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Virat Kohli adds another feather to his cap; named ICC cricketer of the year

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 January 2018, 13:17 IST
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 2017 awards. India captain Virat Kohli has been selected as the ODI Cricketer of the Year of 2017. Last year, he scored at an average of 76.84. His career average in ODIs is now 55.74, which is the highest in the world. In addition, in the T20 format, India's young spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was dominated. His performance against England in Bangalore was chosen as ICC Performance of the Year. In the final match of the series, Chahal took 6 wickets for 25 runs and turned the match on his own side in favor of India. Apart from these two Indian players, Australian legendary batsman Steve Smith was selected as the Test Cricketer of the Year.

In 2017, Smith scored 1875 runs at an average of 78.12 in 16 Tests. It includes 8 centuries and 5 fifties. Kohli also received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from the international governing body of cricket. In the year 2017, Kohli scored 2203 runs at an average of 77.80, during which he scored 8 centuries. At the same time, his average was 82.63 and in this format he scored 7 centuries. At the same time, Kohli has scored 299 runs with a strike rate of 153 in T20.

First published: 18 January 2018, 12:49 IST
 
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