International Cricket Council presented a list of awards to cricket players for the year 2018 on Tuesday. Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first player in history to bag three ICC awards for a calendar year. He won Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the year, ICC Men’s test player of the year and ICC ODI player of the year owing to an impressive performance in 2018.
South African pacer Kagiso Rabada also had an amazing year, placed second to Kohli for ICC Cricketer of the year and ICC Men’s Test Player of the year award.
Virat Kohli scored 1322 Test runs at an average of 55.08 in 13 matches, while in ODIs he amassed 1202 runs in 14 matches at an average of 133.55.
Afghanistan’s spinner Rashid Khan was ranked second for the ICC ODI player of the year.
Following is the list of all the ICC awards for the year 2018:
ICC MEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR: Virat Kohli
ICC MEN’S TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Virat Kohli
ICC MEN’S ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Virat Kohli
CAPTAIN OF ICC TEST TEAM OF THE YEAR: Virat Kohli
CAPTAIN OF ICC ODI TEAM OF THE YEAR: Virat Kohli
ICC EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Rishabh Pant (India)
ICC ASSOCIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Calum McLeod (Scotland)
ICC SPIRIT OF CRICKET YEAR: Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
ICC UMPIRE OF THE YEAR: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
ICC T-20 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Aaron Finch’s innings of 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare in July 2018.
ICC FAN’S MOMENT OF THE YEAR: India winning U-19 World Cup.
ICC TEST TEAM OF THE YEAR: Tom Latham (New Zealand), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Virat Kohli (India) (c), Henry Nicholls (New Zealand), Rishabh Pant (India) (wk), Jason Holder (Windies), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nathan Lyon (Australia), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan)
ICC ODI TEAM OF THE YEAR: Rohit Sharma (India), Jonny Bairstow (England), Virat Kohli (India) (c), Joe Root (England), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Jos Buttler (England) (wk), Ben Stokes (England), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Kuldeep Yadav (India), Jasprit Bumrah (India)