David Warner wins Allan Border Medal

David Warner thanked his wife for helping to salvage his cricket career as he accepted his first Allan Border Medal on Wednesday night.

Warner topped the polls, tallying 240 votes to win the most-coveted prize ahead of Steve Smith (219) and Mitchell Starc (183).

The 29-year-old was also named Test player of the year, while Glenn Maxwell was crowned ODI player of the year.


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Warner was full of praise for his wife, Candice Falzon, in his acceptance speech.

“Candice, you’re my rock. I love you to death and I probably wouldn’t be playing cricket today without you,” he said.

“She really nailed into my head … about being disciplined. I owe a lot of credit to her for keeping me on the straight and narrow,” he told reporters.

“She was up at 4am in the morning and I was still in bed … (before he started to) really train hard.

“Candice told me to keep believing … keep being disciplined.

“You have to learn somehow in some way. I’ve learnt my lesson.

“The last two to three years, I really have turned the corner and that’s something I’m really proud of.”

 

There was no T20 prize awarded as Australia only played one match in 2015.