Awards galore for fast bowler Anrich Nortje at Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually on Monday. The 27-year-old speedster bagged as many as four awards on the night.
Shabnim Ismail named South Africa’s women’s cricketer of the year for the second time
Women pacer Shabnim Ismail bagged South Africa’s “Women’s Cricketer of the year” award. She had won the same trophy in 2015 as well, making her the third woman after Marizanne Kapp (2013, 2014) and Dane van Niekerk (2016, 2018, 2019) to win this particular award more than once.
“Anrich and Shabnim have set the highest standards that we expect from our icon Proteas players. Anrich’s international career to date has been remarkable. In the space of a year he has gone from being named our International Newcomer of the Year to our overall Player of the Year – an incredible achievement.
“The pandemic has restricted him to just 10 Test matches to date in which he has taken 39 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls,” Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Acting Chief Executive, said in a statement.“Shabnim is the fastest bowler on the women’s international circuit, and she has been the leader of our Momentum Proteas attack for a long time now. She is the only South African to have taken 100 wickets in the T20 International format and she recently passed the significant landmark of 150 wickets in ODI cricket,” he added.