Quinton de Kock named males’s Cricketer of the Year in CSA’s digital awards

Johannesburg, July 5

White-ball skipper Quinton de Kock was named the boys’s ‘cricketer of the yr’ at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) annual awards ceremony, held nearly as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The 27-year-old additionally bagged the Test cricketer of the yr whereas younger opener Laura Wolvaardt took house the ladies’s cricketer of the yr and ODI cricketer of the yr awards.

Pacer Lungi Ngidi was named ODI and T20 participant of the yr whereas David Miller was voted the followers’ favorite participant.

Anrich Nortje, who made his Test debut in India and took a five-for within the Test sequence towards England, was adjudged the International males’s ‘newcomer’ of the yr.

Shabnim Ismail took house the ladies’s T20 participant of the yr with left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba was recognised as the ladies’s ‘newcomer’ of the Year.

This is the second time de Kock has received the boys’s Cricketer of the Year, having claimed the accolade in 2017.

With the win on Saturday evening de Kock grew to become one of many a number of winners of the award, becoming a member of the elite firm of  Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011), Makhaya Ntini (2005 and 2006), Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013), AB de Villiers (2014 and 2015) and Kagiso Rabada (2016 and 2018).

The different earlier winners because the awards had been instituted in 2004 are Shaun Pollock (2007), Dale Steyn (2008), Graeme Smith (2009), Vernon Philander (2012) and Faf du Plessis (2019).

“Quinny is the leading wicketkeeper-batsman in Test cricket and is, in fact, one of the leading batsmen in both red ball and white-ball cricket. He is also starting to emerge as an outstanding leader,” CSA Acting CEO, Jacques Faul was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

On the opposite hand, Wolvaardt grew to become the youngest winner of South Africa’s high girls’s award at 21 years and two months.

“At the age of 21 her best years are ahead of her and she will be a key player when the team go to the Women’s World Cup next year,” Faul stated. PTI

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