Abbott won this award by a vote of 44% and his competitor who is also his team mate in New South Wales got 15 % votes and Stionis the Victorian talented batsman gained almost 14 % votes. The eligiblity of being selected in this criteria is very interesting. The Player should be not more than 24 years and should not have played ore than 10 to 12 matches in First Class.
Abbott was very happy for winning the award and said “This award is the result of consistency in performance and trying to perform 100% every time i enter a cricket field. Abbott has performed excellent in domestic matches and in Sheffield Trophy and his performance is improving day by day with a new white ball he is very dangerous and hopefully a great prospect for Australia in future too. Despite being unable to grab a spot in the World Cup squad he is a great find for Aussies future plans. He is mentally very strong after what happened with his bouncer to Phil Hughes it was mental challenge for him to get back in his color and he just delivered by great perfomances.