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Kumar Sangakkara named ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013

ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013
ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013

Former Sri Lanka captain and greatest batsmen Kumar Sangakkara  has been crowned as ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while Mahela Jayawardane won the Spirit of Cricket Award.


Australian skipper Michael Clarke was named as the best cricketer in the world in 2013.

The winners:

  • Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Michael Clarke (Australia)
  • Test Cricketer of the Year – Michael Clarke (Australia)
  • Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • ODI Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  • Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
  • Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year – Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
  • Twenty20 International Performance of the Year – Umar Gul (Pakistan)
  • T20I Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Sarah Taylor (England)
  • Spirit of Cricket Award – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
  • Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) – Richard Kettleborough

ICC’s Test team of the year (in batting order – announced earlier): 
Alastair Cook (ENG, Capt.)
 Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)
Hashim Amla (RSA)
Michael Clarke (AUS)
Michael Hussey (AUS)
AB de Villiers (RSA)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND, wicket-keeper)
Graeme Swann (ENG)
Dale Steyn (RSA)
James Anderson (ENG)
Vernon Philander (RSA)
12th Man: Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)
ICC’s one-day team of the year (in batting order – announced earlier)
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI)
Shikhar Dhawan (IND)
Hashim Amla (RSA)
Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)
AB de Villiers (RSA)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND, Capt. and wicket-keeper)
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)
Mitchell Starc (AUS)
James Anderson (ENG)
Lasith Malinga (SRI)
12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZL)

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