Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo awards

Feb 28, 2017 12:14 IST

Virat Kohli ESPN Indian national cricket team captain, Virat Kohli was named the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPN cricinfo awards.

The winners were decided by an independent jury comprising some of the world renowned former cricketers including Ian Chappell, Aakash Chopra, Mahela Jayawardene, Iain O'Brien, Courtney Walsh, Ramiz Raja and the Editor-in-chief, Assistant editor and senior correspondents of ESPNcricinfo.

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While Kohli won the esteemed title for his impressive tally of leading India to nine wins from a total of 12 tests, England’s Ben Stokes won the title of ‘Test Batting Performance of the Year’ for his incredible innings of 258 runs off 198 balls against South Africa in Cape Town.

Another English player, Stuart Broad was honoured with the ‘Test Bowling Performance of the Year’ award for the second year in a row for taking 6 wickets and giving away just 17 runs in England’s third test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

Further, the ‘Debutant of the Year’ title very deservingly went to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, a young Bangladeshi bowler who took 19 wickets in just two test matches against England.

Following is the full list of winners:

Award

Winner

Test batting winner

Ben Stokes

Test bowling winner

Stuart Broad

ODI batting winner

Quinton de Kock

ODI bowling winner

Sunil Narine

T20I batting winner

Carlos Brathwaite

T20I bowling winner

Mustafizur Rahman

Captain of the year

Virat Kohli

Debutant of the year

Mehedi Hasan

Associate batting winner

Mohammad Shahzad

Associate bowling winner

Mohammad Nabi

Women's batting winner

Hayley Matthews

Women's bowling winner

Leigh Kasperek

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