Jonny Bairstow is inaugural winner of new Wisden Trophy Test award

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  • Award is for outstanding Test performance of the year
  • Bairstow’s twin centuries against India in July get the nod

Jonny Bairstow has been named the inaugural – and also the 130th – winner of the Wisden Trophy, a new award for the outstanding individual performance by a man or a woman in a Test. The award is introduced in the latest edition of the venerable Almanack, to be published on Thursday.

With the previous iteration of the Wisden Trophy, which was awarded to the winner of the England v West Indies Test series between 1963 and 2020, having passed into obsolescence following its replacement last year by a new Richards‑Botham Trophy, some fresh silverware was commissioned in time for the Almanack’s 160th edition.

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Written by Simon Burnton
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