The International Cricket Council has revealed the list of ICC awards which are going to be held for the year 2022. This list includes some prominent names who have performed brilliantly over the course of this entire year.
There are some interesting nominations for different categories. Let’s see who made it to the nominations and are their selections justified and some others would have also made it to the awards.
SIR GARFIELD SOBERS FOR THE BEST PLAYER ACROSS ALL THE FORMATS:
The most exclusive of the ICC Awards. This sums up the chosen players entire summary of hard work and commitment.
- Babar Azam
- Ben Stokes
- Sikander Raza.
- Tim Southee
ICC MEN TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR:
Slight shock to see no Babar Azam in that list but anyways, all others are extremely talented
- Ben Stokes
- Johnny Bairstow
- Kagiso Rabada
- Usman Khawaja
ICC MEN ‘S ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
- Babar Azam
- Adam Zampa
- Sikander Raza
- Shai Hope
Not a surprise to see Babar Azam in the list. It won’t be wrong to say that Babar Azam is the best ODI batsman in the world at this time. No other Batsmen even comes close to what Babar has achieved in a short period. He has broken several records which include fastest to 4000 Runs and being the first batsman to score three consecutive ODI centuries on two different occasions.
Adam Zampa had an impressive year so far. The Australian leg-spin sensation has been difficult to read by the batsmen. He enjoyed his year in which he took a total of 30 wickets. The joint highest with his debut year wickets in One Day Career. One thing to notice is that, most of his performances were at home where conditions are not suitable for spinners.
The Zimbabwean All-Rounder, Sikander Raza, had a huge role to play in the revival of Zimbabwe Cricket on the international scene. He scored 645 runs and Eight wickets. This shows his calibre as an All-rounder and how well he has turned around his career.
West Indies have had a shortage of good batsmen nowadays, but Shai Hope has been a shining light at the end of a gloomy tunnel for West Indian Cricket. Hope scored 709 runs at an average of 35.45. He is a great asset to the team which is now in a phase of redemption.
ICC WOMEN ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
- Shabnim Ismail
- Amelia Kerr
- Nat Sciver
- Alyssa Healy
There are some prominent players in the Women category. Shabnim Ismail has been outstanding for South Africa and has shown glimpses of a great player. Everyone knows how good Alyssa Healy is, while Nat Sciver and Amelia Kerr had some decent outings in 2022.
ICC MEN T20I CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Sikander Raza
- Sam Curran
- M. Rizwan
Suryakumar Yadav has been in exceptional form throughout the year 2022. SKY produced some bombastic knocks in the recent past. He went past 1000 runs in T20 Internationals becoming the first Indian and second overall to achieve this feat. His performance in IPL gave a lot of confidence.
Sikander Raza has been in sublime form for the most part of 2022. Sam Curran, the man of the tournament for the World Cup, was bound to be successful this year. He has piled up wickets on wickets. A brilliant all-rounder cricketer and a genuine fast bowler, he showed why he has been so praised.
M. Rizwan is a T20 maestro for Pakistan. Exceptional, throughout this year again. He wreaked havoc in 2021, and he was planning on doing the same in 2022.
ICC WOMEN T20I CRICKETER AWARDS:
- Smrita Mandhana
- Nida Dar
- Sophie Devine
- Tahlia Mcgrath
Smriti Mandhana is one of the most decorated women players in recent times. Smriti, constantly has been an amazing and piled up runs which shows how good she is at the game.
Nida Dar is also a part of this exclusive list. Nida Dar is a specialist T20 Cricketer with proper calibre and skills to play the shortest format of the game. She performed amazingly against different sides in 2022.
These are the things kept in mind while choosing nominees for ICC Awards.