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Three Lankan Boys Among the Nominated List for Best Cricketers of the Decade!



The winners of the prestigious Inernational Cricket Council(ICC) ‘Awards of the Decade’, are scheduled to be announced tomorrow, Monday, December 28.
According to ICC website two Lankan players are nominated for the prestigious awards this time, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath.

Kumar Sangakkara, is selected as a nominee for ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade’, which is awarded to the best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the decade.

Both Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga are among the cricketers nominated for ‘ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade’ the best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the period. The latter, is also nominated for ‘ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade’ the award for the best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period.

And Rangana Herath, is a nominee for ‘ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade’ or the best overall performer in men’s Test cricket.

Moreover, the ICC has announced the nominee teams for the Award of the Decade for Men’s Test, Men’s ODI and Men’s T20I

Kumar Sangakkara is among the leaders of the teams nominated for Men’s Test teams and Lasith Malinga is among the nominated leaders as both Men’s ODI & Men’s T20I teams.

The award winners to be announced include the Rachel Heyhoe-Flint for Best Female Player and Sir Garfield Sobers for Best Male Player, will be announced simultaneously across all ICC Digital channels, including a live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, as well as on the Star Sports Network, on Monday, December 28 at 12:30 PM GST/2:00 PM IST.

The ICC Awards of the Decade show, comprised of members of the voting panel, will be hosted by Alan Wilkins, and will feature former international stars Shaun Pollock and Lisa Sthalekar, who will be joined by senior journalist Sharda Ugra and Tim Cutler, founder of Emerging Cricket, while the Star Sports show will be hosted by Jatin Sapru.

A special broadcast show revealing the winners on all ICC Digital Channels as well as the Star Sports Network is planned on Monday, 28th December at 12:30 PM GST/2 PM IST.

The complete list of nominees for the ICC Awards of the Decade are as follows:

Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period:

R Ashwin (India)
Virat Kohli (India)
Joe Root (England)
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Steve Smith (Australia)
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period:

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
Meg Lanning (Australia)
Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Mithali Raj (India)
Sarah Taylor (England)
Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period:

James Anderson (England)
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
Virat Kohli (India)
Joe Root (England)
Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
Steve Smith (Australia)
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period:

MS Dhoni (India)
Virat Kohli (India)
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Rohit Sharma (India)
Mitchell Starc (Australia)
AB de Villiers (South Africa)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period:

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
Jhulan Goswami (India)
Meg Lanning (Australia)
Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Mithali Raj (India)
Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period:

Aaron Finch (Australia)
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Virat Kohli (India)
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Rohit Sharma (India)
Imran Tahir (South Africa)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period:

Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
Alyssa Healy (Australia)
Meg Lanning (Australia)
Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Anya Shrubsole (England)

ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Associate cricket during the performance period:

Richie Berrington (Scotland)
Peter Borren (Netherlands)
Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)
Paras Khadka (Nepal)
Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
Assad Vala (PNG)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s Associate cricket during the performance period:

Kathryn Bryce (Scotland)
Sarah Bryce (Scotland)
Natthakan Chantham (Thailand)
Sterre Kalis (Netherlands)
Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)
Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade – An action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket:

2011 Winner – MS Dhoni (India)
2012 Winner – Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
2013 Winner – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
2014 Winner – Katherine Brunt (England)
2015 Winner – Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
2016 Winner – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
2017 Winner – Anya Shrubsole (England)
2018 Winner – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
2019 Winner – Virat Kohli (India)

(Source – icc-cricket.com/)

 




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