Sourav heads the race for Castrol Indian Cricketer of the year

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New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Sourav Ganguly - the man who has just completed one of the most stirring comebacks is at the forefront of the race for the ''Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year''.

Ganguly, who scored 1106 runs from 10 Tests in the calendar year of 2007, heads the list of the nominees for the CASTROL Indian Cricketer of the Year Award, with a tally of 51 points.

Two architects of inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa also figures among the five nominees for the CASTROL Indian Cricketer of the Year Award 2007.

Yuvraj Singh is ranked fourth with a total of 42 points. Three points ahead of him, in third place is his Twenty20 team mate and one-day skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a succession of nineties during the year, is ranked second with 50 points. Rahul Dravid is ranked fifth with 37 points.

The winner of the CASTROL Indian Cricketer of the Year Award will be selected as always through a 'secret ballot.' Every single living cricketer who has represented India in at least one test match or five one-day internationals will 'vote' for the winner, from among the five nominees.

The player with the maximum votes will receive the award, which comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs 5 lacs, at the CASTROL Awards for Cricketing Excellence Ceremony, which will be held later this year.

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