ICC Awards 2023: Nominees, Prediction And All Details

The International Cricket Council (ICC) conducts an annual award ceremony to felicitate the best cricketers across the globe for their exceptional performances throughout the year. Over the years, several great players have been honored with the ICC Awards for their performances in a particular year. 

ICC Awards 2023 Nominees
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This year, the nominations for all the categories are star-studded and the competition is set to be more interesting than ever before. Here are the five men’s categories, their nominees, and their predictions for the ICC Awards 2023. The date of the ceremony is not known yet but last year it took place on January 23rd January. 

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Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023

The nominees are:

  • Pat Cummins – Scored 422 runs and picked up 59 wickets across all formats. Moreover, Pat Cummins did a good job as the captain of the Australian national team. He led to glory in the 2023 ODI World Cup. 
  • Travis Head – Scored 919 runs overall. Travis Head was a vital cog in Australia’s ODI and Test teams. 
  • Ravindra JadejaScored 613 runs and picked up 66 wickets. Jadeja has consistently been the primary all-rounder in the Indian team across all formats for a long time now. 
  • Virat KohliScored 1377 runs. Virat Kohli got back to sensational form in the 2023 season and performed particularly well in the ODI World Cup 

The Sir Garfield Sobers trophy is awarded to the best overall performer in men’s international cricket across all three formats during the said performance period. Among the four nominees, Virat Kohli and Pat Cummins are the most apt to win this award as they have proved their mettle in all three formats. However, as Pat Cummins led his side to victory in the 2023 ODI World Cup, the balance might be tipped in his favour. 

Predicted Winner: Pat Cummins

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ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023 

The nominees are:

  • Ravichandran AshwinPicked up 41 wickets and scored 150 runs.
  • Travis Head – Scored 919 runs overall
  • Usman Khawaja – Scored 1210 runs overall
  • Joe Root – Scored 787 runs overall 

Joe Root is usually ahead in the battle for the Men’s test cricketer of the Year award but there are better contenders this time. Both Usman Khawaja and Travis Head played important roles in Australia’s test team. However, as Travis Head was an overall better player in 2023, he might win the Test Cricketer of the year award. 

Predicted Winner: Travis Head

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ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 

The nominees are:

  • Shubman Gill – Scored 1584 runs 
  • Virat Kohli – Scored 1377 runs
  • Daryl Mitchell – Scored 1204 runs
  • Mohammed Shami Picked up 43 wickets 

This is indeed going to be a tough competition. If the discussion was solely about their performances in the World Cup, Mohammed Shami and Virat Kohli would have been the clear favourites to win the Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award. However, as the entire year will be considered, Shubman Gill has a much better chance of winning the award. 

Predicted winner: Shubman Gill

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Source: ICC Cricket World Cup)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023 

The nominees are:

  • Mark Chapman – Scored 576 runs
  • Alpesh Ramjani – Scored 449 runs and picked up 55 wickets 
  • Sikandar Raza – Scored 515 runs
  • Suryakumar Yadav – Scored 733 runs 

India’s Suryakumar Yadav is currently the No. 1 ranked T20I batsman in the world. However, considering the statistics solely, Alpesh Ramjani is way ahead in the run to win the Men’s T20I Cricketer of the year award this year. 

Predicted winner: Alpesh Ramjani 

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ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023

The nominees are:

  • Gerald Coetzee – Picked up 47 wickets and scored 148 runs
  • Dilshan Madushanka – Picked up 37 wickets and scored 34 runs
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal – Scored 718 runs
  • Rachin Ravindra – Scored 911 runs and picked up 23 wickets 

Gerald Coetzee and Rachin Ravindra are the clear favourites to win this tournament as they performed brilliantly in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Rachin Ravindra was not only one of the best kiwi batters in the tournament but he also was one of the best batters in the entire tournament. 

Predicted Winner: Rachin Ravindra 

ICC Awards 2022: Who won the awards last year? 

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam
  • ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Ben Stokes
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam
  • ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Suryakumar Yadav
  • ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Marco Jansen