq
Failure of the year - Alastair Cook

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Rangana Herath
Best Youngster - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Most Improved Bowler - Ajantha Mendis
Best Innings - Taijul Islam - 39/8 vs Zimbabwe
Failure of the year - Morné Morkel

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Best match - Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd test
Most surprising/shocking incident - Phillip Hughes' death.
 

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To be honest I don't think England have had much of a decline considering the performances at the end of last year/start of this year :D. Mine coming up in a minute ;).
 

CremerCurrans

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Brendon McCullum
Best Youngster - Mominul Haque
Most Improved Batsman - Regis Chakabva
Best Innings - Steven Smith
Disappointing Year - Vusi Sibanda

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Dale Steyn
Best Youngster - Taskin Ahmed
Most Improved Bowler - Tinashe Panyangara
Best Innings - John Nyumbu
Disappointing Year - Shingi Masakadza

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia (at home.)
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - Zimbabwe, Australia & South Africa triangular series
Best match - Only Test South Africa v Zimbabwe
Most surprising/shocking incident - Phillip Hughes
Most surprising/enjoyable moment - Luke Jongwe's International debut. :)
 

Aravind.

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Steve Smith
Best Youngster - Kane Williamson
Most Improved Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed
Best Innings - Sarfraz Ahmed 109 VS Australia in 1st test
Failure of the year - Alastair Cook

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Dale Steyn
Best Youngster - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Most Improved Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Innings - Dale Steyn VS NZ in T20 WC
Failure of the year - Saeed Ajmal

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand
Most Improved Team - Australia
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Tournament/Series - Pakistan vs Australia
Best match - India vs Australia, 1st test at at Adelaide
Most surprising/shocking incident - The death of Phillip Hughes.
 

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