Karachi: Shaheen Shah Afridi remained hidden from the eyes of ICC despite his high flight.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a series of nominations for the best performances of the year in various formats. Bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi did not find a place. The 21-year-old pacer took 47 wickets in 9 Tests at an average of 17.06, making him the second most prolific bowler.
The ICC has nominated English captain Joe Root, Indian spinner Ashwin, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson and Sri Lankan captain Demuth Karuna Ratne for the award. The English captain is the third player in history to complete 1,700 Test runs in calendar year, including six centuries, including a double.
Similarly, Ashwin took 52 wickets at an average of 16.23 in 8 matches and also scored 337 runs with a century at an average of 28.08. Jamieson was named for taking 27 wickets and scoring 105 runs in 5 matches at an average of 17.51. Cronartne became the third successful batsman in 2021, scoring 902 runs at an average of 69.38 in 7 matches.
The ICC will also announce the 5 best men’s and women’s teams in each format with a total of 13 individual awards. Awards include the Gary Sobers Trophy for Men’s Cricketer of the Year and Rachel Haye Flint Trophy for Women’s Cricketer of the Year.
4, 4 nominations for each award will be announced till 31st December, for these awards the performances of the players from 1st January to 31st December 2021 have been taken into consideration. The 5th Team of the Year will be announced on January 17 and 18.
The Women’s Cricketers Awards will be released on January 23, followed by the announcement of the Spirit of Cricket and the Umpire of the Year on January 24.