- PSL 2023 Scenario: How can Karachi and Quetta Qualify for Playoffs? - March 7, 2023
- Bismah Maroof – Pakistan Women’s Most Successful Captain - March 3, 2023
- PSL 8: Match Officials, Commentary Panel and Broadcast Territories announced - February 8, 2023
The ICC Awards are an annual award ceremony introduced in 2004 by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The awards acknowledge and praise the best international players in cricket. Let’s take a look at all the winners of the ICC Awards 2022.
There are various categories of the ICC Awards. For both Men and Women, there are awards for best cricketer per format and the most prestigious award called “Cricketer of the Year” which recognises a player’s performances across all formats.
Pakistan had a year to remember in 2021 when four of their cricketers across both formats won awards. For a review of 2021, read our last year’s article:
ICC Awards 2021 – Pakistani Players leading from the Front
Let’s dig in and look at all the winners of the 2022 year.
ICC Awards 2022 – All winners
Here is the list of all winners of the ICC Awards, including umpires and women’s teams.
Men’s Award winners for 2022
|Sir Garfield Sobers’ award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year||Babar Azam (Pakistan)|
|ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year||Ben Stokes (England)|
|ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year||Babar Azam (Pakistan)|
|ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year||Suryakumar Yadav (India)|
|ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year||Marco Jansen (South Africa)|
|ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year||Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)|
Women’s Award winners for 2022
|Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year||Nat Sciver (England)|
|ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year||Nat Sciver (England)|
|ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year||Thalia McGrath (Australia)|
|ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year||Renuka Singh (India)|
|ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year||Esha Oza (UAE)|
Umpire award winner for 2022
|Dave Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year||Richard Illingworth (England)|
ICC Awards 2022 – Babar’s dominance
Sir Garfield Sobers’ award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam
There was no stopping the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Babar Azam. He had a memorable year to remember. Across all formats, he scored 2598 runs at an average of 54. This includes eight centuries and 17 fifties.
He was easily the highest run-getter of 2022 in international cricket with the second-best batter 677 runs behind.
Babar was the highest run-getter in Test cricket with almost 1200 runs at an average of nearly 70. In One Day format, he was phenomenal. He averaged in the 80s with eight 50+ scores to his name while playing only nine games.
While his longer formats excelled, his shortest format was not entirely up to mark. He was the fourth-highest run-getter in T20Is but he averaged 31 with a low strike rate of 123.
In terms of captaincy, the red ball was a forgettable one where they only won just one game. But in white-ball formats, he was brilliant. In ODIs, the number one ODI player led the team to win eight out of nine matches. In terms of series, they failed to lose a single one. This includes Pakistan’s first ODI series win over Australia in 20 years.
In T20Is, Babar led the national team to the finals of the Asia Cup, the Tri-series and the T20 World Cup. He ended as second best in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup but won the Tri-series in New Zealand.
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam
Nine innings. 679 runs. 84 average. Three centuries.
These were the numbers of Babar Azam in One Day Internationals in 2022. He was simply outstanding. While in his tremendous run, he became the first and only batter in the world to score three consecutive ODI hundreds on two different occasions.
His captaincy was brilliant. Pakistan played three series – all part of the Cricket World Cup Super League – and won all of them. They defeated Australia (2-1), WI (3-0) at home and Netherlands (3-0) away. Pakistan reached the no.3 rank in the ODI rankings for the first time after 15 years during this period.
Pakistan Players winners list in the ICC Awards
|2007||Test Cricketer of the Year||Mohammad Yousuf|
|2009||Umpire of the Year||Aleem Dar|
|2010||Umpire of the Year||Aleem Dar|
|2011||Umpire of the Year||Aleem Dar|
|2013||T20I Performance of the Year (award discontinued)||Umar Gul (5-6 vs South Africa)|
|2016||Spirit of Cricket||Misbah ul-Haq|
|2017||Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the year||Hassan Ali|
|2021||Cricketer of the Year||Shaheen Afridi|
|2021||ODI Cricketer of the Year||Babar Azam|
|2021||T20I Cricketer of the Year||Mohammad Rizwan|
|2021||Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the year||Fatima Sana|
|2022||Cricketer of the Year||Babar Azam|
ICC Awards 2022 – Teams of the Year
Men’s Teams of the year
|Test XI of 2022||ODI XI of 2022||T20I XI of 2022|
|Usman Khawaja (AUS)||Travis Head (AUS)||Jos Buttler (ENG, Capt/WK)|
|Kragg Brathwaite (WI)||Shai Hope (WI)||Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)|
|Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)||Babar Azam (PAK, Capt)||Virat Kohli (IND)|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||Shreyas Iyer (IND)||Suryakumar Yadav (IND)|
|Jonny Bairstow||Tom Latham (NZ, WK)||Glenn Phillips (NZ)|
|Ben Stokes (ENG, Capt)||Sikandar Raza (ZIM)||Sikandar Raza (ZIM)|
|Rishabh Pant (IND, WK)||Mehedy Hassan (BAN)||Hardik Pandya (IND)|
|Pat Cummins (AUS)||Alzarri Joseph (WI)||Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)|
|Nathan Lyon (AUS)||M Siraj (IND)||Sam Curran (ENG)|
|Kagiso Rabada (SA)||Trent Boult (NZ)||Haris Rauf (PAK)|
|James Anderson (ENG)||Adam Zampa (AUS)||Josh Little (IRE)|
Women’s Teams of the year
|ODI XI of 2022||T20I XI of 2022|
|Smriti Mandhana (IND)||Smriti Mandhana (IND)|
|Alyssa Healy (AUS, WK)||Beth Mooney (AUS)|
|Laura Wolvaardt (ENG)||Sophie Devine (NZ, Capt)|
|Nat Sciver (ENG)||Ash Gardner (AUS)|
|Beth Mooney (AUS)||Tahlia McGrath (AUS)|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (IND, Capt)||Nida Dar (PAK)|
|Amelia Kerr (NZ)||Deepti Sharma (IND)|
|Sophie Ecclestone (ENG)||Richa Gosh (IND, WK)|
|Ayabonga Khaka (SA)||Sophie Ecclestone (ENG)|
|Shabnim Ismail (SA)||Inoka Ranaweera (SL)|
|Renuka Singh (IND)||Renuka Singh (IND)|