ICC nominates four Sri Lanka players for ‘ICC Awards of the Decade’

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2020
Sports ICC nominates four Sri Lanka players for ‘ICC Awards of the Decade’

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced its nominations for the player of the decade awards in various categories. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardana, Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath are among the nominees for these awards.

Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Decade Award. Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin (India) are the other contenders in the category.

In the Men's ODI Player of the Decade category, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and run-machine Rohit Sharma also found a place alongside Kohli, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), de Villiers and Kumar Sangakkara.

Kohli and Rohit also featured in the Men's T20I Player of the Decade category, which also included Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) and Chris Gayle (West Indies).

Men's player of the decade: Virat Kohli (India), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).

Women's ODI Player of the Decade: Meg Lanning (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Mithali Raj (India), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) and Jhulan Goswami (India).

Women's Player of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia), Meg Lanning (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India), Sarah Taylor (England).

Men's ODI Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Rohit Sharma (India), MS Dhoni (India), and Kumara Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).

Men's Test Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), James Anderson (England), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka), and Yasir Shah (Pakistan).

Men's T20I Player of the Decade: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Virat Kohli (India), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies), and Rohit Sharma (India).

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Misbah Ul Haq (Pakistan), MS Dhoni (India), Anya Shrubsole (England), Katherine Brunt (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), and Daniel Vettori (New Zealand).


CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2020

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