Herath, Asela win big at Dialog Cricket Awards

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath clinched the prestigious Dialog Cricketer of the Year award and the best Test bowler award at the Dialog Cricket Awards 2017 held on Tuesday at the Water’s Edge in Battaramulla.

Asela  Gunaratne who has had a splendid year (June 2016-June 2017) as an all-rounder leading Sri Lanka several unlikely wins  grabbed four awards — T20I Batsman of the Year, All-rounder of the Year in both T20Is and ODIs and Most Promising Cricketer of the Year.

While Dhananjaya De Silva who top-scored for Sri during the home series against Australia last year was named the Test Batsman of the Year, Dilruwan Perera was named Test All-rounder of the Year.

Niroshan Dickwella was named Emerging Cricketer of the Year.  Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga and Kusal Mendis also bagged awards for their bowling and batting performance.

Kumar Dharmasena won the International Umpire of the Year award while Neil Perera was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The former World Cup winning Indian captain – legendary Kapil Dev graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour along with Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera who was the Chief Guest of the evening.

This year’s awards ceremony saw at least 60 awards being presented in both women’s and men’s cricket locally and internationally.

Women’s Cricket – (T20 – Division 1)

Best Batswoman – Prasidini Weerakkody (Navy SC)

Best Bowler – Janakanthi Mala (Colts CC)

Best All Rounder – Chamari Atapattu (Air Force SC)

Runners-Up (2016) – Army Sports Club

Winner (2016) – Air Force Sports Club

Women’s Cricket – (50 Over – Division 1)

Best Batswoman – Lasanthi Madushani (Navy SC)

Best Bowler – Inoka Ranaweera (Navy SC)

Best All Rounder – Chamari Atapattu (Air Force SC)

Runners-Up (2016) – Army Sports Club

Winner (2016) – Air Force Sports Club

Under 23 (Division 1 – T20)

Best Batsman – Lahiru Udara (NCC)

Best Bowler – Ramesh Mendis (SSC)

Best All Rounder – Ramesh Mendis (SSC)

Runners-Up (2016) – Sinhalese Sports Club

Winner (2016) – Army Sports Club

Under 23 (Division 1)

Best Batsman – Krishan Sanjula (SSC)

Best Bowler – Chalana De Silva (Chilaw Marians)

Best All Rounder – Kasun Vidura (Chilaw Marians)

Runners-Up (2016) – Army Sports Club

Winner (2016) – Chilaw Marians Cricket Club

Premier League Tier B

Best Batsman – Hashan Prabath (Kurunegala YCC)

Best Bowler – Chamikara Edirisinghe (SL Ports Authority)

Best All Rounder – Rajeewa Weerasinghe (Lankan CC)

Runners-Up (2016) – Panadura SC

Winner (2016) – SL Ports Authority CC

Inter-District Limited Overs

Best Batsman – Harsha Cooray (Kilinochchi District)

Best Bowler – Sanjika Ridma (Badulla District)

Best All Rounder – Ashan Priyanjan (Colombo District)

Runners-Up (2016) – Kegalle District

Winner (2016) – Colombo District

Premier League Tier A

Best Batsman – Sadeera Samarawickrama (Colts CC)

Best Bowler – Malinda Pushpakumara (Chilaw Marians CC)

Best All Rounder – Chathuranga De Silva (NCC)

Runners-Up (2016) – Chilaw Marians CC

Winner (2016) – Sinhalese Sports Club

Domestic Umpire of the Year – Ranmore Martinez

Domestic Match Referee of the Year – Wendell Labrooy

Lifetime Achievement Award – Neil Perera

International Umpire of the Year – Kumar Dharmasena

Journalist of the Year – Champika Fernando

T20I Batswoman of the year – Chamari Atapattu

T20I Women’s bowler of the year – Sugandika Kumari

ODI Batswoman of the year – Chamari Atapattu

ODI Women’s Bowler of the year – Inoka Ranaweera

T20I Batsman of the year – Asela Gunaratne

T20I Bowler of the year – Lasith Malinga

T20I All-rounder of the year – Asela Gunaratne

ODI Batsman of the year – Kusal Mendis

ODI Bowler of the year – Suranga Lakmal

ODI All-rounder of the year – Asela Gunaratne

Test Batsman of the year – Dhananjaya De Silva

Test Bowler of the year – Rangana Herath

Test All-rounder of the year – Dilruwan Perera

Emerging Cricketer of the year (domestic) – Ron Chandragupta

Most Promising Cricketer (domestic) – Wanindu Hasaranga

Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Niroshan Dickwella

Most Promising Cricketer – Asela Gunaratne

Dialog Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Chamari Atapattu

Dialog Cricketer of the Year – Rangana Herath

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