The ICC Awards of the Decade: winners announced, no Pakistani included

The ICC Awards of the Decade: winners announced, no Pakistani included. Rachel Heyhoe-Flint for Best Female Player and Sir Garfield Sobers for Best Male Player was announced and interestingly no Pakistani cricketer made into any team of the decade.

ICC Awards: Men's ODI Team of the Deacde
ICC Awards: Men’s ODI Team of the Decade

ICC awards of the decade winners are as follows:-

  • Virat Kohli wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade
  • Ellyse Perry wins the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade
  • Steve Smith is ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade
  • Virat Kohli is ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
  • Ellyse Perry is ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
  • Rashid Khan is ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
  • Ellyse Perry is ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
  • Kyle Coetzer is ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
  • Kathryn Bryce is ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
  • MS Dhoni wins ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

Virat Kohli, who had scored 20,396 runs in all international cricket during the time period, which is more than anyone else, was also part of team India that won the ICC CWC 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Virat Kohli: the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade
Virat Kohli: the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade

MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade. Rashid Khan took home the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award, for taking 89 wickets at an average of just 12.62 apiece with an economy rate of 6.14 runs per over in 48 matches during the decade.

The ICC Awards of The Decade that recognise the best players across Cricket over the past 10 years, invited fans to vote for the first time by selecting the winners across categories including the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, which celebrate the best overall player from the men’s and women’s game over the past decade. Fans provided 100% of the vote for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade, from a list of the past winners since 2011. More than 1.5 million fans from across the globe participated casting 5.3 million votes.

The complete list of nominees for the ICC Awards of the Decade was as follows:

Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period –

  • R Ashwin (India)
  • Virat Kohli (India) – Winner
  • Joe Root (England)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  • Steve Smith (Australia)
  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
  • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period.

  • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Mithali Raj (India)
  • Sarah Taylor (England)
  • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period:

  • James Anderson (England)
  • Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
  • Virat Kohli (India)
  • Joe Root (England)
  • Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
  • Steve Smith (Australia) – Winner
  • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Steve Smith: the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade
Steve Smith: the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period. Winners of ODI men’s cricketer of ICC awards of the decade are:

  • MS Dhoni (India)
  • Virat Kohli (India) – Winner
  • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  • Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Mitchell Starc (Australia)
  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period

  • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • Jhulan Goswami (India)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Mithali Raj (India)
  • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period

  • Aaron Finch (Australia)
  • Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – Winner
  • Virat Kohli (India)
  • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  • Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Imran Tahir (South Africa)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period

  • Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
  • Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
  • Alyssa Healy (Australia)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Anya Shrubsole (England)
Ellyse Perry: the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
Ellyse Perry: the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade

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ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Associate cricket during the performance period

  • Richie Berrington (Scotland)
  • Peter Borren (Netherlands)
  • Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) – Winner
  • Paras Khadka (Nepal)
  • Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
  • Assad Vala (PNG)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s Associate cricket during the performance period. ICC awards of the decade winners for women’s associate cricketer winners are:

  • Kathryn Bryce (Scotland) – Winner
  • Sarah Bryce (Scotland)
  • Natthakan Chantham (Thailand)
  • Sterre Kalis (Netherlands)
  • Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)
  • Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand) 

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade – An action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket.

  • 2011 Winner – MS Dhoni (India) – Winner
  • 2012 Winner – Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
  • 2013 Winner – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
  • 2014 Winner – Katherine Brunt (England)
  • 2015 Winner – Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
  • 2016 Winner – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
  • 2017 Winner – Anya Shrubsole (England)
  • 2018 Winner – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • 2019 Winner – Virat Kohli (India)
MS Dhoni wins the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade
MS Dhoni wins the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

No Pakistani Included in ICC awards of the decade

In ICC awards of the decade no Pakistani player made into the best team of the sport over the decade, whereas fans are furious about the decision – thousands of fans took on social media platforms and posted their frustration. The likes of Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umer Gul and Baber Azam were not included.

Earlier this month, ICC had nominated five Pakistani players including Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sana Mir and Javeria Khan in Men’s and Women’s ODI Team of the Decade (TOTD) category. However, none of these players could make it to the final playing XI of ICC ODI TOTD.

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