There were a number of worthy contenders for the latest Cricket World Player Of The Week award following the first full week of competition at the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
High-class performances from members of all eight competing nations were weighed up but Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen as the award winner.
The battle for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award is a close run one. Any one of six players could win the award, but it is the under-rated Ian Bell who takes it.
Bell hit two unglamorous half-centuries for England last week - both of which led to wins and helped them get back on track after a poor showing in the first part of the ODI series against New Zealand.
Martin Guptill is a shoo-in for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. The 26 year-old from Auckland hit back-to-back match-winning hundreds in the opening two One-Day Internationals against England and has almost single-handedly thrown their ICC Champions Trophy plans into disarray.
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