Colombo: Rangana Herath was named the Cricketer of the Year at Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards. Apart from the honour, he was also adjudged the best bowler.
Herath took 46 Test wickets at 22.13 during the period under consideration, and had been the top wicket-taker in the world in 2012. He also became the third Sri Lankan to 200 Tests wickets after Muttiah Muralidharan and Chaminda Vaas during the Bangladesh series in March.
Kumar Sangakkara was adjudged the Best Test Batsman and also won the People’s Player of the Year.
Tillekaratne Dilshan won the award for Best ODI Batsman, while Lasith Malinga was given the nod for Best ODI Bowler. Angelo Mathews was the ODI All-rounder of the Year.