Mandhana the only Indian in the running for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award
In the men’s category, Pakistan captain Babar Azam, England Test captain Ben Stokes, Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza and New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee are in the race. Stokes is also in the running for the Test Cricketer of the Year award.
Opener Smriti Mandhana is the only Indian in the race for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in both the men’s and women’s categories. Mandhana will face England’s Nat Sciver, New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr and Australia’s Beth Mooney. In the men’s category, Pakistan captain Babar Azam, England Test captain Ben Stokes, Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza and New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee are in the race. Stokes is also in the running for the Test Cricketer of the Year award. Apart from him, Johnny Bairstow of England, Usman Khawaja of Australia and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa are also in the race.
Voting for the award will begin next week with cricket fans from around the world and the ICC’s elite voting committee able to cast their votes. Experienced media representatives will be included in this committee. Mandhana, who was the ICC’s best female cricketer in the year 2021, is once again in the running for the award. She has scored the most runs for India in all formats combined. He scored 594 runs in T20 last year and 696 runs in ODIs. Her performance in the Women’s World Cup and Commonwealth Games was also commendable. Stokes is a strong contender for the award in the men’s section.
England have won nine out of ten Tests under Stokes’ captaincy. He also scored 870 runs which included two centuries. Apart from this, he took 26 wickets last year. Nomination list for ICC Awards: Male Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam, Sikandar Raza, Tim Southee, Ben Stokes Female Cricketer of the Year: Amelia Kerr, Smriti Mandhana, Beth Mooney, Nat Sciver Male Test Cricketer of the Year: Jonny Bairstow , Usman Khawaja, Kagiso Rabada, Ben Stokes Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam, Shai Hope, Sikandar Raza, Adam Zampa Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Alyssa Healy, Shabnam Ismail, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver Women’s T20 of the Year Cricketers: Nida Dar, Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana, Tahlia McGrath Male T20 Cricketer of the Year: Sam Karen, Sikandar Raza, Mohammad Rizwan, Suryakumar Yadav Emerging Male Cricketers: Finn Allen, Marco Jensen, Arshdeep Singh, Ibrahim Zadran Emerging Female Cricketers: Yastika Bhatia, Darcy Brown, Alice Capese, Renuka Singh.
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