By CricketCountry Staff
London: Sep 12, 2011
England batsman Jonathan Trott was named the ICC Cricketer of the Year; his teammate Alastair Cook was named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara was named the ICC’s ODI Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in London.
In 12 Tests, Trott compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. In addition, he played 24 ODIs, hitting 1,064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s. In that time he has helped his team retain the Ashes in Australia, reach the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and also register other Test series victories against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan.
Cook played he played 12 Tests and in 18 innings, during the performance period, he compiled 1,302 runs at an average of 51.74, including six centuries and four half-centuries. His highest score of 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane helped his team towards series victory as it won the Ashes away from home for the first time since the 1986-87 season.
“I think the highlight of year was when we won in Sydney, to beat Australia and Chris Tremlett to take that final wicket it was truly a great year. This award is about the rest of the team not just me,” Cook expressed.
During the performance period, Sangakkara played 25 ODIs and compiled 1,049 runs at an average of 55.21, including one century and seven half-centuries. As wicketkeeper, he also took 36 victims comprising 26 catches and 10 stumpings. Despite that busy workload, he still managed to lead his country to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai where they lost narrowly to home team India.
"I would like to thank the rest of my teammates, they have done a great job over the years in one-day cricket and I am privileged to be part of this and led these guys for just over two years. I thank you again, I feel very very proud,” Sangakkara said.
Sangakkara was also named the winner of the LG People's Choice Award.