A brilliant year as a Test batsman, an ODI allrounder and a perfect captain saw Angelo Mathews been decided as the Cricketer of the Year prize at the Sri Lanka Cricket awards. Mathews also grabbed Best ODI Batsman and ODI Allrounder awards, and got a joint award for the Test Batsman prize along with Kumar Sangakkara.

Rangana Herath was the Best Test Bowler for the third consecutive year for picking 60 wickets in just 10 matches during the considered period. Lasith Malinga took home the ODI and T20 bowling prizes, who having captained Sri Lanka to a World T20 victory, while Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera won awards for Allrounder and Batsman respectively for the T20 format.

However, Mathews could not shake Sangakkara’s five-year grip on the People’s Choice Award, which was voted on online and also via text message.

Here is the full list of the Award Winners in the evert:

Men’s internationals:

Cricketer of the Year: Angelo Mathews

Test Batsman – Angelo Mathews & Kumar Sangakkara

Test Bowler – Rangana Herath

ODI Batsman – Angelo Mathews

ODI Bowler – Lasith Malinga

ODI Allrounder – Angelo Mathews

T20 Batsman – Kusal Perera

T20 Bowler – Lasith Malinga

T20 Allrounder – Thisara Perera

Women’s internationals:

Best Batsman – Chamari Atapattu

Best Bowler – Shashikala SIriwardene

Best Allrounder – Shashikala Siriwardene

Premier League Tournament:

Best Batsman – Jehan Mubarak

Best Bowler – Lakshan Rangika

Best Allrounder – Jeevan Mendis

Premier Limited-Overs Tournament:

Best Batsman – Niroshan Dickwella

Best Bowler – Nilanka Premaratne

Best Allrounder – Sachith Pathirana


Best Batsman – Rumesh Buddhika

Best Bowler – Dilanka Auwardt

Best Allrounder – KP Gajasinghe

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