MisbahHaq, Yunis Khan declared amongst top Cricketers of the world

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MisbahHaq, Yunis Khan declared amongst top Cricketers of the world

NEW DELHI: Pakistan test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan were among the five "Cricketers of the Year" in this year´s edition of the Wisden Cricketers´ Almanack, the publication announced on Wednesday.

India skipper Virat Kohli has been named the "Leading Cricketer in the World".

"Cricketers of the Year" group also included the English trio of Ben Duckett, Chris Woakes and Toby Roland-Jones.

Australia´s Ellyse Perry was named the world´s leading women´s cricketer.

Barring the just-concluded home series against Australia, Kohli had a fairytale year in which the batsman averaged more than anyone in all three formats, while his team lost only once in their 13-test home season.

Kohli´s 235 in the Mumbai test against England cemented his place as "the spiritual successor to Sachin Tendulkar", editor Lawrence Booth wrote.

Kohli is the third Indian, after Virender Sehwag (2008, 2009) and Tendulkar (2010), to have won the honour.