Johannesburg, July 5: Quinton de Kock was named the males’s ‘cricketer of the 12 months’ at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) annual awards ceremony, held just about attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 27-year-outdated additionally bagged the Test cricketer of the 12 months whereas younger opener Laura Wolvaardt took residence the ladies’s cricketer of the 12 months and ODI cricketer of the 12 months awards.
Pacer Lungi Ngidi was named ODI and T20 participant of the 12 months whereas David Miller was voted the followers’ favorite participant.
Anrich Nortje, who made his Test debut in India and took a 5-for in the Test sequence towards England, was adjudged the International males’s ‘newcomer’ of the 12 months.
Shabnim Ismail took residence the ladies’s T20 participant of the 12 months with left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba was recognised as the ladies’s ‘newcomer’ of the Year.
This is the second time de Kock has gained the males’s Cricketer of the Year, having claimed the accolade in 2017.
With the win on Saturday evening de Kock grew to become one of the a number of winners of the award, becoming a member of the elite firm of Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011), Makhaya Ntini (2005 and 2006), Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013), AB de Villiers (2014 and 2015) and Kagiso Rabada (2016 and 2018).
The different earlier winners since the awards have been instituted in 2004 are Shaun Pollock (2007), Dale Steyn (2008), Graeme Smith (2009), Vernon Philander (2012) and Faf du Plessis (2019).
“Quinny is the leading wicketkeeper-batsman in Test cricket and is, in fact, one of the leading batsmen in both red ball and white-ball cricket. He is also starting to emerge as an outstanding leader,” CSA Acting CEO, Jacques Faul was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
On the different hand, Wolvaardt grew to become the youngest winner of South Africa’s prime ladies’s award at 21 years and two months.
“At the age of 21 her best years are ahead of her and she will be a key player when the team go to the Women’s World Cup next year,” Faul mentioned.-Agencies