ICC Awards 2011 September 12, 2011

Jonathan Trott is ICC Cricketer of the Year

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Jonathan Trott, the England batsman, has been named the Cricketer of the Year for 2011, the ICC's top accolade. He received the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy at the annual ceremony in London, after his team-mate Alastair Cook had won the Test Cricketer of the Year award.

"It's fantastic to be part of a successful team and I never envisaged winning this award. It's a brilliant feeling to be recognised," Trott said.

In 12 Tests during the period under consideration, Trott scored 1042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. He also played 24 ODIs, scoring 1064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s. Trott was chosen for the award ahead of Cook, last-year's winner Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa batsman Hashim Amla.

Previous winners of the Cricketer of the Year award include Rahul Dravid (2004), Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis (joint winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting (2006 and 2007), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson (2009) and Sachin Tendulkar (2010).

Cook, however, won the Test Cricketer award after having a prolific year in the format. Cook played 12 Tests, and in 18 innings he scored 1302 runs at an average of 76.58, including six centuries and four half-centuries. His 235 not out against Australia in Brisbane kick-started England's first Ashes victory away from home since 1986-87.

Kumar Sangakkara, the former Sri Lanka captain, was the only player to win two awards on the night. He was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year and also picked up the People's Choice Award. Sangakkara scored 1049 runs at an average of 55.21 in 25 ODIs. He also had 26 catches and 10 stumpings as wicketkeeper and led Sri Lanka to the final of the 2011 World Cup.

Though India spent most of the period under consideration at No. 1 in the Test rankings, and won the 2011 World Cup, their only award winner was the captain MS Dhoni, who was given the Spirit of Cricket accolade. Dhoni was not present at the ceremony despite being in England.

The ICC chose West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo, ahead of other nominees Darren Bravo, Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali, for the Emerging Player Award. Bishoo, 25, played five Tests in the voting period and took 21 wickets at an average of 35.42. He also picked up 19 wickets at 21.57 each in 11 ODIs.

Ryan ten Doeschate, the Netherlands allrounder, was named the ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the third time in four years, and for the second year running. ten Doeschate was chosen ahead of Afghanistan allrounder Hamid Hassan, and the Irish duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, both centurions in the 2011 World Cup.

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee won the award for Twenty20 International Performance of the Year, for his spell of 5 for 18 against Pakistan in Auckland.

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar has won the David Shepherd trophy for the Umpire of the Year for the third consecutive time. He beat competition from Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time winner Simon Taufel.

Stafanie Taylor, the West Indies women's allrounder, was named the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year.

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  • POSTED BY on | September 14, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    ICC awards...............

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | September 14, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    @optic..im only stating the facts trott is a south african and unfortunately for england they cant really play cricket as they dont have any gifted players hence why their side, barring KP and trott who are south african, have bland players. Theres nothing i think is attractive about anyone of their players..they need a few imports like trott to assist beating an injured indian side who unlike england, have naturally gifted players like tendulkar..dravid and co!

  • POSTED BY nimvictor on | September 14, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    India may have not wanted to go for the ceremony, as they may have been feeling embarressed after the thrashing they received from England. If they had the No.1 Tag in Tests they would have certainly attended.

  • POSTED BY on | September 14, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    Why doesn't ICC start giving awards for "catch of the year by keeper", "catch of the year by fielder", "bowled/wicket of the year", "six of the year", "four of the year" also...

  • POSTED BY hsingh2711 on | September 14, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    Satisfied with the awards given.Good work ICC!

  • POSTED BY Optic on | September 14, 2011, 1:43 GMT

    @hira02 If your trying to be funny at least make it a original one we haven't heard before and secondly Trott is more deserving of the award because he played 12 tests to Amla's 5 and averaged more than him at the same time. Amal hasn't played Test cricket in half of the qualifying period, Amla has better Odi stats but still Trott's are very good as well, so you tell me why Amla is so much more deserving than Trott?

  • POSTED BY Trickstar on | September 14, 2011, 1:25 GMT

    @Pratik_CricEnthusiast Amla played 5 tests during the period in question and still didn't average more than Trott, while Trott played 12 test matches. So no he doesn't deserve it more than Trott, simple as that.

    @serious-am-i Eh what does the Ashes have to do with it, that is one of the series that's makes up the time frame but England have played a few more series as well and Trott's made runs in all of them. You seem to be having a incoherent rant about things you know nothing about because that's how it certainly looks

    @BULTY Try reading the article again, if you did at all, Trott didn't win Test player of the year, that went to Cook, Trott got cricketer of the year for his all round batting performance. No Aussie players in because non of them deserved to be in. simples.

  • POSTED BY heathrf1974 on | September 13, 2011, 23:12 GMT

    I am surprised some people are criticising the English players getting the award. They have been outstanding over the last 12 months. India should have sent a representative.

  • POSTED BY mohsin9975 on | September 13, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    India nd dhoni disgraced the icc nd the spirit of cricket award by not attending the function. Giving such childish excuses meant they didnt really deserve that award. Come on. Is it possible that the team came to know abt the schedule only by 12 noon that day. Utter nonsense. Teams must hav known abt it months earlier. Definitely something fishy

  • POSTED BY SV_Ravi on | September 13, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Absolutely ridiculous! Not sure how do they select cricketer of the year! When there are more deserving candidates, Trott gets the trophy, perhaps is should be called England Cricketers of the year Trophy! The past few years the list is full of England players only (for example Reed with only 300 runs apiece in test and ODI, he gets the cricketer of the year award!!). Please don't include any other player from other countries in future! It is not worth!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 14, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    ICC awards...............

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | September 14, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    @optic..im only stating the facts trott is a south african and unfortunately for england they cant really play cricket as they dont have any gifted players hence why their side, barring KP and trott who are south african, have bland players. Theres nothing i think is attractive about anyone of their players..they need a few imports like trott to assist beating an injured indian side who unlike england, have naturally gifted players like tendulkar..dravid and co!

  • POSTED BY nimvictor on | September 14, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    India may have not wanted to go for the ceremony, as they may have been feeling embarressed after the thrashing they received from England. If they had the No.1 Tag in Tests they would have certainly attended.

  • POSTED BY on | September 14, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    Why doesn't ICC start giving awards for "catch of the year by keeper", "catch of the year by fielder", "bowled/wicket of the year", "six of the year", "four of the year" also...

  • POSTED BY hsingh2711 on | September 14, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    Satisfied with the awards given.Good work ICC!

  • POSTED BY Optic on | September 14, 2011, 1:43 GMT

    @hira02 If your trying to be funny at least make it a original one we haven't heard before and secondly Trott is more deserving of the award because he played 12 tests to Amla's 5 and averaged more than him at the same time. Amal hasn't played Test cricket in half of the qualifying period, Amla has better Odi stats but still Trott's are very good as well, so you tell me why Amla is so much more deserving than Trott?

  • POSTED BY Trickstar on | September 14, 2011, 1:25 GMT

    @Pratik_CricEnthusiast Amla played 5 tests during the period in question and still didn't average more than Trott, while Trott played 12 test matches. So no he doesn't deserve it more than Trott, simple as that.

    @serious-am-i Eh what does the Ashes have to do with it, that is one of the series that's makes up the time frame but England have played a few more series as well and Trott's made runs in all of them. You seem to be having a incoherent rant about things you know nothing about because that's how it certainly looks

    @BULTY Try reading the article again, if you did at all, Trott didn't win Test player of the year, that went to Cook, Trott got cricketer of the year for his all round batting performance. No Aussie players in because non of them deserved to be in. simples.

  • POSTED BY heathrf1974 on | September 13, 2011, 23:12 GMT

    I am surprised some people are criticising the English players getting the award. They have been outstanding over the last 12 months. India should have sent a representative.

  • POSTED BY mohsin9975 on | September 13, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    India nd dhoni disgraced the icc nd the spirit of cricket award by not attending the function. Giving such childish excuses meant they didnt really deserve that award. Come on. Is it possible that the team came to know abt the schedule only by 12 noon that day. Utter nonsense. Teams must hav known abt it months earlier. Definitely something fishy

  • POSTED BY SV_Ravi on | September 13, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Absolutely ridiculous! Not sure how do they select cricketer of the year! When there are more deserving candidates, Trott gets the trophy, perhaps is should be called England Cricketers of the year Trophy! The past few years the list is full of England players only (for example Reed with only 300 runs apiece in test and ODI, he gets the cricketer of the year award!!). Please don't include any other player from other countries in future! It is not worth!!!!

  • POSTED BY bharatvishwa on | September 13, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    Trott n Cook thoroughly deserve the ICC awards n england was the best test team this year... @JamalKhan and honestopinion.. Ya tat is the reason why sachin has an average of 60 test avg and 49 ODI avg against Australia, which was the best team in 90's n early 2000's... He also has 62 MOM awards where india won 54 times... he is not a match winner at all:))... So funny...

  • POSTED BY rukshank on | September 13, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    Awards for best injured ICC Cricketer of the year2011...... ? Who will be the winner ? nominees... Sachin, Sewag, Zaheer, Bhaji, Ishath,Yuvraj.... or Lalit Moody (former IPL chairman).... it is peoples choice....

  • POSTED BY leftisbest on | September 13, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    AKG0479 - No it isn't, it is from August 2010 to August 2011.

  • POSTED BY chiggers on | September 13, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    @AKG0479 'my dear friends.. first thing- this is ICC awards for the performances of the calender year 2010.' - WRONG!!! From the article re Alastair Cook's award 'During the performance period - from August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011...'

  • POSTED BY m_ilind on | September 13, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    How about an ICC Injured Cricketer of the year award? Bet a few Indian names will get nominated!

  • POSTED BY AKG0479 on | September 13, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    my dear friends.. first thing- this is ICC awards for the performances of the calender year 2010.. Please do not include World Cup matches & India Vs Eng series which was in 2011 & shall be considered during the next award functions.. Secondly - out of all the active players, only 1 can win in each respective categories.. so forget it, let the games go on.. win or lose.. enjoy.. have fun & sleep well after the matches and awards..

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    He truly deserves this .... well done trott. Keep it up.. :)

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | September 13, 2011, 14:55 GMT

    hang on isnt trott a south african? dont know why english fans are cheering?!lol :S

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | September 13, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    Amla should've won it..its only because trott has been in the england side which rose to no1 recently that might have swayed the judges to give him the award instead..but i shall wait and see how trott performs in india!

  • POSTED BY rukshank on | September 13, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    welldone to the entire south asian... players... SANGA (SL), MSD (IND).... Keep on the good works........... from SL fans around the world...!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Ajantha Mendis's 6 haul in T20 Against Aussies ? Hello !!

  • POSTED BY samudralakiku on | September 13, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Looks like this is the final nail in India's coffin. Love it even though I am an Indian. They got what they deserved.

  • POSTED BY pankajkumarsingh on | September 13, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    Interesting - No one's claiming now BCCI's and ICC's Award coup for Indian players only... Ah! How can I miss - BCCI did sabotage "Spirit of the Year" award. @honestopinion and @Jamal Khan - True, you have not followed Sachin's career and you definitely have not followed his match-winning innings. The guy tormented Aussie bowling at its peak, has received most MOM and MOS awards, lasted over 20 yrs... Agree that he doesnt deserve the award every year, definitely not this year. But the guy is not over-rated. He deserves the accolades he gets.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    @Ronsars, You are absolutely right.

  • POSTED BY AKG0479 on | September 13, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    on a serious note.. doesn't this guy in the picture look like Kallis's younger bro..!.. even skills match.. I used to feel similar when I saw George Bush n Ponting's faces.. what say.. father-son..??

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    Aleem Dar will win this trophy for ............. times and after his retirement Aleem Dar trophy will be awared to the umpire of Decade

  • POSTED BY Dale-force_winds_steyn_the_pitch on | September 13, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    @Mikesh: Honestly mate, he's really good but on a par with Lara, Ponting, Kallis etc.

    Trott over Amla, Steyn *snigger*

  • POSTED BY yorkshirematt on | September 13, 2011, 13:51 GMT

    I'm as proud as anyone of this England team, but I have to laugh at how we try to convince ourselves that our South Africans and Morgan are English, with excuses such as "his parents are English so he's English" (Pietersen, Trott), "He was brought up and learnt to play cricket here so he's English" (Strauss) and "he's played for a county for a while and now has a British passport so he is definitely English" (Kieswetter). It must sound rather silly to other countries who have nothing but homegrown players from their country in their team. Still, as long as they wear the Three Lions with pride I'll back them.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    @Dawn Bailey...

    modest...do you remember his spat with Wahab Riaz

  • POSTED BY CricIndia208 on | September 13, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    Dhoni deserved the people's choice and ODI cricketer of the year awards more than Sangakkara. ICC is biased and this whole award thing is a SHAM.

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | September 13, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    It looks like there has been partiality this year in English words, just like they complained last year of recv. no awards. Amla didn't deserve an award ? Come on this is pathetic. It looks like only Ashes series counts for these mumbo-jumbos. So, which ever country conducts the function is a certainty for an award ? @sachin bashers: just because he failed in 1 series he doesn't become bad all of a sudden and for the records his away avg is better than home (may be it could have changed with the eng series now). He has played with all the major bowling nations right from WI where he faced Ambrose & co, McGrath & Co, Pollock & Co,.. He might not be the best savior but he was certainly good. I still reckon the current english team isn't good against quality spin bowling in both tests and ODI's. Period !!! @samin: trott is an english now, so don't u ever think it was a tough choice, its an easy one for the ones who had the saying hand over here, just like people used to complain BCCI

  • POSTED BY aus_sore_losers on | September 13, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    may be here are some so called EXPERTS, who think they are better judges of batsmen than great bowlers like pollock, mcgra, donald, akram, waqar etc etc...coz as per these bowlers who bowled at him (and many others), SACHIN IS BEST BATSMAN OF ALL TIME, but may be not as per experts commenting here who have seen cricket for few days.. its good entertainment though people, keep it up. :-)

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    well done Trotty, masterful batsman, great fielder, good bowler, and modest with it! Very well-deserved.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    @davidpk, At the time they had every right to say that - and still do. South Africa's problem is their opening pair not the number 3 or middle order. The number 3 and middle order belted the English bowlers around all day in the two previous series and will do so again. Get over it

  • POSTED BY Deepkar on | September 13, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    @honestopinion didnt tw watch indian tour of south africa where sachin scored 2 hundreds against stayn and morkel where dravid was utter flop, he ave. More than 60 in england how can u say that when donald, akram, mcgrath, polok all great seamers says he is best they bowled against. may be as u told u have not seen enough of him.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    Good to See Ryan Ten Doeschate Netherlands winning ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the third time. Watch out guys very soon he might turn in English colours.

  • POSTED BY Ronsars on | September 13, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    @hpremathilake:Well Sanga has fans in India too and many Indians voted him over MSD because they voted him for his performance & not because he hails from a certain nation....He being Lankan or MSD being Indian is no way a criterion for choosing People's Choice Award.....Stop being a racist & enjoy cricket as a sport with true sportmanship spirit

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Those questioning Sachin's lifetime performance, please go and read the record books. Those who says that he has only scored on home turf and against poor opposition, please refer to number of centuries scored home and away. And those who questions how he never performs under pressure, if he performs in a game, there aint any pressure for anyone else to feel about. It's only when he doesn't perform, the others get a chance. Just because you can't stand the fact that there aint anyone better then him, please go and check his statistics. And if you are still not satisfied, I am afraid you gona have to live with that frustration for rest of your life because there isn't gona b any other SRT in next 50 years. Good Luck :D

  • POSTED BY RMSS on | September 13, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    many many congrats 2 aaaal award winnerss...

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 10:18 GMT

    great judgment by the juries as all the awards have been given to deserving players ....trot really deserved this award ..........

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | September 13, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    I would like to know some stats about Trott vs kallis in 2010.No award for Kallis?. Common he was consistently scoring 100s and picking wickets last year. SA dont play too many tests. Same goes with pakistan who have plenty of good bowlers. @Ben1989 sachin had a good run in 2010. He is not playing all tests.This year he failed in England in 3 tests (whether it was good bowling or illness, he failed thats it) so no issues for sachin not getting any award. Its time to have some lobbyists from SA(like ind or ENG, remember giles clarkel lobbying for swann?) else they dont get any awards

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    Hashim Amla - DESERVED IT MORE

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    Yet another 3rd consecutive Umpire of the year award goes to Pakistan's Aleem Dar. He is truly a perfectionist. I don't remember any LBW decision being reversed during his umpiring last year!

  • POSTED BY honestopinion on | September 13, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    This is a bit off topic but i totally agree with Jamal Khan.I may not understand the game as well as a professional and i certainly have not followed Sachin from his debut but i have rarely seen him performing up to his rep against a formidable bowling attack in seaming conditions outside India.On the other hand Dravid has been a class act and has proven himself time n again even in the toughest of situations,his fighting spirit,consistency,maturity and true grit are for all to see and that is what i believe sets him apart.He is a through and through team player. I am not saying sachin's a good player or bad i just believe that hes a bit overrated and the god of cricket title is just uncalled for. Its not everyday that i find people who share similar opinion cause here in India you surely get blasted for sharing such opinion. cheers

  • POSTED BY Tendia on | September 13, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    I want to k now why not srt can someone explain how many runs he has scored during that period

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 9:05 GMT

    Go go Sri lanka :)Go go Sri lanka :)

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    Spirit of cricket accolade should have been given to Jacques Kallis and NOT MS Dhoni who clearly was NOT in the favor of calling Bell back...it was Sachin and or Dravid who were in favor of calling Bell back...

  • POSTED BY bumsonseats on | September 13, 2011, 8:50 GMT

    well pakistan got no players awards did u expect or deserve any. what u do have is the best 2 umpires in world cricket A D and A R. when these 2 guys are umpiring they r the utmost of pros and rarely if any give bad desicions. well done. dpk

  • POSTED BY shenhere on | September 13, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    Completely agree with Ben1989. Trott has truly had a fantastic year and definitely deserves it, check out the Stats... Trott has outplayed Sachin in tests this year. Yuvi would have surely won it if he had not been bowled out for a 1st ball duck in the Semis against Pakistan. I think that was a turning point, besides him being out of form throughout the year, except in the WC. No questions on Aleem Dar, he is a fantastic umpire (never think about referring his decision... you will end up wasting your referral). I personally think all these awards have been given to the right people. Wahab and Azhar have a long way to go though looking at their recent performances, I don't think it take long for them to get there since they are both class acts.

  • POSTED BY luisbrunel on | September 13, 2011, 8:43 GMT

    Nothing for winning the world cup? How sad? but it goes to show that there are many competitive teams and players rather than just one team dominating the game.

  • POSTED BY bumsonseats on | September 13, 2011, 8:32 GMT

    yes it is the same trott as SA said before his selection that if he had made himself available to them, he would not have made their team. now some SA and others bring in that old chestnut. if he was not good enough for SA, then its good that he went to a country that did. so hes just going about his work and scoring 1000s of runs. and will do against SA next year in the eng v sa series. get over it. dpk

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    Good for both England and world cricket

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 8:05 GMT

    Congratulations! to al deserving player who one the awards.l

  • POSTED BY henrystephen on | September 13, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    A well deserved winner for sure. I also like how the authors of this article carefully write "England batsman" rather than "English batsman"! :)

  • POSTED BY desert.sleet on | September 13, 2011, 7:21 GMT

    Dhoni got the Spirit of the Cricket Award but he has not shown the same spirit to come and receive the award even he was in England that is such a disgrace to be honest!

  • POSTED BY Ykesh on | September 13, 2011, 7:14 GMT

    I totally agree with Ben1989. Common guys, be fair in judgement and let cricketers other than Sachin get recognized, for he has so much of fan following that any award would be meaningless to him. Also, he is not the only one and for Yuvraj - one performance does not change everything, however a good idea. Best performance award should be included, I guess, to decide upon best single day/match performance by one.

  • POSTED BY irfanbasha1123 on | September 13, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    That's it.Congratulations to everyone. I dont think these awards have significance

  • POSTED BY Murad748 on | September 13, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    Definition of Winner: Who Performed against Pakistan, Who Tied with Pakistan, Competitor of Pakistani, Everything relates to Pakistan. Where is Hafeez, Afridi, Wahab, Misbah and Saeed Ajmal. They performed a long time. They are Pakistani. Aleem Dar is winner because he has no competitor, no tie and no-one performed against him. Another person deserved the most is Yuvraj Sing the player of wold cup 2011.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    well done Trott u really showed india and aussies what they are !!!!!

    amazing performance by aleem dar he deserve it !!!!!1 :) : )

  • POSTED BY BULTY on | September 13, 2011, 6:44 GMT

    ICC awards have been finalised this year after England won their first Test series against India in so many attempts. Secondly, don't understand why Trot for Test player when you had so many others donning the first rank in Test batting like Kallis, Sanga himself and why no Australian? is it to increase the animosity with them before the ashes series? ICC can do well without these biased awards or leave it to the fans to do opinion polls without the help of sponsors.

  • POSTED BY akpy on | September 13, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    well done to all the deserving award winners..again, some people moan about this and that instead of recognising that both winners and nominees in all categories played well during this period...one thing that amused me as an indian is reading some tweets and comments earlier when nominations were announced that dhoni will sweep popular cricketer bcos indian fans will blindly vote for him, etc,etc...again all kinds of things thrown at indians...true indian fans (and i must admit that there are some crazy fanatical ones who undermine them) will appreciate good cricket and be first to admit that england were better in this tour but will continue to support the indian team consistently as sports is full of ups and downs...

  • POSTED BY rukshank on | September 13, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    Welldone SANGA.... BEST WISHES AND CONGRADS FROM ALL THE SRI LANKANS AROUND THE WORLD.....!! (from rukshan in Doha)

  • POSTED BY rukshank on | September 13, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    Welldone SANGA (Kumar Sangakkara)............We love you... from All Sri Lankan Dissapora around the world....!!

  • POSTED BY Lmaotsetung on | September 13, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Actually Finn is still young...22 yrs old I think and judging by how he bowled at the Oval the other day, soon England will have no choice but to bring him in. I fear Tremlett will be the one dropped and Bresnan and Broad will have to fight for the other spot. That's just my opinion. I think Finn has improved 3 fold since the Ashes tour.

  • POSTED BY hpremathilake on | September 13, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    For the People's Choice Award, Sanga received more votes than Amla, Jonathan Trott, Chris Gayle and Indian captain MS Dhoni. Well done Sanga!!! what hapend 2 billions ofindian fans? dats the differnce b/w us nd dem. dey forget their playrs when dey r loosing. But we care, love & protect our players WHETHER DEY WIN BY 100 OR LOOSE BY 100, WHETHER DEY WIN BY AN INNINGS OR LOOSE BY AN INNINGS, WE WILL BE WITH U IN HAPPINESS AND SORROW ... !!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    A proud pakistani , a proug gentel man , we salute your greatness Aleem Dar

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | September 13, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    well close call between Riaz & bisho. i stil think should have been riaz but any way bisho is also good. BUt main shock is hashim amla. he was good in both tests & Odi. he should have been one of cricketer of year or odi player of year.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 5:47 GMT

    for me the most surprising winner is bishoo, he is a good bowler but doesn't deserve to be the winner, wahab or azher ali were the other two guys looks to be the winner of this award, any way its good that they dont get this award because if u look the award winners like irfan pathan, mendis and finn where do they stand now, after their first good year they are no where these days so in a way its a blessing in a disguise. surprise not to see sachin and shahid afridi in the ODI teams.

  • POSTED BY ajayrcs on | September 13, 2011, 3:59 GMT

    Well done Trott! Truly deserved this award. Expecting Test player award next year too.

  • POSTED BY Pratik_CricEnthusiast on | September 13, 2011, 3:48 GMT

    hashim amla deserves it more than these englishmen!!!! guys dont u think so!!!

  • POSTED BY Ben1989 on | September 13, 2011, 2:34 GMT

    Lol @ Irfan & Gupta, firstly I don't recall sachin having the best yr in 10-11, certainly other test batsman who faired better, just because he's sachin, it doesn't mean he should automatically qualify.... & secondly whilst trott isn't the best batsman to watch he certainly is in great form & his stats in 10-11 show that, Just because he may be boring to watch it doesn't take away from the amount of runs he's been making, you all just sound upset because not many Indians have been recognized, I don't care that no Aussie is there, because we don't deserve to be, although one thing I agree with is that yuvi needed some form of recognition for his WC efforts, but to sum it up regardless of the way trott bats he's been scoring a hell of a lot of runs & that's what the award rewards....

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    It is good to see Aleem Dar being recognised for his outstanding Umpiring. Great Job ... Keep it up.

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 2:23 GMT

    Richly deserved. Call him stoic/ boring - the man has been the glue which has held the ENG middle order together. He has almost always built on solid opening partnerships, rescued the team from early losses, and allowed strokemakers like KP, Bell, and Morgan express themselves. Just a shame that Hashim Amla wasn't shortlisted ..

  • POSTED BY Ronsars on | September 13, 2011, 2:21 GMT

    Well it was good to see introvert Bishoo being given the credit he deserved the award & so did Aleem Dar but Trott????....Congrats to Sanga too he too deserved the award

  • POSTED BY Shahnawajhossain on | September 13, 2011, 1:44 GMT

    every year Amla was nominated....but never he got these awrads. God know why? Is he not deserved to be" the ODI Cricketer of the Year".

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 1:36 GMT

    It is good to see Aleem Dar being recognised for his outstanding Umpiring. Great Job ... Keep it up.

  • POSTED BY Gupta.Ankur on | September 13, 2011, 1:00 GMT

    Maybe this year's awards should be named ICC "Ashes" 2011 awards......... first you don't name sachin in test category and then you give Trott the "Cricketer" Of the year award?

    Also Yuvi won India the ICC WC 2011!!!! Isn't that a noteworthy performance?

  • POSTED BY on | September 13, 2011, 0:49 GMT

    Aleem Dar Gr8, you deserve it.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | September 13, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    People say Amla vs Trott. Its not comparable since SA don't play much matches

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 23:49 GMT

    Johnathan Trott? Seriously? Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad have done better things than this boring batsman. Seriously why?

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 23:33 GMT

    Superb to see Sanga grabing the award for the best ODI player and peoples award...he truely deserves this awards....as Sri Lankans we are proud this super Personality.....Awaiting more awards for this Sri Lankan Legend.

  • POSTED BY IPSY on | September 12, 2011, 23:26 GMT

    During the recent Idia-England test and ODI series, I have been hearing Ian Bothom refering to Simon Taufel repeatedly as the best umpire in the world! Is it that he does not know that Aleem Daar has always been the best? Or is he trying to resist the facts? if he is trying to refute the facts, could somebody tell me why? congratulations to Mr Daar on his second consecutive term as the best in the world!

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | September 12, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    Congrats SA, pumping out more and more brilliant cricketers!

  • POSTED BY Shan156 on | September 12, 2011, 22:43 GMT

    Well deserved. Trott, in the last year, has been an epitome of consistency. He is a rock solid #3 of the Dravid/Kallis mould. England have been praying for a #3 like him for a long time and now they got one. His game may not be attractive to watch but it need not be. England have been well served by his approach and long may it continue.

  • POSTED BY yorkshirematt on | September 12, 2011, 22:40 GMT

    Personally I'd have given it to Cook. He just seems to have scored more runs than anyone in the past year. But still think Trott is a worthy winner. Cook will surely win it next year if he carries on like he is at the moment and scores runs in all forms of the game, which he is showing signs of doing already. As for the other candidates i don't think it could have gone to Sachin because of his poor tour of England and as for Amla, well I haven't seen much of him recently but I don't remember SA playing many matches recently apart from the India series and the World Cup which they didn't do well in, so maybe Amla would have had to have been exceptional in the few matches SA have played for him to have won.

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 22:02 GMT

    Hamid hassan from Afghanistan Side is the most talented player in ICC Associate and Affiliate Players, i think he deserved this award buh it has given to Ryan ten Doeschate. hope he do not miss this chance in next year.

  • POSTED BY kingofspain on | September 12, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    Cook's average since the Ashes is 94 in 12 tests, not 51 as the article states.

  • POSTED BY OhhhhMattyMatty on | September 12, 2011, 21:56 GMT

    Trott is a deserved winner, but this should have been Ali Cook's award, with the Test player of the year going to Jimmy Anderson.

    Jimmy deserved some recognition, while Bell and Prior were robbed of being in the Test XI, laughable they were omitted.

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | September 12, 2011, 21:50 GMT

    Tough choice between two South Africans - Amla or Trott!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 21:49 GMT

    They should look at what kind of situation batsman scored and against what kind of attack. Batsmen like Tandulkar who is pathetic against good attacks on good wickets will never even come close to winning this award. Specially when the team is in trouble, he goes out fast to meet his colleages in the dressing room. Dravid & Laxman are class acts who wins matches for india, not Tandu.

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 21:36 GMT

    Cook's average during the period under consideration was 76.58, with 1302 runs in 18 innings and one not-out. Not sure why CricInfo keeps saying his average was 51.74.

  • POSTED BY CricFan78 on | September 12, 2011, 21:35 GMT

    An award for being selfish. Have ICC jokers really forgotten Amla though? Avg of 64 in Tests and 61 in ODIS (SR 98) in past 12 months. Avg of 66 in tests and 61 in ODIS (SR 91) in 12 months before that and he ends up with no awards????

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | September 12, 2011, 21:16 GMT

    good choice of awards, no indians deserved any awards after their dismal showing in England anyway

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 21:08 GMT

    playing XI is best combination not XI best players. Hashim doesn't bowl Dilshan=spinning variety, Sehwag=destruction :)

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | September 12, 2011, 20:34 GMT

    Congratulations SA. If not Amla, Trott won the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.

  • POSTED BY rvii on | September 12, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    lol @GenghisCohen that was funny! quite relevant too!

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | September 12, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    Well played Trotty, you've really earned your place in this fantastic England test team.

  • POSTED BY PeterCook on | September 12, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    Trott is a tremendous batsman, who cares about his strike rate - he scores runs. Every other team would love a batsman like him. That goes for ODI's too. Consistent, classical, quality.

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    Absolutely the correct decision! Well done JT

  • POSTED BY na3f on | September 12, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    @ GenghisCohen

    Well then, that was genuinely funny and made me laugh. With that comment you have surpassed all the so called comedians on Page 2.

  • POSTED BY 5wombats on | September 12, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    Great work! A grinding attritional cricketer of the kind we don't see too much of these days. Fully deserved - another great England Batsman to go along with Cook, Bell, Prior, KP, Strauss, Morgan, Broad & & & &

  • POSTED BY krnataraj on | September 12, 2011, 20:06 GMT

    hashim amla is anyday a better cricketeer than jonathan trott and deserved the award!! he has proved himself against every team!! sad he has missed out.

  • POSTED BY GenghisCohen on | September 12, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    In collecting his award Trott made painfully slow progress towards the stage showing no regard for the situation of the ceremony. His one-paced victory speech was then continually interrupted as he marked and re-marked his guard at the podium. Verdict: effective but dull.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Nasir.. on | September 12, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    i hate this jury.......where is amla....???????there is no award for him....

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    hes one of the most consist batsmen in this era so cool n calm...he deserves to be Cricketer of the Year.

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  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    hes one of the most consist batsmen in this era so cool n calm...he deserves to be Cricketer of the Year.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Nasir.. on | September 12, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    i hate this jury.......where is amla....???????there is no award for him....

  • POSTED BY GenghisCohen on | September 12, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    In collecting his award Trott made painfully slow progress towards the stage showing no regard for the situation of the ceremony. His one-paced victory speech was then continually interrupted as he marked and re-marked his guard at the podium. Verdict: effective but dull.

  • POSTED BY krnataraj on | September 12, 2011, 20:06 GMT

    hashim amla is anyday a better cricketeer than jonathan trott and deserved the award!! he has proved himself against every team!! sad he has missed out.

  • POSTED BY 5wombats on | September 12, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    Great work! A grinding attritional cricketer of the kind we don't see too much of these days. Fully deserved - another great England Batsman to go along with Cook, Bell, Prior, KP, Strauss, Morgan, Broad & & & &

  • POSTED BY na3f on | September 12, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    @ GenghisCohen

    Well then, that was genuinely funny and made me laugh. With that comment you have surpassed all the so called comedians on Page 2.

  • POSTED BY on | September 12, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    Absolutely the correct decision! Well done JT

  • POSTED BY PeterCook on | September 12, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    Trott is a tremendous batsman, who cares about his strike rate - he scores runs. Every other team would love a batsman like him. That goes for ODI's too. Consistent, classical, quality.

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | September 12, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    Well played Trotty, you've really earned your place in this fantastic England test team.

  • POSTED BY rvii on | September 12, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    lol @GenghisCohen that was funny! quite relevant too!