London | An image of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo taking a full-length diving catch in mid-air has been named the WisdenMCC ‘Cricket Photograph of the Year 2014′.
The photo, taken by Getty Images photographer Matthew Lewis, shows Bravo stretching to dismiss Australia’s James Faulkner during last year’s ICC World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh. West Indies went on to win the match by six wickets with two deliveries remaining.
The judges also chose two runners-up. South African Morne de Klerk, another Getty Images photographer, captured a striking shot of Australia and South Africa’s players leaving the field at the end of day three of the Second Test at Port Elizabeth, in February.
Matthew Lewis was also the second runner-up — making him the first photographer in the history of the competition to be both winner and a runner-up.
His second image shows Nurul Hasan, of Bangladesh A, looking despairingly at his scattered stumps after being bowled by South Africa’s Dale Steyn during an ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match in Bangladesh, in March.
The competition attracted over 400 entries from around the world.
The winner and two runners-up are featured in the colour section of the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and the eleven shortlisted photos will be displayed at Lord’s this season.
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