Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

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ICC Award for Best Player
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.jpeg
Presented byInternational Cricket Council
First awarded2004
Currently held byIndia Virat Kohli
Most awardsAustralia Ricky Ponting
Australia Mitchell Johnson
(2 awards each)
WebsiteICC Awards

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy is a cricket trophy awarded annually by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to its chosen world player of the year. It is considered to be the most prestigious of the annual ICC Awards and was first awarded in 2004 to Rahul Dravid.

The trophy is named after former West Indies cricket captain Sir Garfield Sobers, whose name was chosen by a panel consisting of Richie Benaud, Sunil Gavaskar and Michael Holding. They were asked by the ICC to select "an individual with whom to honour cricket's ultimate individual award".[1]

Selection[edit]

The recipient of the annual award is selected by an "academy" of 56 individuals (expanded from 50 in 2004), including the current national team captains of the Test-playing nations (10), members of the elite panel of ICC umpires and referees (18), and certain prominent former players and cricket correspondents (28). In the event of a tie in the voting, the award is shared.

Recipients[edit]

The inaugural recipient of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy was Indian Test batsman Rahul Dravid.

List of winners[edit]

Key
§ Indicates individual was shortlisted
Year of
ICC Awards
Image Winner Team Nominees Notes Ref(s)
2004 Rahul Dravid in 2010 Rahul Dravid  India Also named Test Player of the Year and named in the Test Team of the Year [2][3]
2005 Jacques Kallis in 2009 Jacques Kallis  South Africa Also named Test Player of the Year, named in the Test Team of the Year and selected as 12th man for the ODI Team of the Year [4][5][6]
Andrew Flintoff in 2006 Andrew Flintoff  England Also named in the Test Team of the Year and the ODI Team of the Year
2006 Ricky Ponting in 2006 Ricky Ponting  Australia Also named in the Test Team of the Year and the ODI Team of the Year [7][8]
2007 Ricky Ponting in 2009 Ricky Ponting  Australia Also named Captain of the Year, named in the Test Team of the Year and named in the ODI Team of the Year [9][10]
2008 Shivnarine Chanderpaul in 2006 Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies Also named in the Test Team of the Year [11]
2009 Mitchell Johnson in 2009 Mitchell Johnson  Australia Also named in the Test Team of the Year [12][13]
2010 Sachin Tendulkar in 2013 Sachin Tendulkar  India Also named in the Test Team of the Year and the ODI Team of the Year [14][15][16]
2011 Jonathan Trott in 2010 Jonathan Trott  England Also named in the Test Team of the Year [17][18]
2012 Kumar Sangakkara in 2014 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka Also named in the Test Team of the Year and the ODI Team of the Year [19][20]
2013 Michael Clarke in 2009 Michael Clarke  Australia Also named Test Player of the Year and named in the Test Team of the Year [21][22]
2014 Mitchell Johnson in 2014 Mitchell Johnson  Australia Also named Test Player of the Year and named in the Test Team of the Year [23][24]
2015 Steve Smith in 2018 Steve Smith  Australia N/A Also named Test Player of the Year, and named in the Test Team of the Year and the ODI Team of the Year [25]
2016 Ravichandran Ashwin in 2014 Ravichandran Ashwin  India N/A Also named Test Player of the Year and named in the Test Team of the Year [26]
2017 Virat Kohli in 2017 Virat Kohli  India N/A Also named ODI Player of the Year, named captain of the ODI Team of the Year and captain of the Test Team of the Year [27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inauguration of ICC Test Player of the Year trophy Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Beltrane, Stephanie (7 September 2004). "Rahul Dravid wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy as Player of the Year at ICC Awards". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Individual Awards". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 30 December 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Kallis and Flintoff share top award". ESPNcricinfo. 11 October 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Flintoff nominated for ICC awards". BBC Sport. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Nominees for ICC awards 2005". Rediff.com. 15 September 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ Fitzgerald, James (3 November 2006). "Ricky Ponting wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Player of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Dravid, Jayawardene and Ponting lead awards". ESPNcricinfo. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  9. ^ Fitzgerald, James (10 September 2007). "Ricky Ponting wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  10. ^ Fitzgerald, James (28 August 2007). "Ponting and Jayawardena head nominees for 2007 ICC Awards". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Chanderpaul is ICC Cricketer of Year". ESPNcricinfo. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Johnson is ICC Cricketer of the Year". ESPN. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  13. ^ "LG ICC Awards 2009". Cricfield.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  14. ^ Vijaya Kumar, K. C. (7 October 2010). "Sachin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Award". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Graeme Swann nominated for ICC Cricketer of Year award". BBC Sport. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dhoni in ICC Awards shortlist". Rediff.com. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Jonathan Trott is ICC Cricketer of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Eight England internationals in running for ICC Cricketer of the Year award". The Daily Telegraph. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Sangakkara wins big at ICC awards". ESPNcricinfo. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Cook named on ICC nomination list". Eurosport. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Michael Clarke named ICC player of the year". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Alastair Cook and James Anderson make shortlist for ICC Cricketer of the year award 2013". The Daily Telegraph. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Johnson, Sangakkara lead ICC awards nominees". ESPNcricinfo. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  24. ^ "ICC awards: Mitchell Johnson wins top two accolades". BBC Sport. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  25. ^ "ICC awards: Steve Smith wins cricketer and Test cricketer award". BBC Sport. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy". The Times of India. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards". ESPNcricinfo. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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