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Jasprit Bumrah to receive BCCI's Polly Umrigar award: Details here

Jasprit Bumrah to receive BCCI's Polly Umrigar award: Details here”

Apart from Bumrah, the Indian women's cricket team's leg-spinner Poonam Yadav, who had been recently granted the Arjuna Award, will likely to be because of the prize for Best Women's International Cricketer.

India spearhead Jasprit Bumrah headlined the BCCI Annual Awards function, grabbing the prestigious Polly Umrigar award apart from annexing the Dilip Sardesai honour for his exploits in global cricket in the 2018-19 season.

Since making his Test debut in January 2018, Bumrah has played 12 Tests and already taken 62 wickets at an average of 19.24 including five five-wicket hauls.

Teenager Shafali Verma (15) won a couple of awards for her outstanding performances.

Virender Sharma of Himachal Pradesh was adjudged the best umpire in domestic cricket while Vidarbha Cricket Association were presented the best performance award in domestic cricket for winning the Ranji Trophy last season.

Poonam Yadav who played her ODI debut against Bangladesh in April 13, 2013 has played 46 matches scoring 1501 runs with 72 wickets. While Mandhana scored 349 runs in 6 matches, the veteran bowler had picked 11 wickets in 6 matches.

Polly Umrigar award is awarded to the best male worldwide cricketer while Dilip Sardesai award is for both the highest wicket taker and highest run scorer in Test cricket.

Meanwhile, former India captains Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Anjum Chopra, the first Indian to play 100 women's ODIs, were presented with Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for Women, respectively.

His Test teammate Mayank Agarwal has been rewarded for a stellar year, getting the best worldwide debut award in the men's category. Shafali had accumulated 222 runs from nine T20Is. During this period, Pujara scored 677 runs in 8 Tests at the average of 52.07.

Nitish Rana bagged the best all-rounder award in domestic limited overs competitions. Bumrah took 34 wickets in six matches with three five-wicket hauls. It will be a special evening and I congratulate the winners.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said of the award: "With the BCCI Awards we honor the best achievements in the field, from the age group to the senior level, and also honor our legends".



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