West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has been named as the Emerging Player of the Year 2011 at the LG ICC Awards in London.
Bishoo, who played in five Test matches in the voting period and took 21 wickets with an average of 35.42. He also played in 11 ODIs, bagging 19 wickets at an average of 21.57.
Bishoo was chosen ahead of team-mate Darren Bravo, and Pakistan pair of Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali.
Unable to attend the awards, Bishoo said: “First of all I’d like to congratulate all the nominees for the ICC Emerging Player of the Year.
“I’d like to thank the ICC for giving me this award and I’m delighted to receive it. I’d like to thank my mother, my manager and all the players who have supported me throughout my career.
“I’m happy where I am and I am going to keep on working hard for the West Indies and continue to improve and keep playing good cricket.”
ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2011
- Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
- Devendra Bishoo (West Indies) – Winner
- Darren Bravo (West Indies)
- Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)