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Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Abbas was bestowed with the honour of being named Test Cricketer of the Year at the Pakistan Cricket Board’s annual awards ceremony in Karachi on Wednesday.
Abbas, who made his Test debut in April 2017, has starred in the five Tests Pakistan have played over the last 12 months as he took 27 wickets at an average of 16.85.
Overall, Abbas has featured in eight Tests and claimed 42 wickets at an average of 17.69.
Meanwhile, fellow seamer Hasan Ali took home the ODI Cricketer of the Year award for picking up 26 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 18.
The T20I Cricketer of the Year prize went to batsman Babar Azam as he accumulated 489 runs in 12 matches, which included four half-centuries and a career-best knock of 97 not out, at an average of 54.33.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, who made the highest score by a Pakistani player in ODI history after scoring a career-best 210 not out in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, walked away with the Special Award for Outstanding Performance.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed claimed the Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Award for not missing a single game in the last year.
Meanwhile, Sana Mir was named the Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, while Javeria Khan secured the Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year prize.
List of Award Winners
Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Mohammad Abbas
Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Hasan Ali
Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Sana Mir
Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam
Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Javeria Khan
Men’s Emerging Player of the Year – Faheem Ashraf
Women’s Emerging Player of the Year – Diana Baig
Special Award for Outstanding Performance – Fakhar Zaman
Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Award – Sarfraz Ahmed