CSA Annual Awards: Nortje, Markram, Dussen & Bavuma in line for South Africa’s men’s cricketer of the year

CSA Annual Awards: Nortje, Markram, Dussen & Bavuma in line for South Africa’s men’s cricketer of the year
CSA Annual Awards: Nortje, Markram, Dussen & Bavuma in line for South Africa’s men’s cricketer of the year

Cricket South Africa Annual Awards – Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje,  Rassie van der Dussen are nominated for the South Africa Cricketer of the Year Award. The nominations for the annual CSA Awards was done on Monday.  The various winners, including the prestigious SA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year Awards, will be named during a social media takeover at 19:00 SAST on Monday, 31 May.

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CSA Annual Awards: Nortje, Markram, Dussen & Bavuma in line for South Africa’s men’s cricketer of the year

It has been a stellar year for the Momentum Proteas who achieved a first ever white ball double over India on the sub-continent and achieved a similar result at home to Pakistan in a restricted programme.

The Proteas men had a mixed bag of results against England, Sri Lanka and Pakistan as they entered a new era following the retirement over the last few years of many legends of the game. Not surprisingly, all four nominations for the Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje and Rassie van der Dussen – have never won the award before.

The Momentum Proteas paint a picture of much more experience with Shabnim Ismail (2015), Sune Luus (2017) and Laura Wolvaardt (2020) all being previous winners of the SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year award with the fourth member of this nominated quartet being Lizelle Lee, currently ranked No. 1 batter in the world in One-Day International (ODI) cricket.

CSA Annual Awards – LEADING MEN’S NOMINATIONS 

Anrich Nortje: One-Day International Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award, CSA Delivery of the Year, SA Fans’ Player of the Year and SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year.

Aiden Markram: T20 International Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award and SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year.

Temba Bavuma: Test Cricketer of the Year and SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year.

Rassie van der Dussen: T20 International Cricketer of the Year, One-Day International Cricketer of the Year and SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year.

In addition, the jury is still out on the SA Men’s Players’ Player of the Year.

CSA Annual Awards- LEADING WOMEN’S NOMINATIONS 

Shabnim Ismail: Momentum Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year, Momentum Women’s One-Day International Cricketer of the Year, SA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award, CSA Delivery of the Year and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year

Lizelle Lee: Momentum Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, SA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year

Sune Luus: Momentum Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year

Laura Wolvaardt: Momentum Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, SA Fans’ Player of the Year and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year

The Women’s Players’ Player of the Year is still to be decided.

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CSA Annual Awards – Other Proteas men’s players nominated in the various categories are Tabraiz Shamsi (T20 International Cricketer of the Year), Faf du Plessis (KFC Streetwise Award), David Miller (One-Day International Cricketer of the Year), Janneman Malan (International Newcomer of the Year, T20 International Cricketer of the Year and SA Fans’ Player of the Year), Dean Elgar (Test Cricketer of the Year), George Linde (International Newcomer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award), Lizaad Williams (International Newcomer of the Year), Andile Phehlukwayo (One-Day International Cricketer of the Year), Kagiso Rabada (SA Fans’ Player of the Year) and Kyle Verreynne (SA Fans’ Player of the Year).

In the women’s category other nominees are Tazmin Brits and Anneke Bosch (both Momentum Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year), Marizanne Kapp (Momentum Women’s One-Day International Cricketer of the Year) and Nonkululeku Mlaba (SA Fans’ Player of the Year).

Once again, South Africa’s best men’s and women’s cricketers will be going head-to-head in several of the categories including the CSA Delivery of the Year for which the nominations are Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla.

“It is my great pleasure and privilege to congratulate all the nominees as we celebrate the achievements of both our Proteas men’s and Momentum Proteas women’s squads,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki. “I am also delighted to announce that the Interim Board has approved a new award named after one of our legends: The Makhaya Ntini Power of Cricket award.  

 “Let us not forget also to thank all those great and selfless people who work diligently behind the scenes to create opportunities for our leading cricketers to excel. It has been a challenging year in the new normal resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and we must also thank our outstanding medical team for making cricket possible at both international and domestic level. 

“As not all our first-class venues have been able to stage cricket this year, we have decided not to honour an individual groundsman but rather to celebrate the contributions of all our grounds staff around the country. 

“As no player in the women’s section achieved the necessary criteria to be considered for the Women’s International Newcomer of the Year we have thought out of the box to ‘honour’ our Black Day kit which our Momentum Proteas women wore to draw attention to the campaign against the scourge of violence against women and children.” 

CSA Annual Awards – The CSA Awards Judging Panel consists of: Jeremy Fredericks (Convener), Crystal Arnold, Makhaya Ntini, Clinton du Preez, Lungani Zama and Natalie Germanos with statistical input by Andrew Samson.

“The CSA Awards are one of my personal highlights of the year where we get to sit down and review the performances of the players and relive the big performances from the season. Looking at the nominees this year, they all did excellently to get here,” commented Fredericks.

INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER OF YEAR 

  • George Linde
  • Janneman Malan
  • Lizaad Williams

T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • Janneman Malan
  • Aiden Markram
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Rassie van der Dussen

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • David Miller
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Rassie van der Dussen

TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • Temba Bavuma
  • Dean Elgar
  • Aiden Markram
  • Anrich Nortje

KFC STREETWISE AWARD  

  • Faf du Plessis (199 vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test in Centurion, 26-30 December 2020)
  • Shabnim Ismail (5-12 vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I in Durban, 31 January 2021)
  • Lizelle Lee (132 vs India, 3rd ODI in Lucknow, 12 March 2021)
  • George Linde (5-64 vs Pakistan, 2nd Test in Rawalpindi, 4-8 February 2021)
  • Aiden Markram (108 vs Pakistan, 2nd Test in Rawalpindi, 4-8 February 2021)
  • Anrich Nortje (6-56 vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test in Johannesburg, 3-7 January 2021)

MOMENTUM WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • Anneke Bosch
  • Tazmin Brits
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Sune Luus

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

  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Lizelle Lee
  • Laura Wolvaardt

SA WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Lizelle Lee
  • Sune Luus
  • Laura Wolvaardt

SA MEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 

  • Temba Bavuma
  • Aiden Markram
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Rassie van der Dussen