Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara
clinched the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year honour while spinner Rangana Herath won the International Bowler of the Year award at a ceremony organised in Mumbai yesterday.
Classy middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane won the Indian Cricketer of the Year award.
Former India captain Kapil Dev, who led the country to the first of two World Cup titles in 1983, was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.
Rohit Sharma, who yesterday led Mumbai Indians to their second title when they outclassed Chennai Super Kings in a one-sided final at the Eden Gardens, was given a special award for his record-breaking 264 made against Sri Lanka in an ODI at Kolkata.
It was also Sharma’s second double century in the 50-over internationals, the only batsman to have achieved this feat.
The awards honour the best of the cricketers based on their performances in international cricketing in all formats - Test, ODI and T20 - as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the year 2014 – 2015.
List of award winners:
International Lifetime Achievement Award - Kapil Dev
International Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara
Indian Cricketer of the Year –Ajinkya Rahane
International Batsman of the Year – Hashim Amla
International Bowler of the Year – Rangana Herath
T20 Player of the Year – Dwayne Bravo
Popular Choice Award – Kieron Pollard
Special Performance of the Year Award – Rohit Sharma
Domestic Cricketer of the Year – R Vinay Kumar
Young Player of the Year – Deepak Hooda.