CSA AWARDS – TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR?

The annual Cricket South Africa awards will take place in Pretoria on Saturday. Several accolades will be handed out, including the Test Cricketer of the Year.

The candidates are Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.

‘De Kock topped the Proteas’ Test-runs chart with 526 runs at an average of 43.83. His season’s best of 129 came against Pakistan in the third test, when he rescued South Africa’s innings from 93-5, adding a crucial 102 runs with Hashim Amla. De Kock also scored four half-centuries. Behind the stumps, he took 32 catches and made one stumping.

‘The Proteas captain recovered from his pair in the first Test against Pakistan to score a fighting 103 in the first innings of the second Test to set up a series win, which was the seventh series win at home for the Proteas under Du Plessis’ leadership. He scored 411 runs at an average of 41.10, including one hundred and two fifties.

‘The Proteas spinner took 20 wickets in five tests, at an average of 28.75. In the first innings of the second Test, away against Sri Lanka, Maharaj took a career-best 9-29, and ended the Test with match figures of 12-283 from a marathon 81 overs.

‘The leader of the Proteas attack took 33 wickets at an average of 22.57, which took him to the top of the wickets table. Rabada’s best performance of the season was 4-38. He also took nine catches.

‘The Proteas speedster made a successful comeback from injury and overhauled Shaun Pollock’s record of 421 wickets to become South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker. Steyn took 20 wickets at an average of 36.15, with a best of 4-48, taking his current career tally to 439 wickets.’ 

Other nominees

  • Africa T20 Cup Player of the Tournament: Nandre Burger, Delano Potgieter, Marcos Marais.
  • Domestic Newcomer of the Season: David Bedingham, Janneman Malan, Sinethemba Qeshile, Lutho Sipamla.
  • One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Junior Dala, Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreynne.
  • T20 Challenge Cricketer of the Season: Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Bjorn Fortuin, Rassie van der Dussen.
  • Four-Day Franchise Series Cricketer of the Season: Pieter Malan, Edward Moore, Keegan Petersen, Dane Piedt, Nicky van den Bergh.
  • T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen.
  • ODI Cricketer of the Year: Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen.
  • Cricketer of the YearQuinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada.
  • Delivery of the Year: Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.
  • Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk.
  • Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt.
  • Women’s Players’ Player of the Year: Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk.
  • Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk.
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