Uncover the Latest News About Jason Roy Was “Back to His Best”, 2023 Australian Cricket Awards Winners List, and New Puma India’s Brand Ambassador

In today’s cricket sports news, learn more about Jos Buttler, captain of England cricket team, saying Jason Roy’s hundred in a one-day international against South Africa showed that Roy was “back to his best.” Meanwhile, the 2023 Australian Cricket Awards are here. Who are the winners? Lastly, Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, is the newest brand ambassador for the sportswear company Puma India.

Jos Buttler, England Captain, Claims Jason Roy Was “Back to His Best” 

Original Source: England captain Jos Buttler says Jason Roy was ‘back to his best’ during ODI hundred against South Africa

Jason Roy was stressed.

After being dropped from last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, his lack of runs and the high scoring of others like Alex Hales and Will Jacks raised the possibility of the opener missing this autumn’s 50-over World Cup in India.

However, after 14 international innings without a fifty and lots of problems in local white-ball cricket, Roy crashed a 79-ball century against South Africa on Friday, scoring 113 off 91 deliveries with 11 fours and four sixes.

In Bloemfontein, England fell from 196-3 to 271 all out after being set 299 to win the opening of three ODIs, but captain Jos Buttler thought Roy was in top form.

After his team’s 27-run loss at Mangaung Oval, Buttler remarked of Roy: “It was an amazing innings filled of courage and great smashes.

“He looked great again, and I’m glad he worked hard to get there.

“He had a hard time. We all had bad times in cricket. It was great to watch him play so strongly.”

Roy: This year was terrible.

On Saturday, Roy said he was “overcome with a few emotions” after hitting his century and got little sleep.

He said: “Only five hours of sleep. It was my best five-hour sleep. Since it’s been a rough year, I was emotional.

“(The hundred celebration) had a little amount of rage about it only because I set everything to the back of my mind, locked a few things up in a cupboard, and went out and played the way I have played throughout my career.

“It was lovely, but I was unhappy I hadn’t reached that mindset sooner.

“I’ve played a lot of games, and even a horrible year can be forgotten.

“We need to keep pushing and maintain this environment because it’s a big year for 50-over cricket. I’ve got to keep scoring runs and get this team back to where we were in 2019.”

“Roy appeared more composed and balanced.”

Hales, Jacks, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt, Jonny Bairstow (when fit), and possibly Zak Crawley were all in contention to replace Roy.

Michael Atherton, Sky Sports Cricket: “Roy’s performance was crucial.

After achieving ODI century against South Africa, Jason Roy roars. Getty Images

Image: Sky Sports Roy’s ton at Mangaung Oval was “calm and balanced,” according to Michael Atherton “Every cricketer knows that when they’re under the spotlight, they can’t avoid it.

“He seemed calmer and more balanced to me. He hit some nice shots and played well.

“His emotions after getting the hundred told you all you needed to know about the innings’ importance.”

What was Roy’s issue?

Nasser Hussain, former England captain and Sky Sports Cricket pundit, added: “Sometimes your strength is your weakness. I think he works more when he’s sick.

“He played out in front, but that’s how he plays. He leads when he’s good.

“You go with a hard bottom hand when you’re tight and angry, and we saw him pull the ball onto his stumps and nick it.

“He may learn a lot from his coolness and composure [in that hundred].”

2023 Australian Cricket Awards Winners List

Original Source: Full list of winners for the 2023 Australian Cricket Awards

Only three Australian cricketers have won the Allan Border Medal four times, including Steve Smith.

New South Wales’ Test player scored 863 runs at 71.92, including three centuries.

The 33-year-old also impressed in ODIs, hitting 539 runs at 67.37 in 11 matches, including 105 against New Zealand in Cairns.

Smith narrowly defeated colleagues Travis Head (144 votes) and David Warner (141 votes).

ODI Player of the Year goes to Warner.

Third-time Men’s ODI Player of the Year David Warner

Australia’s leading run-scorer during the voting period was the 36-year-old, who scored 552 runs at 42.46 with four fifties and a century. He scored 106 at the MCG during Australia’s recent ODI series against England, breaking a 1043-day drought.

Warner joined Shane Watson as the only cricketers to win the award three times.

He defeated Travis Head (550 runs at 68.75) and Steve Smith (539 runs at 67.37), as well as leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who was nominated for ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.

No other Australian cricketer took more than 16 ODI wickets at 17.53 than Zampa.

Warner and Smith both got 25 votes, but Warner won by a three-point countback. With 24 votes, Head followed them.

Beth Mooney scored 594 runs at 99.00 to win Women’s ODI Player of the Year.

The left-hander hit a career-best 133 against Pakistan in last week’s third ODI at North Sydney Oval after scoring an unbeaten 62 off 47 balls in the World Cup final in New Zealand.

Mooney narrowly defeated Meg Lanning (24 votes).

Second Belinda Clark Award for Mooney.

After a good year, Beth Mooney won the Belinda Clark Award.

Australia’s leading run-scorer throughout the voting period was the 29-year-old, who scored 976 runs at 102.6.

The first Shane Warne Test Player of the Year is Khawaja.

After a stellar year in Australian whites, Usman Khawaja was named the inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year.

Khawaja scored 1020 runs at 78.46 in five-day cricket after returning to the Test team in January last year.

Short-named BBL12 Player

After hitting 458 runs at 35.23 and 144.47, Adelaide Strikers opener Matt Short was named Big Bash League player of the summer.

The 27-year-old bowled 11 wickets and struck a record 100 not out against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Summer’s Big Bash League Player of the Year was Sydney Sixers all-rounder Ash Gardner.

Marcus Stoinis was voted Men’s T20I Player of the Year after a stellar year in 20-over cricket.

During the voting period, the 33-year-old hit 347 runs at 31.54 and took eight wickets.

Stoinis scored a half-century in 17 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Perth Stadium during the T20 World Cup.

After winning ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, Tahlia McGrath earned Women’s T20I Player of the Year.

In 16 matches last year, the South Australian hit 435 runs at 62.14, including a career-best 91 not out against England in Australia’s undefeated Ashes campaign.

The 27-year-old took 13 wickets at 12.84 in 2022, including 3-13 from four overs against Barbados at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Wild Thing gets Bradman Young Cricketer Award

Lance Morris won Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year after a breakthrough Sheffield Shield season.

The 24-year-old, who leads the Sheffield Shield with 27 wickets at 18.40, was called up to the Australian Test squad earlier this summer.

Courtney Sippel was named Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year after a successful summer with the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire.

Harmanpreet Singh is Puma India’s Brand Ambassador

Original Source: Puma India ropes in cricket star Harmanpreet Singh as brand ambassador

Puma India signed women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur as its latest brand ambassador. Harmanpreet will endorse the brand’s footwear, apparel, and accessories throughout the year as part of the agreement.

Harmanpreet was hired after a unique sociological experiment revealed the nation’s gender perception in sports. The firm noted, “This is a huge step toward the brand’s goal to back women in the sports ecosystem.”

Harmanpreet joins Virat Kohli, footballers Neymar Jr. and Sunil Chhetri, boxer MC Mary Kom, cricketer Harleen Deol, and Para-Shooter Avani Lekhara as PUMA brand ambassadors.

The 33-year-old Punjabi hitter is India’s lone T20I centurion. Five of Harmanpreet’s six international hundreds have come in ODIs. In 2017, the most-capped T20I player won the Arjuna award.

“We’re excited to welcome skipper Harmanpreet Kaur to PUMA.” Her strong and fierce cricket matches our brand’s values. Puma has always been ahead of the curve in supporting, celebrating, and empowering women in sports. That’s a big step with this association. Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India and Southeast Asia, said, “Harmanpreet is a sporting icon and we believe this cooperation will inspire future generations and assist Indian women’s cricket achieve greater heights.”

In the fiscal year ending December 2021, Puma India earned 2,044 crore. In the current fiscal year, the company has 450 exclusive Indian outlets.

It said that PUMA has partnered with 250+ cricket, boxing, football, and para-sports athletes to promote sports culture in the country.

Summary of Today’s Cricket Sports News

Overall, England captain Jos Buttler said that Jason Roy’s hundred against South Africa showed that he was “back to his best.” After going 14 innings without a fifty in international play, Jason Roy finally broke through with a century against South Africa in Bloemfontein, but it wasn’t enough to prevent England from falling behind by a game and ultimately losing the series.

On the other hand, the 2023 Allan Border Medal went to Steve Smith, the third Australian cricketer to win it four times. David Warner is the third-time Men’s ODI Player of the Year. After another outstanding year, Beth Mooney received the Belinda Clark Award. Usman Khawaja earned the inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award after a stellar year in Australian colours. After a stellar year in T20Is, Marcus Stoinis was voted Men’s T20I Player of the Year. Tahlia McGrath earned Women’s T20I Player of the Year a few days after being awarded ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year.

Finally, Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, was recently named a spokesperson for Puma India. To fulfill the terms of the agreement, Harmanpreet will serve as an ambassador for the brand all year long, wearing and promoting their footwear, clothes, and accessories.