Umar Gul Bags ICC T20 Performance of the Year Award

12 13 2013 18222 11 Umar Gul Bags ICC T20 Performance of the Year Award

Pakistani fast bowler has won the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I Performance of the Year award, said an ICC press release.

The ICC cited that Gul’s performance in a match against South Africa this year in which he took five wickets while only conceding six runs earned him this award.

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday.

Spinner Saeed Ajmal also made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year while India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was revealed as the LG People’s Choice award winner.

The announcement came a day ahead of the broadcast of the LG ICC Awards 2013 TV show which will be aired on Saturday.

Australia captain Michael Clarke was announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.

“I’d like to congratulate all of the winners announced today, who are all highly deserving of their awards,” said ICC President Alan Isaac.

“It’s been a fantastic year of cricket and I think a special congratulation is needed for Michael Clarke, who claimed two awards this evening, including of course the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year,” he added.

The full list of winners is:

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Michael Clarke (Australia)

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year – Michael Clarke (Australia)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Cheteshwar Pujara (India)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year – Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year – Umar Gul (Pakistan)

ICC T20I Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Sarah Taylor (England)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award – Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka)

ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) – Richard Kettleborough

LG People’s Choice – MS Dhoni

ICC Test Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):

Alastair Cook (Eng – Captain)

Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)

Hashim Amla (SA)

Michael Clarke (Aus)

Michael Hussey (Aus)

AB de Villiers (SA)

MS Dhoni (Ind – wicketkeeper)

Graeme Swann (Eng)

Dale Steyn (SA)

James Anderson (Eng)

Vernon Philander (SA)

12th Man – Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)

ICC ODI Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)

Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)

Hashim Amla (SA)

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

AB de Villiers (SA)

MS Dhoni (Ind, wicketkeeper/captain)

Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)

Saeed Ajmal (Pak)

Mitchell Starc (Aus)

James Anderson (Eng)

Lasith Malinga (SL)

12th Man – Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ)

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