Younus Khan edges his Pakistan team-mate Saeed Ajmal out to earn the award. His unbeaten 200 in the first Test against a resilient Zimbabwe finally helped his side take control after an evenly-matched first three days in Harare.
Stuart Broad and Heather Knight each put in performances that must rank as high as anything they have achieved in their careers during their respective Ashes series and are named as joint players of the week.
No one player stands out when considering the identity of this week's Cricket Word Player of the Week award winner. However, three men emerge as the main contenders.
Chris Gayle and Matt Machan both hit hundreds for their respective sides, while Sunil Narine took four for 40 to bamboozle Sri Lanka's batsmen in the Tri-Nation series in the Caribbean.
Ashwin was virtually unplayable on a dry, turning pitch at Edgbaston and delivered his four overs at a cost of 15 runs, as well as collecting two wickets. In the semi-final against Sri Lanka he had also bowled well, returning figures of three for 48 from his 10 overs.
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.
The battle for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award is a close contest between four men. Kamran Akmal and Kevin O'Brien both played starring roles in the highly entertaining ODI series in Clontarf, while Graeme Swann and Joe Root excelled during the rain-hit second Test at Headingley.
There can be only one winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. Zimbabwe's captain Brendan Taylor almost single-handedly led his side's batting in the Test win over Bangladesh in Harare, becoming the first Zimbabwe captain to score a century in each innings of a Test match.
There was international cricket action in both the women's cricket and associate cricket arenas over the past week. Namibia beat the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek, while India Women completed a six-nil clean sweep of Bangladesh Women by winning the three One-Day Internationals in Ahmedabad.
With the start of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League, there has been only women's international cricket action over the past week. The three-match Twenty20 series in Vadodara between India Women and Bangladesh Women was unsurprisingly won by India.
In the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Tillakaratne Dilshan struck a magnificent 125, but managed to end up on the losing side as Nasir Hossain chipped in with a crucial unbeaten 33 in the reduced Bangladesh run chase. Also in that match, Abdur Razzak became the first Bangladeshi to take 200 ODI wickets when he recorded the fourth five-wicket haul of his 141-match career. It is he who earns this week's award.
There are a multitude of strong contenders for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award from Peter Fulton's twin centuries in the Auckland Test to Shane Shillingford's ten wickets against Zimbabwe and AB de Villiers' series-clinching innings in the final ODI against Pakistan. However, because his performance helped his side achieve a historic 4-0 whitewash over Australia Ravindra Jadeja just pinches it due to his excellence in Delhi.
In the Intercontinental Cup match between Scotland and Afghanistan, Afghan fast-bowler Izatullah Dawlatzai returned match figures of 11 for 94 to help his side leapfrog Scotland into second in the table.
Dawlatzai, a 21 year-old from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan, took six for 57 in Scotland's first innings as they were dismissed for just 125. He then shared nine wickets with fellow quick-bowler Dawlat Zadran in their second innings, taking five for 37 to subject the Saltires to an innings defeat.