'Superman' AB de Villiers named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year
Under AB's captaincy, South Africa managed to win their first-ever World Cup knockout game this year.
New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday named South African batsman, AB de Villiers, ODI Cricketer of the Year 2015 in its award ceremony.
Arguably the most dangerous batsman in world cricket, AB, has been exceptional with the willow through out the year.
In the 2015, the big hitter of the cricket ball scored runs with a staggering strike rate of over 130, with an averaging over 70.
Under his captaincy, South Africa managed to win their first-ever World Cup knockout game, when they beat Sri Lanka in the quarter-final of the Cricket World Cup 2015.
“It is an honour to be named as the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2015. It’s certainly been a memorable year with many highlights but a lot of disappointments as well.
“If I was to look back, the century I scored against the West Indies at the Wanderers will probably go down as the most memorable knocks of the year. In saying that, centuries count for nothing if the team isn’t winning, so hopefully in the future I can contribute to many more Proteas wins,” said De Villiers.
Here is the full list of ICC Awards 2015 winners
ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy): Steve Smith (Australia)
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year: Steve Smith (Australia)
ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers (South Africa)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Meg Lanning (Australia)
ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)
ICC T20I Performance of the Year: Faf du Plessis (South Africa) for his innings of 119 off 56 balls, 2nd T20I vs West Indies at Johannesburg
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Josh Hazlewood (Australia)
ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year: Khurram Khan (UAE)
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy) – Richard Kettleborough