Steve Smith named cricketer of the year, UAE’s Khurram Khan takes associate award

Steve Smith of Australia looks on during day one of the first Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Blundstone Arena on December 10, 2015 in Hobart, Australia.

Former UAE skipper Khurram Khan has been named the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year. His batting performance was crucial to guiding the UAE to the group stage of the World Cup, earlier this year. Meanwhile, Australia captain Steve Smith has been named ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the best Test player. The 26-year-old batsman scored a world leading 1,734 Test runs, with seven centuries over the voting period. South Africa's AB de Villiers has been rated the best one-day international player, while his team mate Faf du Plessis won the award for best Twenty20 performance for his 56-ball innings of 119 against West Indies in January. Other award winners: ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year- Meg Lanning (Australia) ICC Women’s Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year- Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year- Josh Hazlewood (Australia) ICC Spirit of Cricket Award- Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) ICC Umpire of the Year- Richard Kettleborough

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