Player of the Decade From Every Cricket Playing Nation

Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry bagged the top awards during the ICC Awards of the Decade event last December 2020. Here are the rest of the award recipients.
India's MS Dhoni during the second npower test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.   (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Images via Getty Images)
India's MS Dhoni during the second npower test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Images via Getty Images)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently announced the winners of the ICC Awards of the Decade across all ICC Digital channels and on the Star Sports Network last December 28, 2020. The award covers the period from January 1, 2011, to October 7, 2020. Here are the winners of the ICC Awards of the Decade.

Virat Kohli

Image Courtesy – Cricketcountry

Winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade is Virat Kohli. He played for Team India, which won the ICC CWC 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Kohli was also named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2017 and 2018. He scored 20.396 runs in all international cricket games for the decade. Kohli was also adjudged as the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Decade. He is always among the top players wagered on during cricket betting

Ellyse Perry 

Ellyse Perry. Image – t20worldcup.com

Ellyse Perry was the clear favourite among Online cricket betting to win the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the Female Cricketer Award. Perry scored 4,349 runs with four centuries and 213 wickets, the most by any player, during the decade. She was also part of Team Australia which won the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in 2013 and Women's T20 World Cup in 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020. 

Perry also bagged the award as the top women's Cricketer in 2017 and 2019. She was also named as the winner of the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Women's T201 Cricketer of the Decade. 

Steve Smith  

Steve Smith. Image Source – The Pioneer

Steve Smith was recognised as the winner of the ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Decade by scoring 7,040 runs in 69 tests averaging 65.79 with 26 centuries. Smith was also ICC Player of the Year in 2015 and ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015 and 2017. During the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, he tallied 947 points, the second-highest in the history of ICC Test batting rankings, at the end of 2017. 

Rashid Khan 

Rashid Khan. Image – Gulf News

Rashid Khan was named as the ICC Men's T201 Cricketer of the Decade awardee. He scored 89 wickets averaging 12.62 apiece and an economy rate of 6.14 runs in more than 48 matches during the decade. He had more wickets than other cricketers even though he started in 2015. In 2019, Khan achieved the feat of being the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in T201 cricket. 

MS Dhoni when he called back Ian Bell in Lords' Test. image – Circleofcricket

Dhoni was the unanimous fan choice for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade. He won the award for his gesture of calling back former England batter Ian Bell after a disputed runout at Trent Bridge in 2011. 

The ICC Awards of the Decade have been handed out in recognition of the best cricket players for the last 10 years. For the first time in the history of the awards, fans were invited to the selection of winners in the different categories, including the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, given to the best overall player from the men's and women's side. A total of over 1.5 million fans worldwide cast a total of 5.3 million votes based on today's IPL betting rate and IPL betting rate live. 

The nominees were chosen by the Nominations Committee for their on-field performance and overall achievements for at least five of the ten years.

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