The 2023 ICC Awards have been announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for outstanding performances in all formats. The ICC Awards 2023 “aims to celebrate the stand-out performers and moments from the past year of international cricket,” according to an official announcement.
Cricketers of the Year, Emerging Cricketers of the Year, Associate Cricketers of the Year, Spirit of Cricket Award, and Umpire of the Year are just a few of the categories in which the ICC Awards are presented. The 2023 awards’ performance period ran from January 1 through December 31, 2023.
The ICC General Manager and well-known cricket journalists and broadcasters served on an awards panel that narrowed down the candidates for each category. Thereafter, a voting process was conducted with the participation of more international journalists and broadcasters. Voting was also done by cricket fans using the ICC’s online channels.
ICC Awards 2023 Winners Full List
Winner of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
Australia’s captain for both Test and One-Day cricket, Pat Cummins, was chosen to receive the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023. Australia won the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup for a record sixth time, the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final, and the Ashes under Cummins’ inspired leadership.
Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2023: Rachael Heyhoe Flint
For the second consecutive year, seasoned England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt took up the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year. During the Ashes, she produced some outstanding knocks against Australia.
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023
Due to his outstanding 50-over achievements, star Indian batsman Virat Kohli was awarded the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023. At the home ODI World Cup, the 35-year-old amassed a record 765 runs in 11 matches. In 27 ODIs in 2023, the right-handed hitter scored 1,377 runs. In addition, he took 12 catches and claimed one wicket.
2023’s ICC Men’s Test Cricket Player of the Year
Usman Khawaja, an experienced opener for Australia, won the title of ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023 as a result of his reliable performances in red-ball cricket. The other nominees were Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, and Travis Head. In 13 Test matches in 2023, the left-handed hitter scored 1,210 runs.
2023’s ICC Women’s ODI Cricket Player of the Year
The recipient of the ICC Women’s ODI Cricket of the Year 2023 award is Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka. The top-order batsman had an incredible year both as captain and at bat, setting a record for the first-ever bilateral series victory over New Zealand. In eight Twenty23 One-Day Internationals, Athapaththu amassed 415 runs and claimed one wicket.
Associate Cricketer of the Year for Men, ICC, 2023
Bas de Leede, an all-rounder from the Netherlands, was chosen as the 2023 ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year. He played a key role in the Dutch team’s outstanding performance in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. De Leede also produced a few memorable moments in the India main competition. In 2023, he took 31 wickets in one-day internationals at an average of 26.41, and he made 424 runs off Willow.
Associate Cricketer of the Year for Women ICC 2023
The 2023 ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year is Queentor Abel of Kenya. She averaged an amazing 7.36 T20I wickets in 2023 and scored an average of 34 T20I runs, totaling 476 T20I runs.
Cricketer of the Year for Men’s T20I ICC 2023
Suryakumar Yadav, the 360-degree hitter for Team India, has earned the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year title twice in a row. In 2023, the daring batsman maintained his dominance in the Twenty20 format. He crushed 733 runs at a 48.86 average and a 155.95 strike rate in 17 innings. Two hundred and five half-centuries were among his stats.
Cricketer of the Year for Women’s T20I ICC 2023
Hayley Matthews of the West Indies was indeed chosen as the 2023 ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year. She however had an amazing series against Australia in Australia, putting on some very strong bat and ball performances. In 14 Twenty20 International matches in 2023, the West Indies captain amassed 700 runs and captured 19 wickets.
Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023 for Men, ICC
Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand was declared the 2023 ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year. Gerald Coetzee, Dilshan Madushanka, and Yashasvi Jaiswal were defeated by him. In India during the ODI World Cup, Ravindra scored 578 runs. In 2023, Ravindra also amassed 820 runs in One-Day Internationals and took 18 wickets. He took five wickets and scored 91 runs at a strike rate of 133.82 in Twenty20 Internationals.
ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023
Phoebe Litchfield, an Australian, was indeed named the 2023 ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year. In 344 ODI runs, the 20-year-old hitter averaged 49.14. At a strike rate of 244.44, she also scored 87 runs in Tests and 88 runs in Twenty20 Internationals.
2023’s ICC Spirit of Cricket Award
Following their victory over the West Indies in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Zimbabwe was however awarded the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2023 for their sporting act.
2023’s ICC Umpire of the Year
Richard Illingworth, a former cricket player for England, indeed took home the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year. He had already taken home the prize in 2019 and 2022, thus this was his third time winning it. The only other England umpire to receive the esteemed prize is Richard Kettleborough.