2019 owing to various reasons was a pretty happening year for cricket fans around the globe. So, here is a look at top 5 major moments from the world of cricket during the year 2019.
Sri Lanka White Wash South Africa
A young Sri Lankan side white washed the Proteas 2-0 to become the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.
England Win The World Cup
England beat New Zealand in the final of the ICC world cup to win the mega event for the first time. The nerve-wrecking game was decided on the basis of a tie-breaker of boundaries after the regulation play and super over produced no winner. The final then can easily be termed as the best cricket game of the year 2019 if not an all time classic.
Australia Retain Ashes As Steven Smith And David Warner Stage Their Comebacks
Steven Smith and David Warner staged their comebacks during the year following a 12 month ball-tampering ban. Steven Smith’s batting then remained highlight of the English summer as the middle order batsman played a massive part in ensuring that Aussie boys retain Ashes. Ashes 2019 then ended in a 2-2 draw.
Sri Lanka White Wash Pakistan To End Their T20 Dominance
Pakistan has remained the number T20 side for over two years now. Nevertheless, 2019 saw their dominance in the format come to an end as neither could they win a single T20 series nor avoid embarrassment at home when a second string Sri Lankan side white washed them 3-0.
The Return Of Test Cricket In Pakistan
Pakistan played their first Test match home during the last month of the year after a gap of over ten years. The green caps eventually won the two match Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 to end a dismal year on a positive note.