Ravichandran Ashwin wins cricketer of the year award, take a look what all he has achieved in 2016!
It’s a huge party time for Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin as he has bagged ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award. It’s a huge achievement for Ashwin. Ravichandran Ashwin wins cricketer of the year award, take a look what all he has achieved this year.
R Ashwin capped off a sensational year by being adjudged the ICC Cricketer of the Year to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. He joined Rahul Dravid (2004) and Sachin Tendulkar (2010) as only the third Indian to take away the top individual honour. Congratulations Ravichandran Ashwin and you deserve it. Ashwin picked up 72 wickets from 12 Tests this year, for which he bags this award.
Apart from his huge victory, Ashwin found a place as the lone Indian in the Test XI. India’s limited-overs vice-captain Virat Kohli has been named as the captain of the ODI side.
Alastair Cook appointed as captain of Test
Despite the huge loss in recent 0-4 loss to India Alastair Cook has been appointed as captain of the Test XI. This is the third time Cook has been appointed captain of the Test side. Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara selected the ICC Test and ODI sides based on players’ performances in the period from September 14, 2015 to September 20, 2016.
Apart from R Ashwin, South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been named the ICC ODI cricketer of the year with 857 runs from 17 matches including three centuries and three fifties. Three Indian cricketers – Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli have found a place in the ODI set-up.
Spirit of Cricket award goes to Pakistan Test skipper Misbah ul Haq w while Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman was named the emerging player of the year. Well, we would like to congratulate Ravichandran Ashwin for this title. And wish him lot more years of success.