R Ashwin named the International Cricketer of the Year

24 May 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards

India's top spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017.

Ashwin was presented the award on the basis of his performance in the past 12 months, during which he took 99 wickets.

He was also India's leading wicket-taker in home season against New Zealand, England and Australia.

In context: CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards

AboutCEAT Cricket Rating

Formed in 1995 by three legends Clive Lloyd, Ian Chappell and Sunil Gavaskar, the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) is a system to recognize and reward the performances of the international cricketers annually.

Based on their performances, awards for the CCR Best Bowler, CCR Best Batsman, CCR Best Cricketer and CCR Best Cricket Team as well as CEAT Under 19 & T20 are given.

24 May 2017R Ashwin named the International Cricketer of the Year

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