ICC Announces Men's and Women's Associate Player Of The Decade

ICC Announces Men’s and Women’s Associate Player Of The Decade


As the decade is on the brink of a close, ICC has recognized some of the best performances and has also released the best eleven for each format. As for the best Associate player of the year award, ICC has declared Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer as the recipient in men’s category. The apex body of cricket has also named the Associate player of the year award in women’s division.

Kyle Coetzer made his international debut in 2008 and has been a vital cog in Scotland’s batting line-up. The 36-year old averages a daunting 43.80 in 59 ODIs, scoring 2409 runs alongside four centuries and 17 fifties. As far as T20 internationals go, Coetzer has 1386 runs in 58 fixtures at 25.66 with six fifties. One of Coetzer’s most compelling performances was against England in a one-off ODI in 2018 when he hammered 58 off 49 balls while opening the innings and Scotland stunned the opposition eventually in a high-scoring thriller.

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Kyle Coetzer (Credits – Twitter)

In the decade, the right-handed batsman has mustered 2277 runs at 45.54 in One-day international cricket. Kyle Coetzer also plays first-class cricket for Durham and Northamptonshire, having featured in 169 first-class fixtures with 5513 runs at a decent average of 37.76 alongside ten centuries. The ICC took to it official Twitter handle and announced Coetzer as the winner.

ICC’s choice for the Female Associate player of the decade:

ICC Announces Men's and Women's Associate Player Of The Decade
Kathryn Bryce (M). (Credits: Twitter)

ICC’s selection for the female associate player of the decade hails from Scotland too as Kathryn Bryce was announced as its recipient. The 23-year old, who made his international debut only in 2018, has some stunning numbers already.

In 14 matches, her batting average stands at 50 with 400 runs and three fifties alongside a strike rate of 101.26. With the ball, Bryce has 15 wickets at an incredible economy rate of 3.27 and an average of 9.93.

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