Colombo: Ireland's George Dockrell was named the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year here at the LG ICC Awards on Saturday.
The voting academy chose Dockrell ahead of other top Associate and Affiliate players including his teammates Kevin O'Brien, Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling as well as Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran.
Dockrell recently captained Ireland at the ICC U-19 World Cup.
During the 12-month voting period the left-arm spinner was the leading Associate and Affiliate wicket-taker with 43 scalps in all formats (T20I, ODI and Intercontinental Cup).
Dockrell, who plays county cricket for Somerset, claimed 14 T20I wickets in the year.
Upon winning the 20-year-old said: "It's great to win such an award and especially to be following the footsteps of an esteemed group of players like William Porterfield and Ryan ten Doeschate and only at the age of 20, I feel very honoured."