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The ICC Test Player of the Year is an annual award, presented since 2004 by the International Cricket Council to the best Test player over the year in question. It is one of the annual ICC Awards.

ICC Award for Best Test player of the year
Awarded forBest performance over year in Test cricket
Presented byICC
First awarded2004
Currently held byIndia Virat Kohli
Most awardsAustralia Steve Smith
(2 Awards)
WebsiteICC Awards



The recipient of the annual award is selected by an "academy" of 56 individuals (expanded from 50 in 2004), including the current national team captains of the Test-playing nations (10), members of the elite panel of ICC umpires and referees (18), and certain prominent former players and cricket correspondents (28). In the event of a tie in the voting, the award is shared.


Superlative ICC Test Player of The Year
Player with most awards   Steve Smith 2
Oldest winner   Mohammad Yousuf 33
Youngest winner   Dale Steyn 25

List of WinnersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ICC awards: Steve Smith wins cricketer and Test cricketer award". BBC Sport. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Steve Smith claims ICC Test top gong for 2017". ABC News. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Kohli clean sweep of three major ICC awards".