Test batting nominees

The defences will hold

In a tough year for Test batting, our nominees stood out


Test bowling nominees

A bolt, a boom, a dip, a hiss

These players asked several unanswerable questions of batsmen


ODI batting nominees

Fifty-over fury

ODIs are a long way from being also-rans, as this list of performances shows


ODI bowling nominees

Three leggies, two oldies, and a pile of wickets

There were six-fors by Chahal and Dananjaya and five-fors by Boult and Tom Curran


T20I bowling nominees

The spellbinders

These ten bowlers spun, seamed and swung their way into our shortlist


T20I batting nominees

The thrill of the chase

These performances, all in the second innings save for one, were not kind to bowlers, or to our nerves


Women's batting nominees

Make mine a hundred

Our nominees all chalked up centuries - one of them in a T20


Women's bowling nominees

In T20, they took plenty

The best of the bowling action in the women's game came in the shortest format


Captain of the year nominees

The magnificent seven

Stand-ins, all-format leaders, Tests-only, limited-overs only - we have all sorts of captains among our nominees


Debutant of the year nominees

Young 'uns, young guns

A debut centurion, an explosive allrounder, a self-possessed Test opener and two slow-left armers are among our nominees


Associate batting nominees

Toppling England, and nearly upsetting India

Players who were happy to toy with big reputations feature prominently on our list


Associate bowling nominees

Lamichhane spins a Qualifier dream, Naveed ends another

Two spinners, two medium-pacers and a quick walk into a nominations list

Jury
  • Main awards jury
  • AJIT AGARKAR
    Former India bowler; commentator
  • RUSSEL ARNOLD
    Former Sri Lanka allrounder; commentator
  • SAMBIT BAL
    Editor-in-chief, ESPNcricinfo
  • Daniel Brettig
    Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo
  • MARK BUTCHER
    Former England batsman,commentator
  • IAN CHAPPELL
    Former Australia captain, commentator
  • DARYLL CULLINAN
    Former South Africa batsman; commentator
  • ANDREW FERNANDO
    Sri Lanka correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
  • MOHAMMAD ISAM
    Bangladesh correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
  • ANDREW MILLER
    UK editor, ESPNcricinfo
  • SIDHARTH MONGA
    Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo
  • FIRDOSE MOONDA
    South Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
  • SHAHRIAR NAFEES
    Former Bangladesh batsman
  • MARK NICHOLAS
    Former Hampshire captain; TV presenter and commentator
  • RAMIZ RAJA
    Former Pakistan captain, commentator
  • OSMAN SAMIUDDIN
    Senior editor, ESPNcricinfo
  • PHIL SIMMONS
    Former Zimbabwe and Ireland coach; current Afghanistan coach
  • SIMON TAUFEL
    Former International Elite Panel umpire
  • COURTNEY WALSH
    Former West Indies captain, Bangladesh bowling coach
  • Associates awards jury
  • PETER BORREN
    Former Netherlands captain
  • KYLE MCCALLAN
    Former Ireland offspinner
  • PETER DELLA PENNA
    USA correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
  • TIM WIGMORE
    Journalist, Author of Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts
  • Women's awards jury
  • ISA GUHA
    Former England bowler; commentator
  • MELINDA FARRELL
    Correspondent and producer, ESPNcricinfo
  • RAF NICHOLSON
    Women's cricket journalist and historian
  • SNEHAL PRADHAN
    Former India bowler; journalist

About The Awards

The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognise the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the calendar year. They are voted on by an independent jury of former cricketers, commentators, and ESPNcricinfo's senior writers. Previous winners have included Dale Steyn, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara.