The 2011 ICC Awards
The ICC Awards took place in London on Monday and as expected, it was a gala event with plenty of former and current legends. The awards went to...
The Test Cricketer of the Year went to Alastair Cook
The ICC player of the year was Johnathan Trott
Bishoo named Emerging Player of the Year
Aleem Dar wins best umpire for the third consecutive year
Dhoni wins Spirit of Cricket award
Kumar Sangakkara named ODI Cricketer of the Year and Peoples Choice Player of the Year
Tim Southee wins award for best Twenty20 performance
Stafanie Taylor wins Women's Cricketer award
and finally Ryan ten Doeschate wins Associate award.
The list was more or less what was expected. England's ODI skipper in the last year has played 12 Tests, and in 18 innings he has scored 1302 runs at an astounding average of 76.58, which includes six centuries and four half-centuries and an highest of 235! Now if that doesn't win you an award then I'm not sure what will. Trott likewise has been a busy player with 1042 runs from 12 tests at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. Added to this is scoring 1064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s in 24 ODIs. It's been an English year all the way!
Kumar Sangakara certainly did win the public with his MCC - Spirit of Cricket speech and that showed as he won the Peoples player of the year award. He also won the ODI player of the year award after leading Sri Lanka to the World Cup finals and scoring 1049 runs at an average of 55.21 in 25 ODIs. He also has 26 catches and 10 stumpings as wicketkeeper.
Aleem Dar won the Umpire of the Year for the third time running while ten Doeschate won the Associate player of the year. A Cricinfo tweet yesterday read that only death, taxes and ten Doeschate winning the associate player of the year award were the only certainties in life.
And the lone Indian Dhoni won the Spirit of Cricket for calling back Ian Bell. The great Curtly Ambrose was introduced into the ICC hall of fame.
Unfortunately no RCBian in the mix. :(