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ICC Awards- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year

ICC Cricketer of the Year

Sir Gary Sober was a former West Indian Cricketer. In 2004, ICC announced the Sir Garfield Sober Trophy to be awarded to ICC Cricket of the Year. First Trophy was awarded to Indian Player Rahul Dravid. Virat Kohli, Mitchell Johnson, and Ricky Ponting received the most number of ICC Sir Gary Sober Awards. Ben Stokes was the contemporary beneficiary of this ICC Award (2020). The International Cricket Board has recently announced four nominees for Gary Sober Awards 2021. Nominees are from Pakistan (Two Nominees: Shaheen Shah Afridi & Muhammad Rizwan), England (Joe Root), and Newzlenad (Kane Williamson). The interesting thing about this ICC Award is that it is awarded on the basis of overall Player’s Performance in International matches over all the Cricket Formats (Limited and Test Cricket). 

2021 Nominees for Sir Garfield Sober Trophy:

  • Joe Root – England
  • Shaheen Afridi – Pakistan
  • Kane Williamson – New Zealand
  • Mohammad Rizwan – Pakistan

Batting/Bowling Stats of all ICC Award Nominees

Joe Root

English Batter Joe Root is England’s Skipper in Test Cricket. On the basis of the following stats, Cricketer Joe Root is included in the list;

Total Score 1855 
Joe Root Centuries 6
Joe Root Batting Average 58.37 
Best Performance 218 in IND vs ENG Test
Total Number of Matches Played 18

Shaheen Afridi

Left Arm Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, wearing the Shirt Number of Pakistan’s Legendary and one of most favourite Cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi, is an emerging star Pakistan in the Global world of Cricket. Shaheen’s Bowling was Super, Extraordinary, and Exceptional throughout the year, But Shaheen Shah Afridi’s sensational Spell against India in Dubai was 10 out of 10. Pakistan vs. India in ICC Cricket T20 World Cup match was Shaheen’s Most Memorable Performance ever produced. Here are the stats of Shaheen Shah Afridi in 2021;

Total Wickets 78
Best Performance 6/51
Total Number of International Matches Played 36
Shaheen Shah’s Bowling Average 22.20


Muhammad Rizwan

WicketKeeper and Right Handed Batter of Pakistan’s National Team, Muhammad Rizwan is no doubt one of the top performers of 2021. Playing with Babar Azam, Both of them set many Records for Pakistan. Here is the breakup of Muhammad Rizwan’s Performace in 2021; 

Rizwan’s Total Scores in 2021 1915 
Muhammad Rizwan’s Century(s) 2
Dismissals 56
Muhammad Rizwan’s Batting Average 56.32 
Rizwan’s Best Performance 79 (Not Out) PAKISTAN vs INDIA in ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021
International Matches Played by Rizwan 44 

Kane Williamson

Cool and Calm Captain of Blackcaps Squad, Kane Williamson is one most liked cricketers in the world. In 2021, Kane Williamson’s Team New Zealand won the ICC Test Championship by beating India. Despite his superb performance in the Final of the 2021’s T20 Cricket Worldcup, his team won the title, stood runner up in the mega cricketing event. Overall Performance of Kane in 2021 is given below; 

Kane’s Total Scores in 2021 693 
Kane Williamson’s Century(s) 1
Batting Average of Kane Willamson 43.31 
Best Performance 85 in ICC World Cup Final in AUS vs NZ
International Matches Played in 2021 16

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