Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal for the third time

Steve Smith won the third Allan Border Medal of his career. Steve Smith, who got 126 votes edged his teammates Pat Cummins (114 votes) and Aaron Finch (97 votes) to claim the medal.

The Allan Border Medal is the most prestigious award in Australian men’s cricket. Former Australian skipper’s Ricky Pointing and Michael Clarke received this medal four times each in their careers.


Steve Smith equalled his teammate David Warner’s tally of having three Allan Border Medals to his name.

Previously Steve Smith won the award in 2015 and 2018. Smith, who recently won the ICC Test Player of the Decade Trophy, was also rewarded with Cricket Australia ODI Player of the Year award.

Pat Cummins claimed the Test Player of the year award, while Ashton Agar took the T20I Player of the Year award.

While Steve Smith did not have a memorable 2020 in Test cricket, his ODI records said otherwise. In ODI Smith aggregated 568 runs at an average of 63.11 and scored 217 T20I runs last year at a strike rate of 131.52.

Since Smith was not at his best in Test cricket in 2020, he was amazed when he received the Allan Border Medal.

Smith said, “I was a bit surprised, I didn’t feel I had the biggest Test summer, which I think holds the most votes. I think my one-day cricket was pretty good last year, so a lot of votes there, but it’s obviously an honour to win this for the third time.”