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22-Dec-2016 06:54:00 GMT
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Ashwin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016

Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin has become the third India player and 12th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016.

Ashwin follows in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid (2004) and Sachin Tendulkar (2010), while other recipients of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy include Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis (joint-winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting (2006 and 2007), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson (2009 and 2014), Jonathan Trott (2011), Kumar Sangakkara (2012), Michael Clarke (2013) and Steve Smith (2015).

Ashwin was also adjudged the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, which has made him only the second India player after Dravid (2004) to bag the two coveted prizes in the same year. Kallis (2005), Ponting (2006), Sangakkara (2012), Clarke (2013), Johnson (2014) and Smith (2015) are the other players to annex both the awards in the same year.

During the voting period, which ran from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016, the 30-year-old from Chennai played eight Tests in which he took 48 wickets and scored 336 runs. Ashwin also claimed 27 wickets in 19 T20Is.

Ashwin had finished 2015 as the number-one ranked Test bowler in the world, a position he twice reclaimed in 2016.

Ravichandran Ashwin has become the third India player and 12th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016.

The player awards were judged by a voting academy, which was entirely independent of the ICC and in which members of the media from all the 10 Test playing countries were eligible to vote. The voting period ran from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016.

Award list

  • ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
  • ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
  • ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
  • ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • ICC T20I Performance of the Year - Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies) for ICC WT20 India 2016 final
  • ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  • ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
  • ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
  • ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy) - Marais Erasmus

ICC Women's Team of the Year (in batting order, selected by Clair Connor, Mel Jones
Shubhangi Kulkarni based on players' performance in the period from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016):

  1. Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  2. Rachel Priest (New Zealand) (wicketkeeper)
  3. Smriti Mandhana (India)
  4. Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) (captain)
  5. Meg Lanning (Australia)
  6. Ellyse Perry (Australia)
  7. Heather Knight (England)
  8. Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
  9. Sune Luus (South Africa)
  10. Anya Shrubsole (England)
  11. Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand)
  12. Kim Garth (Ireland) (12th woman)

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