Nick Compton named among Wisden's cricketers of the year

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 19:01




England batsman Nick Compton has been named one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year.


The 29-year-old Somerset player is the only Englishman on this year's list and emulates grandfather Denis, who earned the accolade in 1939.


West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels and the South African trio of Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn are also recognised.


Australia captain Michael Clarke is named leading cricketer in the world.


The cricketers of the year are nominated for their achievements in the previous English summer and can only receive a Wisden nomination once in their career.


The five cricketers of the year are chosen by the editor of Wisden, which this year marks its 150th anniversary.