Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award.
In the period under consideration, Mustafizur played three ODIs and took eight wickets, while he yielded 19 wickets in 10 T20Is, said a press statement of the ICC released on Thursday.
He is the first Bangladesh cricketer to win an annual ICC award.
“This award is the best gift of the year for me and will encourage me to do even better in the coming years. I’m delighted and proud to win this award, especially since it’s the first time that a Bangladesh player has won an ICC award,” Mustafizur said in his immediate reaction after winning the award.
“To play international cricket is the dream for every budding cricketer and it has indeed been a dream come true for me too. I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years and promise to give my best at every opportunity,” the Bangladesh fast bowler added.
Meanwhile, 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 ICC statement added.
On the other hand, South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been named as the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. He is the second South Africa player after AB de Villiers (2010, 2014 and 2015) and ninth overall to clinch this award.
In the meantime, Carlos Brathwaite of the West Indies has won the ICC T20I Performance of the Year award for his match-winning 34 not out off 10 balls in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 final against England in Kolkata. The innings included four consecutive sixes in the final over, which helped the West Indies snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The 24-year-old from Barbados is the first West Indies cricketer to win this award.
According to the ICC statement, Afghanistan’s flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been named as the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year after he finished as the leading ODI run-scorer with 699 runs in 16 one-day matches.
THE FULL LIST OF ICC AWARD 2016 WINNERS IS:
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 ) (34 not out, 10 balls, 1×4, 4×6, ICC WT20 India 2016 final v England, Kolkata)
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 Men’s Teams of the Year 2016 (in batting order, selected by Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara based on players’ performance in the period from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016):
ICC Test Team of the Year 2016 ICC ODI Team of the Year 2016
1. David Warner (Aus) 1. David Warner (Aus)
2. Alastair Cook (Eng) (captain) 2. Quinton de Kock (SA)
3. Kane Williamson (NZ) 3. Rohit Sharma (Ind)
4. Joe Root (Eng) 4. Virat Kohli (Ind) (captain)
5. Adam Vogues (Aus) 5. AB de Villiers (SA)
6. Jonny Bairstow (Eng) (wicketkeeper) 6. Jos Buttler (Eng)
7. Ben Stokes (Eng) 7. Mitchell Marsh (Aus)
8. R. Ashwin (Ind) 8. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
9. Rangana Herath (SL) 9. Mitchell Starc (Aus)
10. Mitchell Starc (Aus) 10. Kagiso Rabada (SA)
11. Dale Steyn (SA) 11. Sunil Narine (WI)
12. Steve Smith (Aus) 12. Imran Tahir (SA)
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)