Melbourne renegades all-rounder Will Sutherland has become the recipient of the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award.
After being voted as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year at the Australian Cricket Awards 2021, Sutherland has proven his worth as a remarkable young talent of the country.
The talented player has already been shortlisted to play for Australia A against India A. Needless to say the latest recognition will open many more doors for him.
The youngster has carved his name alongside 21 previous winners of the glittering award 17 of whom have represented the Australian national team.
“It’s a massive honour, massive privilege to win this award,” Sutherland said after receiving the award.
“I had a look at some of the names who had won it and it was pretty amazing to see. Even Will Pucovski, seeing what he’s been able to do the next couple of years after winning it is pretty eye-opening. So hopefully I can just keep doing what I’ve been doing and see what happens,” the 21-year old added.
Some of the notable names on the list of the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award include Ricky Ponting, David Warner, and Brett Lee.
Will Pucovski won the award in 2019 at the age of 19 years. Pucovski made his Test debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and garnered appreciation from all around for an impressive Test start.
Will Sutherland started playing cricket at the age of 17. A player of the Australia under-19 team, he has played up to 8 first-class matches and 13 List A games. The all-rounder has picked up 25 wickets in 8 FC matches, including two fifers, apart from scoring 100 runs. He received a call up by Victoria for the seventh season of the Big Bash League (BBL).
The Bradman Young Cricketer Award is given to the player under 24 years, who has played not more than 10 first-class games before January 26 every year. The player is presented with a bat personally signed by Sir Donald Bradman.