Virat Kohli is ahead of tennis ace Rafael Nadal in the ESPN list.
He was also named captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year.
The venue has seen only a solitary win for India so far.
India have defeated Australia only twice at Melbourne, the venue of the Third Test match.
The Indian captain was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2018.
Kohli also scored his 37th ODI century in the second match of the series against West...
Kohli scored 139 as India piled on the runs against West Indies in the First Test.
20 sportspersons, including Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das, received the Arjuna Award.
20 sportspersons including Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das have been recommended for the Arjuna Award.
Virat Kohli will be looking to erase the bitter memories of the 2014 series.