ICC Cricketer of the Year: International Cricket Council (ICC) holds an event every year to give the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy Award to the best cricket player of the year. It is the highest individual award for male cricketers, and it is given to them every year for their best achievements.
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The Sir Garfield Sobers Award: Justification by Name
The award is given out in the name of Sir Garfield Sobers, who used to be the leader of the West Indies cricket team. Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Holding, and Richie Benaud made up a group that picked his name.
Between 1954 and 1974, Sir Garfield, who is also known as Garry Sobers, played for West Indies. He is thought to be the best all-around player ever. He took part in 93 Tests, made 8032 runs with an average of 57.78, and had 235 wickets. Before Brian Lara broke it in 1994, his score of 365 not out against Pakistan in 1958 was the best score by a single player in a Test. He was also the first batsman in the history of first-class cricket to hit six sixes in a single over on six straight balls. The first person to get the Award was Rahul Dravid, who used to be an Indian cricketer.
ICC Cricketer of the Year Award Winners:
Here is a list of all of the cricketers who have won this prestigious award each year.
|2008||Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies|
|2012||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka|
|2021||Janneman Malan||South Africa|