Srinagar: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and WTC Finalist Team India stars dominate the ICC Awards 2023 nominee list as ICC on Thursday announced shortlist for player of the year.
A trio of Indian stars feature among the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year nominees. Shubman Gill spent a lengthy time atop the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI batter rankings in 2023, scoring an impressive 1584 runs during the calendar year and picking up two ICC Men’s Player of the Month Awards along the way.
Competing alongside Gill for the ODI honours is fellow countryman Virat Kohli, fresh from his Player of the Tournament spell at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Kohli, who is a two-time Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy winner and three-time Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, scored six ODI centuries in the twelve-month period – more than any other player.
Strike bowler Mohammed Shami also features, having taken the third most ODI wickets during the year (43), and after producing an array of scintillating displays during CWC23 in which he was top wicket-taker. Completing the shortlist is New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, who also enjoyed a stellar year with the bat, recording 1204 runs and posting five centuries for the Blackcaps in 2023.
The ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year category is littered with top all-rounders, with Nat Sciver-Brunt in contention to claim back-to-back honours. Last year, the England star scooped the top two awards, and 2023 was equally prolific, as she hit three centuries in ODI outings and ended the year averaging 131 with the bat. She is joined on the shortlist by Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athapaththu, who scored freely atop the order, ending the year with a startling strike rate of 125.37 in ODI cricket.
Ashleigh Gardner won an unprecedented three ICC Women’s Player of the Month awards during the calendar year, including successive awards in June and July. As well as scoring valuable runs in the middle order in 50-over cricket, she took more wickets than anyone else (24). The final contender is New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr, nominated for the second year running for her ODI exploits, ending 2023 as the top run-scorer in the format with 541 runs at 67.62, in addition to eight wickets with the ball.
Fans are now able to vote for their favourite ODI, T20I and Emerging players here, with the final categories unlocked as the last group of nominees are revealed by the ICC tomorrow.
Shortlists are being revealed in nine ICC Awards 2023 categories between 3 and 5 January, and have been determined by a specialist panel of cricket writers and broadcasters, who selected the nominees according to on-field performances and overall achievements in international cricket through the calendar year.
Fan voting results will be combined with selections made by the ICC Voting Academy to identify the winner in each of the shortlisted categories.
Other categories which will be celebrated in the ICC Awards 2023 include the ICC Men’s and Women’s Associate Cricketers of the Year, the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award, and the ICC Umpire of the Year, making a total of 13 prizes.
In addition to the individual awards, five ICC Teams of the Year will be also decided by the ICC Voting Academy, identifying the standout XIs across men’s and women’s international cricket in 2023.
Winners of the ICC Awards 2023 will be announced later in January 2024.
ICC Awards 2023 – the shortlists revealed to date
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year; Shubman Gill (India), Virat Kohli (India), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), Mohammed Shami (India)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year; Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Ashleigh Gardner (Australia), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Nat Sciver-Brunt (England)
ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year; Mark Chapman (New Zealand), Alpesh Ramjani (Uganda), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Suryakumar Yadav (India)
ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year; Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Ellyse Perry (Australia)
ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year; Gerald Coetzee (South Africa), Yashasvi Jaiswal (India), Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka), Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year; Marufa Akter (Bangladesh), Lauren Bell (England), Darcey Carter (Scotland), Phoebe Litchfield (Australia)