ICC Awards 2007





Cricketer of the Year: Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Other nominees:
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)

Test Player of the Year: Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)
Other nominees:
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri)
Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
Ricky Ponting (Aus)

Emerging Player of the Year: Shaun Tait (Aus)
Other nominees:
Ravi Bopara (Eng)
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
Ross Taylor (NZ)

Captain of the Year: Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Other nominee:
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri)

One-day Player of the Year: Matthew Hayden (Aus)
Other nominees:
Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Glenn McGrath (Aus)

One-day Player of the year for non-Test nations: Thomas Odoyo (Ken)
Other nominees:
Ashish Bagai (Can)
Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned)
Steve Tikolo (Ken)

Women's Cricketer of the Year: Jhulan Goswami (Ind)
Other nominees:
Lisa Sthalekar (Aus)
Claire Taylor (Eng)

Umpire of the Year: Simon Taufel (Aus)
Other nominees:
Mark Benson (Eng)
Steve Bucknor (WI)
Daryl Harper (Aus)

Spirit of Cricket Award: Sri Lanka
Other nominees:
Australia
Ireland
New Zealand

World Test Team of the Year:
Matthew Hayden (Aus), Michael Vaughan (Eng), Ricky Ponting (Aus, capt), Mohammad Yousuf (Pak), Kevin Pietersen (Eng), Michael Hussey (Aus), Kumar Sangakkara (SL, wkt), Stuart Clark (Aus), Makhaya Ntini (SA), Mohammad Asif (Pak), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), 12th man: Zaheer Khan (Ind)

World ODI Team of the Year:
Matthew Hayden (Aus), Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), Ricky Ponting (Aus, capt), Kevin Pietersen (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Jacques Kallis (SA), Mark Boucher (SA, wkt), Chaminda Vaas (SL), Shane Bond (NZ), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), Glenn McGrath (Aus), 12th man: Michael Hussey (Aus)



It is insane to pack the World Test team with six batsmen, Sangakkara as the wicket-keeper means - the team has seven top batsmen. Three fast bowlers and one 15 degrees spinner. No all-rounder too.

What the hell has Michael Vaughan done in the last one year to be in the World Test team? If Vaughan could get in, why not Flintoff?

No Indian player in the Test XI is also an interesting pick by the ICC selectors.

This whole idea of ICC Oscars is ridiculous.

Mark Boucher has done well in the ODIs - especially a big hundred against the mighty Zimbabwe. How does that pale Gilchrist's performance? How could ICC ignore Gilchrist's big hundred in the World Cup final?

This year's awards are a clear indicator that it is time we got rid of the ICC. The game of Cricket needs a professional body, not a feudal monopoly.

Hussey should be in the team and not wasted as a 12th man. Just that Hayden has got many chances (as is the case with Tendulkar) at the top of the batting order - makes him the best?

This ICC XI (not Twelve) would easily be beaten by the Rest of the World XI.

2 comments :

  1. its really stupid and iritating to see that jacques kallis not in the test squad..he is the best test allrounder than odi allrounder..sucks..there needs to be a solid 3rd batsman...kallis is the best choice..

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  2. its really stupid and iritating to see that jacques kallis not in the test squad..he is the best test allrounder than odi allrounder..sucks..there needs to be a solid 3rd batsman...kallis is the best choice..

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