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Wisden-MCC Cricket Photo of the Year 2017

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Wisden and the MCC have named their favourite cricket photographs from the last year. Here is a rundown of the shortlisted contenders and the winning picture.

11. Shortlist – Uday Devrukhkar (Amateur)

Children enjoy a match amongst the accumulated litter on Versova beach, using makeshift cricket gear with a chair for stumps and a canine fielder. Between July 2015 and May 2017, 5.3m kilograms of rubbish was removed from the 2.5 kilometre stretch of beach. By December 2017 the beach was once again covered with plastic and litter. December 30, 2017, Mumbai, India.

10. Shortlist – Archie Brooksbank (Bladesman Productions)

MCC Playing Member Archie Brooksbank used a drone camera to capture the action of the MCC out-match against Alderney, whilst also participating for the MCC team. May 31, 2017, Alderney, Channel Islands, UK.

9. Shortlist – Faisal Khan (Freelance for Anadolu Agency)

A boy lifts his cricket bat to strike a ball on a deserted street during a curfew in Srinagar, overseen by officers from India’s Central Reserve Police Force. July 13, 2017, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

8. Shortlist – Michael Bradley (AFP/Getty Images)

Theunis de Bruyn (left) is run out after colliding with his South African teammate, Hashim Amla (right), on the fourth day of the third Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park. March 28, 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand.

7. Shortlist – Saqib Majeed (Freelance)

In the shadow of the Zabarwan mountain range, a boy helps his younger friend play a shot in an informal practice session in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. March 13, 2017, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

6. Shortlist – Mike Hewitt (Getty Images)

Moeen Ali of England celebrates with his teammates after completing a hat-trick to give England victory in the third Test between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval. July 31, 2017, London, UK.

5. Shortlist – Mark Kolbe (Getty Images)

Australia batsman David Warner celebrates his century on the first day of the third Test between Australia and Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground. Warner became the fifth batsman ever to score a century before lunch on the first morning of a Test. January 3, 2017, Sydney, Australia.

4. Shortlist – Scott Barbour (Getty Images)

England’s Alastair Cook bats on the third day of the fourth Test in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. December 28, 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

3. Runner-up – Stu Forster (Getty Images)

New Zealand bowler Hannah Rowe in action during an ICC Women’s World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at The Cooper Associates County Ground. July 8, 2017, Taunton, UK.

2. Runner-up – David Rowe (Freelance)

Surrey’s Sam Curran is bowled by Paul Walter of Essex in a NatWest T20 Blast match at the Kia Oval. July 19, 2017, London, UK.

1. Winner – Stu Forster (Getty Images)

Katherine Brunt of England takes a selfie with the victorious team and the trophy after winning the ICC Women’s World Cup Final between England and India at Lord’s Cricket Ground. July 23, 2017, London, UK.

Which was your favourite photograph? Comment below.

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