ICC Awards | De Kock wins ODI Cricketer of the Year; Mustafizur best emerging cricketer

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ICC Awards | De Kock wins ODI Cricketer of the Year; Mustafizur best emerging cricketer

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SportsCafe Desk

12/22/2016

South African wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock has beaten the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to win the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year Award. Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award, while Marais Erasmus has won the Umpire of the Year Award.

Quinton de Kock has beaten his teammate AB de Villiers, who won the award last year, to become the best ODI cricketer of the year. The South African has scored 793 runs in 16 ODIs with four centuries and a half-century during the period of 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016. He averaged over 56 and held a strike-rate of just under 98. de Kock also dismissed 15 batsmen from behind the wickets.

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.

Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman has become the first Bangladeshi cricketer to win an annual ICC award. He has been voted as the Emerging Cricketer of the Year after picking up eight wickets in three ODIs and 19 wickets in 10 T20Is during the period.

Flamboyant Afghanistani cricketer Mohammad Shahzad has won the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award after he finished as the leading ODI run-scorer with 699 runs in 16 one-day matches. He also scored 301 runs in four innings of three ICC Intercontinental Cup first-class matches and also contributed 533 runs in 17 T20Is.

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