Cricket South Africa (CSA) had their annual awards ceremony virtually last night, to honour the country’s top achievers over the 2021/22 season. It was a memorable evening for Keshav Maharaj and Ayabonga Khaka. The two Protea bowlers were named the SA Men’s and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year.

Their teammates also favoured the dynamic duo, with both named SA Men’s and Women’s Players’ Player of the Year.

Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram and Janneman Malan also walked away with something special to put on their mantle. Rabada was named Test Player of the Year, Markram the T20 International Player of the Year, while Malan picked up the One-Day International Player of the Year.

 

The Women’s players to walk away with the awards were Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt. Lee is the Momentum Women’s T20 International Player of the Year. While Wolvaardt was the Momentum Women’s One-Day Player of the Year.

David Miller, who delighted spectators with his electric performances this year, walked away with the SA Fan’s Player of the Year.

 

Marco Jansen is the International Newcomer of the Year and Mitchell van Buuren is the Domestic Newcomer of the Season.

The Makhaya Ntini Power of Cricket Award went to Nonkululeko Mlaba. The award celebrates the perseverance, passion and overwhelming pride of people who have used their talent to change their circumstances.

Magala Makes Magic

On the domestic front, Sisanda Magala was the night’s biggest winner. He bagged himself three awards.

Magala won the Division 1 One-Day Cup Player of the Season, Domestic Players’ Player of the Season, and the SACA Most Valuable Player Award.

“I warmly congratulate our winners in all international, domestic, and amateur levels,” said CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki.

“The players have endured a lot during the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the conditions of our game. Our team’s tenacity is seen in the improvement of our national teams and the opportunities that our pipeline continues to provide nationwide.

“A big thank you to our umpires, grounds staff and scorers, who ensured that CSA delivers another fantastic season.”

Other winners at the 2021/22 CSA Awards include;

Rilee Rossouw – T20 Knock Out Competition Player of the Tournament

Pieter Malan – T20 Challenge Player of the Season

Ryan Rickleton – Division 1 4-Day Domestic Series Player of the Season

Allahudien Paleker – CSA Umpire of the Year

 

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has released the shortlist of South African cricketers up for awards following a spectacular 2021/22 season.

It was the first season where things returned to somewhat of normality following the Covid-19 pandemic. Rudimentary crowds were also allowed to return to our glorious stadia. The fans who came out to support were treated to some spectacular cricket, as players were keen to delight.

2021/22 also brought about a change to domestic cricket in South Africa. CSA dropped the franchise set-up, and they implemented a proper provincial system with two divisions.

Both first and second divisions saw teams compete in the CSA T20 Knockout Competition, the CSA Four-Day Series and the CSA One-Day Domestic Cup.

Now comes the time to celebrate the stand-out performers, who will hopefully carry their form into the 2022/23 season.

“It is with great honour and privilege to congratulate all the nominees for the 2021/22 CSA Award”, said CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholesti Moseki.

“This is the time where we celebrate the achievements of our Men and Women and the platforms that have nurtured the talent to ensure our stars can grow and excel in the game.

“Our teams have really shown to be amongst the best in the world of cricket. Through these prestigious awards, CSA wishes to honour and celebrate every single individual who has been the heart-beat of making this season the resounding success it was.”

The virtual award ceremony will be held on Sunday, 14 August 2022 at 19h00 and broadcast on SuperSport Cricket (Channel 212).

Here are the International CSA award nominees:

SA MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kagiso Rabada

Keshav Maharaj

Temba Bavuma

Rassie van der Dussen

Quinton de Kock

 

SA WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Laura Wolvaardt

Shabnim Ismail

Ayabonga Khaka

Marizanne Kapp

Sune Luus

 

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Kyle Verreynne

Marco Jansen

Keegan Petersen

Sarel Erwee

 

T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Quinton de Kock

Aiden Markram

Tabraiz Shamsi

Anrich Nortje

Kagiso Rabada

 

MOMENTUM WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Laura Wolvaardt

Lizelle Lee

Ayabonga Khaka

Marizanne Kapp

 

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Janneman Malan

Rassie van der Dussen

Quinton de Kock

Tabraiz Shamsi

Keshav Maharaj

 

MOMENTUM WOMEN’S ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Laura Wolvaardt

Shabnim Ismail

Ayabonga Khaka

Marizanne Kapp

Sune Luus

 

TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dean Elgar

Temba Bavuma

Keshav Maharaj

Kagiso Rabada

Marco Jansen

Keegan Petersen

 

The CSA award nominees on a domestic front are:

 

DOMESTIC NEWCOMER OF THE SEASON

Kyle Simmonds (Six Gun Grill Western Province)

Tristan Stubbs (Gbets Warriors)

Mitchell van Buuren (Imperial Lions)

Daniel Smith (Six Gun Grill Western Province)

 

T20 KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Migael Pretorius (ITEC Knights)

Ottneil Baartman (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

Herschell America (Six Gun Grill South Western Districts)

Rilee Rossouw (ITEC Knights)

Daryn Dupavillon (Hollywoodbets Dolphins))

 

DIVISION 1 T20 CHALLENGE PLAYER OF THE SEASON

Pieter Malan (Gbets Rocks)

Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans)

Tristan Stubbs (Gbets Warriors)

Ziyaad Abrahams (Gbets Rocks)

Shaun von Berg (Gbets Rocks)

 

DIVISION 1 4-DAY DOMESTIC SERIES PLAYER OF THE SEASON

Pieter Malan (Gbets Rocks)

Ryan Rickelton (Imperial Lions)

Simon Harmer (Momentum Multiply Titans)

David Bedingham (Six Gun Grill Western Province)

Kyle Simmonds (Six Gun Grill Western Province)

 

DIVISION 1 ONE-DAY CUP PLAYER OF THE SEASON

Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans)

Sisanda Magala (Imperial Lions)

Wihaan Lubbe (Gbets Warriors)

Sibonelo Makhanya (Momentum Multiply Titans)

Stiaan van Zyl (Gbets Rocks)

 

DIVISION 1 COACH OF THE SEASON

Wandile Gwavu (Imperial Lions)

Mandla Mashimbyi (Momentum Multiply Titans)

Salieg Nackerdien (Six Gun Grill Western Province)

 

THE BEST DELIVERY FUELLED BY KFC

Ismail to Matthews

Klaas to Beamount

Ismail to Martin

Klaas to Brunt

Harmer to Shanto

Olivier to Latham

Rabada to Blundell

Maharaj to Mitchell

 

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