South African may win top international cricket award

11:18, September 21, 2010      

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Top South African batsman Hashim Amla may win the ultimate accolade at the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards banquet to be held in Bangaluru, India, on Oct. 6.

Beeld newspaper in Johannesburg reported on Monday that Amla has been nominated along with the Indian duo of Sachin Tendukar and Virender Sehwag and England's Graeme Swann for the Cricketer of the Year award.

Dale Steyn, another South African, will vie for the Test Cricketer of the Year award with Tendulkar, Sehwag and Amla.

In other categories South Africa is well represented. AB de Villiers is a finalist for one-day international (ODI) cricketer of the year.

Ryan McLaren, who took South Africa's first ever five-wicket haul in a Pro20 International match, has been nominated for the Performance of the Year, in the 2-over format of the game.

Source: Xinhua


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