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Kohli—ICC ‘Cricketer of the Year’
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—India skipper
Virat Kohli has dominated the global awards, win-
ning the cricketer of the year and one-day interna-
tional cricketer of year awards and voted captain
of test team of the year.
Voters included members of the media, com-
mentators and former players from the 12 test
playing countries. They evaluated players’ perfor-
mances during the period of September 21, 2016
to December 31, 2017.
“It is a huge honor for me as it is probably the
biggest award we have in world cricket,” Kohli
said in a statement issued by the International
Cricket Council yesterday.
“Job satisfaction on the field is paramount, but
international recognition by the ICC is something
that every player feels privileged as it is at a global
level and is something that is very special to all
the cricketers because you are competing against
the best international cricketers across the globe.”
Kohli had been in terrific form during the vot-
ing period, scoring 2,023 runs in 18 test matches
with eight centuries and three half centuries; 1,818
runs in 31 one-day internationals with seven cen-
turies and 299 runs at a strike rate of 152.55 in 10
Steve Smith was second in cricketer of year
award voting, but the Australian captain was ad-
judged test cricketer of the year.
The 28-year-old Smith scored 1,875 runs in 16
test matches with eight centuries and five half cen-
turies to outvote his Indian counterpart.
Pakistan’s young fast bowler Hasan Ali was voted
as emerging cricketer of the year after bagging 48
wickets in 21 ODIs and 16 more in 11 Twenty20 in-
ternationals during the voting period.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan won the
associate cricketer of the year award for his 23
wickets in three four-day matches of ICC Inter-
The 18-year-old Rashid was the leading ODI
wicket-taker during the voting period with 50
wickets in 19 matches and further 23 wickets in 13
India’s Yuzvendra Chahal won T20I perfor-
mance of the year award while Marais Erasmus
was awarded the ICC umpire of the year award for
India captain—Virat Kohli
the second successive time.
Pakistan’s come from behind victory in
last year’s Champions Trophy was voted by
the fans around the world as inaugural win-
ner of the ICC fans moment of the year.
Pakistan stunned India in the final of eight-
team competition in which it was seeded No.
8 before the tournament in England.
Stokes get February13 court date
BRISTOL, England (AP)—England all-
rounder Ben Stokes will appear in court on
February 13 following a violent incident out-
side a nightclub.
That is the same date as England’s open-
ing Twenty20 international against New
Zealand, for which the England and Wales
Cricket Board said Stokes would be available.
Avon and Somerset Police said yesterday
that two men, who have also been charged
in the same incident, will appear with Stokes
at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.
Stokes hasn’t played for England since
the incident in Bristol, southwest England,
in September. He could receive a jail term if
Stokes was initially suspended by his coun-
try while he was being investigated by police.
He was charged by prosecutors on Monday,
after which England said Stokes was free
to resume his international career because
there was no date set for his court case.
n Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year
- Virat Kohli (India)
n ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year - Steve Smith (Australia)
n ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli (India)
n ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
n ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year
– Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
n ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year
– Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England) (India)
n David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
– Marais Erasmus
n ICC Spirit of Cricket - Anya Shrubsole (England)
n ICC Fans Moment of the Year - Pakistan stun India to win the
ICC Champions Trophy 2017
ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year 2017
1. Dean Elgar (South Africa)
2. David Warner (Australia)
3. Virat Kohli (c) (India)
4. Steve Smith (Australia)
5. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
6. Ben Stokes (England)
7. Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa)
8. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
9. Mitchell Starc (Australia)
10. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
11. James Anderson (England)
ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year 2017
1. David Warner (Australia)
2. Rohit Sharma (India)
3. Virat Kohli (c) (India)
4. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
5. AB de Villiers (South Africa)
6. Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa)
7. Ben Stokes (England)
8. Trent Boult (New Zealand)
9. Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
10. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
11. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
ICC AWARD WINNERS FOR 2017
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