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Cricket: Aussie captain Clarke bags top ICC awards

Published on Dec 13, 2013 5:01 PM
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Australian batsman captain Michael Clarke cuts a ball off the England bowling on the first day of the third Ashes cricket Test match in Perth, on Dec 13, 2013. Clarke has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named ICC Cricketer of the Year on Friday, Dec 13, 2013, with the Australia captain also bagging the Test Player of the Year award after a stellar season with the bat. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Michael Clarke has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named ICC Cricketer of the Year on Friday, with the Australia captain also bagging the Test Player of the Year award after a stellar season with the bat.

Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, who won both the honours last year, has been named ODI Cricketer of the Year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.

Promising Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was named ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year.

"I was very surprised, to be honest, I think probably because there are so many guys who are playing so well around the world at the moment," Clarke told the Cricket Australia website (www.cricket.com.au).

 
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