Stage set for ICC awards

Updated: 11 September 2007 13:00 IST

It's time for ICC awards on Monday night and India's hopes are resting on one player, Jhulan Goswami.

Stage set for ICC awards

New Delhi:

It's time for ICC awards on Monday night and India's hopes are resting on one player, Jhulan Goswami.

She has been nominated in the Women's player of the year award.

Jhulan is only 23 years old, and the pace bowler has earned herself the reputation of being the fastest female bowler in the world throwing it down at around 120 km per hour.

In the Awards time frame she has taken an impressive 15 wickets in 2 tests against England, helping India to their first series win in England.

In one dayers she has 23 wickets in 18 one dayers, including seven in a quadrangular series in Chennai earlier this year, where India finished last after Australia New Zealand and England.

So no Indian male cricketer will win an ICC award for the third year in a row.

In the nominations in the men's category in the ODI player of the Year, its Australia all the way with Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting joined by the lone South African in Jacques Kallis.

In the Test Player of the Year category, Mutthiah Muralitharan, Kevin Pietersen, Ricky Ponting and Mohammad Yousuf will be in contention, while in the Cricketer of the Year Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kevin Pietersen, Ricky Ponting and Mohammad Yousuf are in the running.

Ponting's fourth nomination comes in the Captain of the Year where he will compete with Sri Lanka's Mahela Jaywardene.

In the Emerging Player of the Year category, England's Ravi Bopara, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Australia's Shuan Tait and New Zealand's Ross Taylor have been nominated.



Topics : Cricket
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