ICC Awards: Pujara Named Emerging Cricketer, Clarke Wins Cricketer of the Year

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By Vishnuprasad Pillai | December 14, 2013 2:51 AM EST

India's Cheteshwar Pujara has been named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards given annually by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Australian captain Michael Clarke was the big winner of the night, clinching both Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year honours. India also had another winner, apart from Pujara, as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the People's Choice award.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was named ODI Cricketer of the Year, while compatriot Mahela Jayawardena won the Spirit of Cricket Award.

"Australia captain Michael Clarke was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Clarke has been joined on the winners' list by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, and India's Cheteshwar Pujara, who claimed his first-ever ICC award after being named the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year," said the ICC in a statement.

Pujara is the second fastest Indian to get to 1000 Test runs; a feat he achieved during his double hundred against Australia at Hyderabad in March. The 25-year-old now has 1310 runs from 15 Tests at an average of 65.50.

New Zealand's Suzie Bates won the Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year. There were 11 individual awards in total, as well as the two ICC Teams of the Year; for Tests and ODIs. 

"I'd like to congratulate all of the winners announced today, who are all highly deserving of their awards. It's been a fantastic year of cricket and I think a special congratulation is needed for Michael Clarke, who claimed two awards this evening, including of course the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year. I would also like to extend my thanks to all of those on the Selection Panel and the various Voting Academies who gave up their time to vote for the various awards," said ICC President Alan Isaac.

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Michael Clarke (Australia)

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Michael Clarke (Australia)

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Cheteshwar Pujara (India)

LG People's Choice - MS Dhoni

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year - Umar Gul (Pakistan)

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates (New Zealand)          

ICC T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year - Sarah Taylor (England)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka)

ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) - Richard Kettleborough 


ICC Test Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):

Alastair Cook (Eng - captain), Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind), Hashim Amla (SA), Michael Clarke (Aus), Michael Hussey (Aus), AB de Villiers (SA), MS Dhoni (Ind - wicketkeeper), Graeme Swann (Eng), Dale Steyn (SA), James Anderson (Eng), Vernon Philander (SA), 12th Man - Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)

ICC ODI Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL), Shikhar Dhawan (Ind), Hashim Amla (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), AB de Villiers (SA), MS Dhoni (Ind, wicketkeeper/captain), Ravindra Jadeja (Ind), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Mitchell Starc (Aus), James Anderson (Eng), Lasith Malinga (SL), 12th Man - Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ)

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