No Indian participant: Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan nominated for ICC ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award

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No Indian participant: Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan nominated for ICC ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award

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No Indian participant has been shortlisted for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

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By Web Desk

December 31, 2021

Players nominated for ICC Player of the Year award.
Players nominated for ICC Player of the Year award. 
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DUBAI: Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi are among the many 4 gamers nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Player of the Year award together with England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the nominees at the moment as a part of the award collection for the outgoing 12 months.

It is pertinent to say that Shaheen Afridi is the one pacer among the many cricketers shortlisted for the coveted award.

The nominees

Mohammad Rizwan, the best T20 scorer in 2021, has been chosen for his constant efficiency all year long.

The star Pakistani batter scored 1,915 runs in 44 internationals at a median of 56.32 with two centuries within the outgoing 12 months whereas he dismissed 56 gamers behind the wicket.

Rizwan’s match-winning innings towards arch-rivals India is taken into account his memorable efficiency wherein he smacked 79* in solely 55 deliveries, hitting 6 fours and three sixes. He, together with skipper Babar Azam chased the goal of 152 with out shedding a wicket.

Shaheen Afridi is one other Pakistani cricketer named for the Player of the Year award. The star pacer took 78 wickets from 36 internationals at a median of 22.20 in 2021 with one of the best bowling figures of 6/51. 

Afridi’s fiery spell towards India within the T20 World Cup 2021 is one essentially the most memorable ones in T20 cricket.

England’s skipper Joe Root has been chosen for the award for his efficiency within the longest format of the sport. The right-handed batter scored 1,708 Test runs in 2021.

He scored 1,855 runs in 18 worldwide matches at a median of 58.37 with six centuries.

Root’s finest knock this 12 months has undoubtedly been the 218 within the sweltering warmth of Chennai towards an Indian spin assault of the best calibre.

New Zealand captain Kane William, who scored 693 runs in 16 internationals at a median of 43.31, has additionally been chosen for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.

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