ICC Awards: Rohit Sharma named ODI Cricketer of 2019

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single edition of the World Cup and ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer. He finished 2019 with 7 ODI hundreds.

SHARE


Mumbai-born, Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma was named as the International Cricket Council's ODI Player of the Year 2019. While Sharma was adjudged the 2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year, Kohli was awarded the 2019 Spirit of Cricket award for his heartwarming gesture asking fans not to boo Steve Smith during the World Cup 2019.

However, the most prestigious ICC award went to England all-rounder Ben Stokes as he was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being adjudged as the World Player of the Year. In the meantime, Australian pacer Pat Cummins won the 2019 Test Cricketer of the Year award for his 59 Test wickets.

Rohit Sharma had showed a fiery form throughout 2019. Initially, he owned the World Cup 2019 by becoming the first batsman to hit five hundreds in a single edition of the World Cup and later, finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer. He ended the year with seven ODI centuries.

Another Indian to have been bestowed with an ICC award was opener Mayank Agarwal, who also had a remarkable maiden year in Test cricket and was awarded with the opening role in ICC's Test team of the year.

Agarwal is the only Indian besides Kohli in the select team which is dominated by five Australians (Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon). However, the ODI team of the year was dominated by Indians with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav finding a place each.

Full List of awards:

Ben Stokes: World player of the year

Pat Cummins: 2019 Test Cricketer of the Year

Rohit Sharma: 2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year

Virat Kohli: 2019 Spirit of Cricket Award

Marnus Labuschagne: 2019 ICC Men's Emerging Cricketer

Deepak Chahar: 2019 T20I Performer of the Year (6/7 against Bangladesh)

Kyle Coetzer: 2019 Associate Cricketer of the Year

Richard Illingworth: 2019 Umpire of the Year

ICC ODI Team of the Year 2019: Rohit Sharma, Shai Hope, Virat Kohli (c), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav

ICC Test Team of the Year 2019: Mayank Agarwal, Tom Latham, Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, BJ Watling (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Neil Wagner, Nathan Lyon

RELATED TOPICS
Latest News