Dravid, ishant to get top bcci awards

Gill Saab

Yaar Malang
Veteran batsman Rahul Dravid and pacer Ishant Sharma, who were the top Test performers for India on the recent tours to England and the West Indies, would receive BCCI awards at the function scheduled to be held in Chennai in December.
Dravid had scored 1,285 runs from 15 Tests at 53 per innings during the October 1, 2010-September 30, 2011 -- period for the BCCI annual awards and will get the Polly Umrigar Trophy, according to information available. During the same period, the lanky Ishant grabbed 16 wickets from three Tests in the West Indies at 16.8 per match, which included two 5WIs and one 10WM, that has fetched him the Dilip Sardesai for the country's best performer in the Caribbean Test series.
The Col. CK Nayudu Award for lifetime achievement will also be given away at the function which is expected to be held before the team leaves for Australia. Other awards for domestic cricket, in seniors and juniors, and for women would also be given away at the function, it was learnt.