No Indians Included As ICC Reveals Women’s Emerging Cricketer Of The Year 2023 Nominations

Published - 03 Jan 2024, 09:42 PM | Updated - 21 May 2024, 11:30 AM

ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer 2023 Nominations Revealed
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The ICC has revealed the nominations for the 2023 ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer. Four players have been nominated in total all from different countries.

First on the list is Australian batter Phoebe Litchfield who was named in the Australian squad for their tour to India recently. She played the one-off Test match and scored 18. She made up for it in the three-match ODI series scoring 260 runs in three matches including a century.

While she had a mediocre run in Test matches scoring 87 Test runs at 21.75. She made up for it scoring 344 ODI runs at 49.14 and scoring 88 runs in T20Is.

Next up on the list is young Bangladesh pacer Marufa Akter who has taken nine ODI wickets at 24.77. She backed it up with 10 T20I wickets at an average of 23.30.

ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer 2023 Nominations: 4 Cricketers Named From Different Teams

She made a few eye-catching performances in the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year in February. In just her third T20I match, she picked up a three-wicket haul against Sri Lanka. The 18-year-old further impressed in white-ball matches on home soil against India during the middle of the year and became one of the first players picked in Bangladesh’s side towards the end of 2023 during a series against Pakistan and South Africa. She played a pivotal role in bowling her team to victory in the first ODI against India in Mirpur in July.

Bangladesh managed to score just 152 but Marufa picked up a four-wicket haul as Bangladesh defeated India by 40 runs by the DLS method.

Third on the list is England seamer Lauren Bell. She took 6 Test wickets at 31.83, seven ODI wickets at 27.71, and nine T20I wickets at 26. She made giant strides in filling up the boots of Katherine Sciver-Brunt who announced her international retirement earlier this year.

Bell picked up three wickets from four appearances during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February and then performed admirably in all three formats during England’s multi-format Ashes series against Australia during the middle of the year. She then soon became the leader pacer for England in their trip to India and became a member across formats for his side.

She made a few eye-catching performances in the Ashes but her best performance came in the operating T20I match against Australia. England managed a decent total of 153/7 with that bat and needed to make early inroads on Australia’s strong batting line-up to have any chance of saluting.

Bell removed Alyssa Healy at the very start and then returned to take the wicket of Ellyse Perry to give England hope. Australia managed to win the game in the end.

Scotland all-rounder Darcy Carter is the final player to take the nominations. She is just 18 and made his debut last year. Overall, she played three ODIs and 12 T20Is for Scotland. Her notable performances came in the T20I format where she took 12 wickets and scored 244 runs. She has already picked up 16 international wickets and also scored her maiden T20I fifty. She played for the U-19 team and also played for the senior team in the same year making a remarkable achievement.

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