LAHORE: Pakistan veteran batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have each been honored as one of Wisden\u2019s prestigious Five Cricketers of the Year in 2017 edition of Wisden Cricketers\u2019 Almanack, which is published this week.\r\n\r\nThe duo has been bestowed with this honor owing to their roles in a memorable series against England in their own den last summer. Their contributions not only helped Pakistan draw the series 2-2, but also took Pakistan Test team to number one in the rankings.\r\n<div class="IL_BASE">\u00a0"Misbah-ul-Haq was central to one of the most riveting series in England for years," writes editor Lawrence Booth. "His century in the First Test at Lord\u2019s set a benchmark for his team-mates, while his celebratory press-ups became one of the motifs of the year. Against the odds, he led Pakistan, without a home Test since 2009, to the top of the rankings - and all at the age of 42."<\/div>\r\n"With the pressure on, Younis Khan delivered. His classy 218 in the final Test of the summer, at The Oval, helped Pakistan square the series after successive defeats had left them in danger of squandering their win at Lord\u2019s. It was his 32nd Test hundred - and a reminder that his struggles earlier in the series had been a blip rather than part of a decline."\r\n\r\nIt is the first time in 21 years that two Pakistan cricketers have been named in Wisden\u2019s list. Previously, Saeed Anwar and Mushtaq Ahmed were named Wisden\u2019s cricketers of the year in 1997.\r\n\r\nEngland\u2019s Chris Woakes, Toby Roland-Jones and Ben Duckett complete the list of Wisden\u2019s prestigious Five Cricketers of the Year.\r\n\r\nIndia skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World by the Almanack.\r\n\r\nAccording to Booth, Virat Kohli had "the year of his dreams averaging more with the bat in each of the three formats than anyone: 75 in Tests, 92 in one-day internationals and 106 in Twenty20 internationals".