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"2023 ICC Awards Gala: Cricket Brilliance Highlights

"2023 ICC Awards Gala: Cricket Brilliance Highlights
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The ICC Awards ceremony held on January 25 was a glittering celebration of cricket excellence, with standout players from around the world being recognized for their remarkable performances in 2023.

Men's Player of the Year: Pat Cummins (Australia)

  • Cummins had an exceptional year as both captain and player, leading Australia to victory in the ODI World Cup and the World Test Championship. He was also a key contributor with the ball, finishing as the sixth highest wicket-taker across formats.

Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Virat Kohli (India)

  • Kohli's stellar year with the bat, tallying 1377 runs at an average of 72 and a strike rate of 99, earned him the ODI Cricketer of the Year award. His record-breaking performance in the World Cup, where he scored 765 runs, played a significant role in securing the honor.

Men's Test Cricketer of the Year: Usman Khawaja (Australia)

  • Khawaja's historic comeback year saw him as the highest run-scorer in Test cricket for 2023, breaching the 1000-run mark with an impressive average of 52. His outstanding performance earned him the Test Cricketer of the Year award.

Women's Cricketer of the Year: Nat Sciver-Brunt (England)

  • Sciver-Brunt received the award for the second successive time, showcasing phenomenal consistency in both ODIs and T20Is. Despite not topping the run charts due to limited appearances, she registered three centuries in ODIs and maintained a high strike rate in T20Is.

Women's ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year: Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)

  • Athapaththu's remarkable strike rate of 125, coupled with her consistency, played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka's successes, particularly the ODI series win against New Zealand. She was the only batter with a strike rate above 100 among those who crossed 400-plus runs in 2023.

Women's T20I Player of the Year: Hayley Matthews (West Indies)

  • Matthews' exceptional performance in T20Is, including 700 runs from 14 innings at an average of 63.6 and a strike rate of 132.3, earned her the T20I Player of the Year award. She played a crucial role in West Indies' performances, including a world record run chase against Australia.

Men's T20I Player of the Year: Suryakumar Yadav (India)

  • For the second consecutive year, Suryakumar Yadav was honored as the T20I Player of the Year. With 733 runs at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 159.6, he continued to be the mainstay of India's batting in T20Is.

Men's Emerging Player of the Year: Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

  • Ravindra's impressive showing with the bat, particularly in ODIs, earned him the Emerging Player of the Year award. He ended the year with 820 runs at an average of 41 and a strike rate of 108.

Women's Emerging Player of the Year: Phoebe Litchfield (Australia)

  • Litchfield made a laudable start to her international career, ending 2023 as the second highest run-scorer in ODIs. Her impactful performances also earned her recognition in T20Is.

Men's Associate Cricketer of the Year: Bas de Leede (Netherlands)

  • De Leede's all-round contributions were crucial to Netherlands' successes, particularly their qualification for the ODI World Cup, earning him the Associate Cricketer of the Year award.

Women's Associate Cricketer of the Year: Queentor Abel (Kenya)

  • Abel's excellent performances with both bat and ball in women's Associate cricket earned her the Associate Cricketer of the Year award.

Umpire of the Year: Richard Illingworth

  • Illingworth was recognized as the Umpire of the Year for his officiating contributions in international cricket.

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