Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-06 21:41:00
The International Cricket Council (ICC) named the world’s best cricketers for a decade. The ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year titles were awarded to Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry, respectively. The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year was given to Virat Kohli for the second time in three years.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade. The announcement was made at the annual awards ceremony in Dubai on Thursday, December 19th.
Kohli is ranked number 1 batsman in ODI rankings by International Cricket Council (ICC) and he is also a part time right hand off break bowler for India. He has bagged several individual awards like ICC Cricketer of The Year in 2016 and 2017, Wisden Leading Cricketer in 2010-11 Test Series against West Indies, ESPNCricinfo’s Leading Test Batsman of 2014-15 Series against South Africa etc.
Steve Smith is the first cricketer to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year twice.
The Australian captain was named as Australia's most outstanding player in Tests by his peers at an awards ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday.
Smith is also the only player to win two major ICC awards after topping their ODI Player of Year shortlist earlier this year, having won it for 2017 following his starring role in Australia's World Cup triumph on home soil last year.
Rashid Khan is a leg-spinner from Afghanistan. He is the only player to take more than 100 wickets in all three formats of international cricket. He has taken 131 wickets in 50 T20Is, at an average of 16.85 and strike rate of 23.3
In his first 20 international matches, he claimed 52 wickets at an average of 10.04 and strike rate of 25.2; these numbers were considered abysmal for a slow bowler who had been playing for just 18 months before making his debut for Afghanistan in 2015 against Ireland but Rashid quickly proved that he was different from any other spinner around him as he began picking up five-fors regularly in ODIs as well as finishing games off with his miserly overs spells which has seen him pick up eight four-wicket hauls too
Kyle Coetzer is a Scottish cricketer who plays for Scotland in international cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler.
He currently plays for Durham in first-class cricket and has played for Scotland in the Cricket World Cup.
Virat Kohli, the India captain, has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade.
Kohli is only the second cricketer to win this award in consecutive years, after Kumar Sangakkara (2006-07 and 2009-10).
Kohli was named Player of the Tournament at both ICC Cricket World Cups 2015 and 2019. He also led India to victory against Australia at Adelaide Oval with a 112* from 104 balls. This was followed by another century in Sydney which helped India win their first ever bilateral series against Australia on Australian soil.
You don't have to be a cricket fan to know the name Ellyse Perry. She's been named the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Decade, and it's easy to see why.
Ellyse Perry made her international debut at age 15, and has won almost every other award imaginable in cricket. Since then she's played in over 100 ODIs and scored over 5000 runs at an average of 52.1, including two centuries and 22 fifties. Her support bowling has been phenomenal too, with 45 wickets at 6 per over since she started playing limited overs matches for Australia in 2009 (she also plays women’s Test cricket). She’s a great captain as well — in fact she led Australia to victory over India earlier this year as part of their first ever World Cup title win!
While you may not think much about fielding during an ODI match when watching on TV or listening on radio (unless there’s some outrageous bit of brilliance), being able to field properly is crucial if you want your team to win games consistently—and that goes double for those who play keepers like Meg Lanning does for Australia alongside Jess Jonassen: both players have won ICC awards due their batting performances alone but also because they are exceptional defenders when behind stumps!
Ellyse Perry, the only player to win ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year twice, is a bowler and batswoman who has represented Australia since making her debut in 2008.
She was named ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year in 2010 before being named as part of the ICC Women's Team of the Year on three separate occasions in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Perry also captained Australia at both junior and senior levels before being appointed vice-captain in 2013.
Perry became just one of four Australians to have played 50 ODIs or more for their country when she achieved this feat against Ireland at Lord's during 2015 World Cup qualification tournament later that year.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry
Perry, who is the first woman to win the award and has won it for the second time, becomes only the third player (after Ian Botham and Sachin Tendulkar) to win it in consecutive editions. She is also only the second Australian woman to be named ICC cricketer of the decade after Belinda Clark.
The award was introduced in 2009 with Sabina Park as a venue where players were recognised for their achievements and contribution towards women's cricket over an entire career. The awards were re-branded as Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards from 2012 with Lord's becoming one of three venues (alongside Sabina Park and Mumbai).
The ICC Player of the Decade is awarded to an international cricketer who was outstanding in all formats over the last ten years. The recipient will be determined by a panel appointed by Cricket Australia, which includes former players and prominent cricket media members from around the world.
The Umpire of the Decade (Men’s) award is presented annually to an umpire who has been outstanding during the past 10 years. The recipient must have stood in at least five Tests, 15 ODIs and 15 T20Is in order to be considered for this accolade.
Since his debut as an umpire in 2005, Richard Kettleborough has officiated at seven World Cup finals (2007-2015), two World Twenty20 finals (2014 & 2016), one Champions Trophy final (2013) and two Ashes Tests (2013).
Kathy Cross is an Australian cricket umpire and former player. She was the first woman to umpire men’s cricket at a professional level in Australia, when she stood in three games during the 2003–04 Pura Cup season. Cross has also officiated women’s international matches since 2000, including two Women's Cricket World Cups (2010 and 2014), one Twenty20 international and six ICC Women's Tournaments.
In 2013, Cross became the first female umpire named on an International Panel of Umpires. In 2015, she won a David Shepherd Trophy for Umpire of the Decade (Women).
This is a global recognition. The winners were chosen based on performances in international matches over the last ten years.
It’s not just about being the best cricketer in one country or region—the awards are open to players from around the world, and so it takes into account how much of an impact you made on cricket as a whole.
This is a global recognition. The top players from across the world are recognised for their achievements over the last decade, and this list is an accurate reflection of cricket’s growing popularity around the globe. I hope you enjoyed reading about these great players and their amazing achievements!