ESPNcricinfo Awards

ESPNcricinfo Awards 2021

The 15th edition of the ESPNcricinfo Awards, for performances in calendar year 2021

19-Jan-2022
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The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognise the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the previous 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, Harmanpreet Kaur, Glenn Maxwell, Alyssa Healy, Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara.

The winners

Men's Test batting performance of the year: Rishabh Pant, 89 not out vs Australia, Brisbane
Men's Test bowling performance of the year: Kyle Jamieson, 5 for 31 vs India, World Test Championship final, Southampton
Men's ODI batting performance of the year: Fakhar Zaman, 193 vs South Africa, Johannesburg
Men's ODI bowling performance of the year: Saqib Mahmood, 4 for 42 vs Pakistan, Cardiff
Men's T20I batting performance of the year: Jos Buttler, 101 not out vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup, Sharjah
Men's T20I bowling performance of the year: Shaheen Afridi, 3 for 31 vs India, T20 World Cup, Dubai
Women's batting performance of the year: Beth Mooney, 125 not out vs India, Mackay
Women's bowling performance of the year: Kate Cross, 5 for 34 vs India, Taunton
Associate batting performance of the year: Gerhard Erasmus, 53 not out vs Ireland, T20 World Cup, Sharjah
Associate bowling performance of the year: Ruben Trumpelmann, 3 for 17 vs Scotland, T20 World Cup, Abu Dhabi
Debutant of the year: Ollie Robinson
Captain of the year: Kane Williamson

The nominees

Men's Test batting performance of the year: the Rohit, Fawad and Joe show
Men's Test bowling performance of the year: Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel and Kyle Jamieson make it New Zealand's year
Men's ODI batting performance of the year: Tom Latham and Deepak Chahar save the day, Ben Stokes goes on a rampage
Men's ODI bowling performance of the year: Shakib, Shamsi and Sam Curran get among the wickets
Men's T20I batting performance of the year: Babar accelerates, and Mitch Marsh keeps the faith
Men's T20I bowling performance of the year: Agar's six, Afridi's three, and Nortje's one
Women's batting performance of the year: Lizelle Lee's career-best knock, Mandhana's pink-ball triumph
Women's bowling performance of the year: Experienced Schutt strikes, rookies Darcie Brown, Fatima Sana shine
Associate batting performance of the year: Chris Greaves goes bam, Jaskaran Malhotra goes boom
Debutant of the year: Asalanka, Nissanka and others make it a bumper Sri Lankan crop
Captain of the year: Kane Williamson vs Virat Kohli

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