The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominations for the Women’s Cricketer of the Year across the ODI, T20I, and Test formats. With emerging and budding women cricketers across the globe expressing themselves on the international stage throughout the year, it will be interesting to find out the awards for 2022.
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year nominees were also announced as we will witness a heated battle amongst the top athletes. South African pacer Shabnim Ismail, New Zealand batter Amelia Kerr, England all-rounder Nat Sciver and Australian batter Alyssa Healy bagged a place and earned a chance to win the prestigious award.
Let’s have a look at the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of The Year Nominees
Ace South African pacer Shabnim Ismail had a contemplating calendar year with sizzling bowling performance throughout the year. Ismail has grabbed 37 wickets in 17 ODI matches in 2022 including a glorious five-wicket haul. Ismail emerged as South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the World Cup as well where she claimed 14 wickets. Ismail is truly the frontrunner to be honored with the award.
New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr also had an astonishing cricketing year with a stupendous performance round the clock. Kerr smashed 676 runs in 2022 and scalped 18 wickets in the 17 ODI matches she featured for the Kiwis. Kerr also had an ideal stint at the World Cup where she scored 204 runs and bagged nine wickets. Her notable performance included three half-centuries and a standalone century against India in the recently concluded five-match ODI series.
Also thriving on the list for the second consecutive time is English all-rounder Nat Sciver. Sciver has been consistent in her performance with the white ball and has amassed 833 runs and scaled 11 wickets across 17 ODI matches in 2022. She has scored a noteworthy five half-centuries and two centuries in the year.
Lastly, we have got star Australian batsman Alyssa Healy in the nominees. Healy has been one of the most splendid performers for Australia and has always smashed stunning knocks in crucial times to take her side through. She is also a marvelous contender to win the award.
The award ceremony will likely take place in the third week of January.