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ICC Awards 2023: All You Need to Know, Who Won Which Award, Full List of Awardees

The ICC has announced that the winners of the ICC Awards 2023 will be disclosed starting from Monday, January 22. These awards, recognizing top-performing cricketers in men’s and women’s international cricket for the previous calendar year (January 1 to December 31, 2023), are determined through a voting process involving media representatives and fans worldwide.

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ICC Men’s Cricketer of The Year 2023 Award Nominees, Image Credits- ICC Cricket

Over Monday and Tuesday, the Five Teams of the Year recipients will be revealed, followed by the announcement of the 13 individual award winners on Wednesday and Thursday. An independent panel of media representatives, forming the ICC Voting Academy, selected the five teams.

The initial awards on January 22 will include the Men’s T20I Team of the Year and Women’s T20I Team of the Year. On January 23, the Men’s ODI Team of the Year, Women’s ODI Team of the Year, and the Men’s Test Team of the Year will be announced.

The culmination of the awards will take place on Thursday, January 25, with the presentation of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year and the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year. Notably, the previous edition in 2022 saw Babar Azam and Nat Sciver crowned as the men’s and women’s cricketers of the year, respectively. In anticipation of the 2023 ceremony, Virat Kohli and Pat Cummins are among the favorites for individual honors, while Australia is expected to perform well in the team categories.

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Pat Cummins with the ODI World Cup 2023, Image Credits- ICC Cricket

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India Dominates in ICC Awards 2023: Rohit Sharma Captains ‘ODI Team of the Year’

Rohit Sharma, showcasing outstanding performance during the World Cup, has been appointed as the captain of the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year. The XI features a total of six Indian players, with Virat Kohli also securing a spot.

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In addition to Rohit and Kohli, the other Indian cricketers making it to the ODI Team of the Year include Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Shami. The remaining five members of the team represent South Africa (2 players), Australia (2 players), and New Zealand (1 player). Notably, from the World Cup-winning Australia squad, only all-rounder Travis Head and leg-spinner Adam Zampa secured positions in the elite XI.

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AHMEDABAD, INDIA – NOVEMBER 19: Rohit Sharma of India reacts during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 Final between India and Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Surprisingly, Australian captain and pacer Pat Cummins, despite leading his team to a historic sixth ODI World Cup title, did not secure a spot in the prestigious ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year.

The complete ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year comprises:-

  1. Rohit Sharma (c) (India)
  2. Shubman Gill (India)
  3. Travis Head (Australia)
  4. Virat Kohli (India)
  5. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)
  6. Heinrich Klaasen (wk) (South Africa)
  7. Marco Jansen (South Africa)
  8. Adam Zampa (Australia)
  9. Mohammed Siraj (India)
  10. Kuldeep Yadav (India)
  11. Mohammed Shami (India)

Suryakumar Yadav Clinches ICC T20I Player of the Year Award in 2023 with Sensational Performances

India’s dynamic middle-order batsman, Suryakumar Yadav, has been honored with the prestigious Best T20I Player of the Year award. His exceptional performance in 2023, with a striking rate of nearly 150 and an impressive average of around 50 in the shortest format, has rightfully earned him this recognition. As Suryakumar Yadav recuperates from his injury, he is expected to play a pivotal role in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

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AHMEDABAD, INDIA – MARCH 18: Suryakumar Yadav of India during the 4th T20 International between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium on March 18, 2021 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)

Yadav’s remarkable stats include scoring 733 runs in 17 innings at an average of 48.86 and an impressive strike rate of 155.95. Noteworthy performances during the series against West Indies and Sri Lanka in 2023 contributed to his outstanding record. Additionally, he showcased his prowess by achieving half-centuries against Australia (80 off 42 balls) and South Africa (56 from 36 balls). In the final T20I of the year against South Africa in Johannesburg, he posted an impressive century, scoring 100 runs off just 56 balls.

One of the standout innings was his explosive 112 off 51 balls against Sri Lanka in January, featuring nine sixes and seven fours, averaging almost a boundary every three deliveries. This outstanding effort stands as the second-fastest hundred for India in men’s T20Is, following Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball century against the same opponent in 2017, leading India to a convincing 91-run victory.

Suryakumar Yadav’s consistent and impactful performances have undoubtedly established him as a key player in the T20 format for India but the star player is currently undergoing rehab having underwent surgery.

Suryakumar Yadav, appointed as the captain for the T20 series in India’s South Africa tour, unfortunately faced a setback with a sports hernia, leading to his absence in subsequent T20 engagements, including the T20I series against Afghanistan. The talented batsman underwent a successful surgery in Munich, Germany, marking a crucial step in his recovery journey.

Post-surgery, Suryakumar Yadav is slated to commence the rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Although there’s no official announcement regarding the exact timeline for his return, reports suggest that he might achieve full fitness before the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Fans can look forward to witnessing Suryakumar in action during the IPL 2024 season, provided his recovery progresses as anticipated.

As India concludes its last T20 series against Afghanistan ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in June 2024, the team is entering the tournament on a positive note, having secured a 3-0 victory in the series.

Given Suryakumar Yadav’s status as the world’s number one batsman in T20 International cricket, his fitness holds paramount importance, especially with significant events like IPL 2024 and the T20 World Cup 2024 on the horizon.

Rachin Ravindra Secures ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award Following Breakthrough ODI World Cup 2023

Rachin Ravindra Secures ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award Following Breakthrough ODI World Cup 2023
Rachin Ravindra has been honored with the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year award following a breakthrough 2023 season. The left-handed all-rounder showcased his prowess with the bat, culminating in an impressive performance as the highest run-scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023.

The 24-year-old amassed 578 runs at an outstanding average of 64.22 during the ODI World Cup 2023, setting a record as the highest run-scorer by a New Zealand player in a single edition of the event. Rachin concluded the year with a total of 911 runs at an average of 36.44, coupled with 23 wickets to his name.

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MUMBAI, INDIA – NOVEMBER 14: Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand looks on during a New Zealand Nets session at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 Semi Final match between India and New Zealand on November 14, 2023 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Alex Davidson-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

While he participated in both forms of white-ball cricket, excelling in ODIs and T20Is, Rachin Ravindra particularly stood out in the longer format. In the 25 ODIs he played, he notched up 820 runs at an average of 41 and secured 18 wickets at 46.61.

Although his T20I performances didn’t match the level of his ODI success, they were still commendable. In the 12 T20Is he participated in, Rachin scored 91 runs at a strike rate of 133.82, also contributing with 5 wickets at an average of 32.80.

After accepting the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of Year award, Rachin Ravindra said:

It’s obviously a very special feeling.”

Whenever you get recognised by the ICC for something it is always special.”

Reflecting back it has been a pretty whirlwind last year and having the opportunity to play so much cricket in so many different environments has been very special.”

Australia Dominates Women’s ODI Team of the Year at ICC Awards 2023

Australia showcased their dominance in the Women’s ODI Team of the Year 2023, with five players securing a spot in the XI. Chamari Athapaththathu from Sri Lanka was named the captain of this star-studded team, while Australia’s Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ash Gardner, and Annabel Sutherland comprised a significant presence.

Phoebe Litchfield stood out as the second-highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs for the year, amassing 485 runs with an impressive average of 53.8, including a century and four fifties. Captain Athapaththu displayed sublime form throughout the year, accumulating 415 runs in just eight ODIs with an outstanding average of 69.16, scoring at a rate of over 125.

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 09: Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka celebrates making 100 runs during Game 3 of the One Day International Series between Australia and Sri Lanka at Allan Border Field on October 09, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Despite not scoring a century in 2023, Ellyse Perry secured her place in the XI. Amelia Kerr, the top-scorer in women’s ODIs for the year, was a strong contender for the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023.

Beth Mooney’s stellar performance in the middle-order saw her making 439 runs at an average exceeding 60. Nat Sciver-Brunt, despite playing only six ODIs, left a lasting impression, earning her a spot in both the Women’s ODI Player of the Year shortlist and the Best XI of the year.

Ash Gardner, the leading wicket-taker in women’s cricket in 2023, solidified her place in the XI with her impressive performances over the past year.

The Women’s ODI Team of the Year 2023:-

  1. Phoebe Litchfield
  2. Chamari Athapathathu (c)
  3. Ellyse Perry
  4. Amelia Kerr
  5. Beth Mooney
  6. Nat Sciver-Brunt
  7. Ash Gardner
  8. Annabel Sutherland
  9. Nadine de Klerk
  10. Lea Tahuhu
  11. Nahida Akter

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