Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (April 2012)|
|ICC Award for Best Player|
|Currently held by||Ravichandran Ashwin|
|Official website||LG ICC Awards|
The trophy is handcrafted by leading international crystal manufacturer Swarovski. The design features a red crystal cricket ball studded with over 4200 Swarovski crystal chantons, resting on a brass hand extended from a gold-plated base.
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".
As of 2011[update], they are known as the LG ICC Awards.
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.
|Superlative||ICC Player of The Year||ICC Test Player of The Year||ICC ODI Player of The Year||Overall|
|Player with most awards|| Ricky Ponting
|2||Sachin Tendulkar||2||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||2|| Ricky Ponting
|Player with most nominations|| Ricky Ponting
|3|| Jacques Kallis
|3|| Sachin Tendulkar
|3|| Ricky Ponting
|Player with most nominations
(without ever winning)
|Hashim Amla||3|| Mahela Jayawardene
|2|| Sachin Tendulkar
|Oldest winner||Sachin Tendulkar||37||Mohammad Yousuf||33||Matthew Hayden||36||Sachin Tendulkar||37|
|Youngest winner||Steven Smith||26||Dale Steyn||25||Virat Kohli||23||Virat Kohli||23|
List of Winners
2004 Winner: Rahul Dravid
2006 Winner: Ricky Ponting
2007 Winner: Ricky Ponting
2008 Winner: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2009 Winner: Mitchell Johnson
2010 Winner: Sachin Tendulkar
2011 Winner: Jonathan Trott
2012 Winner: Kumar Sangakkara
2013 Winner: Michael Clarke
2014 Winner: Mitchell Johnson
- Inauguration of ICC Test Player of the Year trophy
- List of winners of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy – The Tribune, December 7, 2013
- "Nominees - LG ICC Awards 2014". LG ICC Awards. International Cricket Council. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- Steven Smith claims top ICC awards
- "Ravichandran Ashwin - India's next greatest bowler?". NewsBytes. Retrieved 2016-12-22.