ICC Awards Announced

The ICC Awards were announced last night in Sydney with Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis picking up the top award in being named joint Players of the Year.

Earlier in the night Kallis was named the Test Player of the Year while Flintoff was named in both the ODI and Test teams of the Year.

Kevin Pietersen’s year got even better with him being named ODI Player of the Year and the Emerging Player of the Year. Pietersen averaged 87.33 across 21 ODIs through the voting period which included three hundreds.

The final award went to Simon Taufel who was named Umpire of the Year.

Along with the winners of the various awards on the night, the ICC announced their World ODI and Test teams of the year. They are as follows:

ICC Test Team of the Year Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting (capt), Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Andrew Flintoff, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Chaminda Vaas, Glenn McGrath. 12th man: Anil Kumble.

ICC ODI Team of the Year Marvan Atapattu (capt), Adam Gilchrist, Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Andrew Flintoff, Andrew Symonds, Daniel Vettori, Brett Lee, Naved-ul-Hasan, Glenn McGrath. 12th man: Jacques Kallis.

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