Kumar Sangakkara become the ODI Player of the Year 2011 and LG People’s Choice

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara has been named ODI Player of the Year 2011 and the second-ever recipient of the LG People’s Choice Award at the LG ICC Awards in London.

During the performance period, he played 25 ODIs and compiled 1,049 runs at an average of 55.21, including one century and seven half-centuries. As wicketkeeper, he also took 36 victims comprising 26 catches and 10 stumpings. Despite that busy workload, he still managed to lead his country to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai where they lost narrowly to home team India.

The independent voting academy of 25 highly credentialed cricket experts put Sangakkara first, ahead of such talented and in-form players as Australia’s Shane Watson, Gautam Gambhir of India and South Africa’s Hashim Amla.

Sametime, Kumar Sangakkara has become the second-ever recipient of the LG People’s Choice Award.

Sangakkara was voted to the award by the general public and beat off strong competition for the award from South Africa’s Hashim Amla, England’s Jonathan Trott, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Sangakkara was unable to collect the awards in person due to current playing commitments in the Sri Lanka Test series against Australia in Colombo.

LG ICC Awards 2011 Winners List 

LG People’s Choice Award 2011
* Hashim Amla (South Africa)
* MS Dhoni (India)
* Chris Gayle (West Indies)
* Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – Winner
* Jonathan Trott (England)

ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011
* Hashim Amla (South Africa)
* Gautam Gambhir (India)
* Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – Winner
* Shane Watson (Australia)

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year 2011
* Hashim Amla (South Africa )
* Alastair Cook ( England )
* Sachin Tendulkar (India)
* Jonathan Trott (England) – Winner

ICC Test Player of the Year 2011
* James Anderson (England)
* Alastair Cook (England) – Winner
* Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
* Jonathan Trott (England)

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2011
* Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
* Devendra Bishoo (West Indies) – Winner
* Darren Bravo(West Indies)
* Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year 2011
* Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands) – Winner
* Hamid Hassan (Afghanistan)
* Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
* Paul Stirling (Ireland)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2011
* Tim Bresnan (England): 3-10-3-4 v Pakistan, Cardiff, 7 September 2010
* JP Duminy (South Africa): 96 not out (54b, 10×4, 4×6) v Zimbabwe, Kimberley, 10 October 2010
* Tim Southee (New Zealand): 4-1-18-5 v Pakistan, Auckland, 26 December 2010 – Winner
* Shane Watson (Australia): 59 (31b, 6×4, 3×6) v England, Adelaide, 12 January 2011

ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2011
* Charlotte Edwards (England)
* Lydia Greenway (England)
* Shelley Nitschke (Australia)
* Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) – Winner

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year 2011
* Aleem Dar (Pakistan) – Winner
* Steve Davis (England)
* Ian Gould (England)
* Simon Taufel (Australia)

ICC Spirit of Cricket 2011
* MS Dhoni (India) – for his recall of Ian Bell during the second Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge, July/August 2011
* Jacques Kallis (South Africa) – for twice during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 walking after clarifying with the opposition fielder if they had caught the ball cleanly

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