Updated: 24 January 2022
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for all the cricket matches across the globe that has international importance. They have been pioneers in managing the cricket structure. The players who play these wonderful sports also get acknowledged for their performance through the calendar year across all formats. ICC introduced the ICC awards in 2004 to recognize consistent performers over the entire 12 months. They are set to announce another set of awards next month.
Cricketer of the year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Shaheen Shah Afridi.
ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the year 2021- Mohammad Rizwan (Pak).
ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the year 2021 – Tammy Beaumont- Eng
ICC Men’s emerging player of the year 2021 – Janeman Malan – SA
ICC Women’s emerging player of the year 2021- Fatima Sana – Pak
ODI Player Of The year award 2021 – Babar Azam (Pak)
Women’s cricketer of the year 2021, Smriti Mandhana.
ICC announced(on 19th Jan) Men’s T20I Team Of The Year 2021
Aiden Markram (SA), Babar Azan (captain) – (Pak), David Miller – (SA), Josh Hazlewood, Jos Buttler – (Eng), Mitchell Marsh – Aus, Mustafizur Rahman – Ban, Mohammad Rizwan – Pak, Shaheen Afridi – Pak, Tabraiz Shamsi- SA, Wanindu Hasaranga – SL
Men’s ODI Team Of The Year 2021
Babar Azam (c) – Pakistan, Dushmantha Chameera – SL, Fakhar Jaman – Pak, Janeman Malan – SA, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) – Ban, Mustafizur Rahman – Ban, Paul Stirling -Ireland, Rassie Van Der Dussen – SA, Simi Singh – Ireland Shakib Al Hasan- Ban, Wanindu Hasaranga – SL
Men’s Test Team Of The Year 2021
Diumuth Karunaratne- SL, Fawad Alam- Pak, Hasan Ali- Pak, Joe Root – Eng, Kane Williamson (c)- NZ, Kyle Jamieson – NZ, Marnus Labuschange -Aus, Rishabh Pant (wk) – Ind, Rohit Sharma -Ind, Ravichandran Ashwin- Ind, Shaheen Afridi- Pak
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ICC announced ( on 19th Jan) Women’s T20I Team Of The Year 2021
Amy Jones (Wk) – Eng, Danni Wyatt – Eng, Gaby Lewis – Ireland, Laura Wolvaardt – SA, Loryn Phiri – Zimbabwe, Marizanne Kapp – SA, Nat Sciver (captain) – Eng, Shabnim Ismail – SA, Smriti Mandhana – Ind, Sophie Ecclestone – Eng, Tammy Beaumont – Eng
Women’s ODI Team Of The Year 2021
Anisa Mohammed – WI, Alyssa Healy (wk) – Australia, Fatima Sana- Pak, Hayley Matthews – WI, Heather Knight – Eng, Jhulan Goswami – Ind, Lizelle Lee- SA, Mithali Raj – Ind, Marizanne Kapp – SA, Shabnim Ismail – SA, Tammy Beaumont – Eng
ICC Awards 2021 Categories
According to the latest press release from ICC, the ICC awards 2021 will comprise 13 individual awards, followed by five team awards. These will be in both the men’s and women’s categories. Given below are the list of the 13 individual awards:
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year
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The ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year
The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award
The ICC Umpire of the Year
ICC Awards 2021 nominees (To be updated)
ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year
- Kane Williamson
2. Shaheen Afridi
3. Joe Root
4. Md Rizwan
ICC Men’s T20 Player Of The Year:
- Mohammad Rizwan- Pakistan
- Wanindu Hasaranga- Sri Lanka
- Mitchell Marsh- Australia
- Jos Buttler- England
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
1. Babar Azam
2. Shakib Al Hasan
3. Janneman Malan
4. Paul Stirling
ICC Men’s Test Player Of The Year:
- Ravichandran Ashwin- India
- Joe Root- England
- Kyle Jamieson- New Zealand
- Dimuth Karunaratne- Sri Lanka
Women’s Cricketer Of The Year
Women’s T20I Cricketer Of The Year
ICC Women’s ODI Player Of The Year:
- Lizelle Lee- South Africa
- Tammy Beaumont- England
- Hayley Matthews- West Indies
- Fatima Sana- Pakistan
The first seven award categories will have nomination announcements on Dec 28,29,30, and 31st. A total of 4 individual players from each category will be shortlisted. The nominee will be decided by commentators, sports personalities, umpires, and other cricket dignitaries. After the nominee list is selected, the voting academy that comprises a broader pool of commentators and sports personalities, including the broadcasters, will give an individual ranking for the top three positions. They will also consider the fan’s votes from the digital channels.
The ICC associate categories will not see any nomination. Instead, the final result will be decided by the voting academy. The spirit of the year award will purely be decided by the ICC, while the umpire of the year award will be selected by the ICC elite panel of match referees. Talking about the 5 ICC teams of the year, it will be decided by an online pool by the voting academy. Each member will select their team with an individual captain.
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The Award Winners Announcement Dates
ICC Team of the year award result- 17th and 18th Jan.
Individual awards related to women’s cricket- 23rd Jan.
Individual men’s awards- 24th Jan.
Spirit of cricket award- 24th Jan
Umpire award- 24th Jan.