With England being knocked out of the World Cup without reaching the quarter-finals, Three Lions fans will be laying the blame at the feet of their own players (and KP, probably) but also Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah, our Dunamis Player of the Week.
If we could give away awards for sheer wicket-taking joy, and the most exuberant celebration ritual in world cricket, then South Africa spinner Imran Tahir would win every week. Oh what the heck, we’re giving it to him anyway.
The most hashed out ‘joke’ online this week has been that at last there will be a South African in the World Cup final, and we’re going to hand said Saffer-turned-Kiwi, Grant Elliott, our Dunamis Player of the Week gong.
With only one cricket match taking place this past week, that little event called the World Cup final in Melbourne, pickings were slim for a Dunamis Player of the Week, but luckily one man put his hand up.
For a guy who gets ridiculed quite a lot on Twitter, especially after Boyd Rankin called him the ‘most talented’ cricketer he’s played with, England fast bowler Chris Woakes impressed enough to be our Dunamis Cricket player of the week.
The coveted Cricket365 Player of the Week award, even more valuable than the ICC gongs handed out this week, according to the players, is given to a person who had a significant impact on the result of a game.
Before the Test began, Younis didn’t have a ton against Australia and was behind Inzamam-ul-Haq as Pakistan’s leading century maker. By the end of the Test, both those stats had changed thanks to his two tons.
There hasn’t been much cricket on the go this week (thanks, Indian weather!), so technically this should be our Player of the Fortnight, and in honour of such a rare title, we’re giving it to a guy with rare talent.