Hasan Ali named Emerging Player of the Year

Hasan Ali named Emerging Player of the Year

International Cricket Council has announced Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali as Emerging Player of the Year.

The 23-year-old, currently the top-ranked ODI bowler, finished previous year with an impressive tally of 45 ODI wickets to his name.

He was also Player of the Series for his 13 wickets that helped Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory against India.

He is also the first Pakistan player to be voted as the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year.

On the other hand, India's Virat Kohli was declared cricketer of the year, Australian captain Steve Smith named as Test player of the year, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal won international Twenty20 performance of the year while Afghanistan's Rashid Khan took the associate cricketer of the year trophy.