In a virtual award ceremony, Cricket South Africa’s award function happened with Quinton de Kock and Laura Wolvaardt winning top awards.
“Quinny and Laura have set the highest standards that we expect from our icon Proteas players,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive, Dr. Jacques Faul.
“Quinny is the leading wicketkeeper/batsman in Test cricket and is, in fact, one of the leading batsmen in both red ball and white ball cricket. He is also starting to emerge as an outstanding leader as witnessed by the Proteas clean sweep of Australia in their recent ODI series.
“Laura was named in the tournament select XI at the conclusion of the ICC Women’s World T20 which tells us a great deal about the esteem in which she is held at international level. At the age of 21 her best years are ahead of her and she will be a key player when the Momentum Proteas go to the ICC Women’s World Cup next year.
“It is good to see the number of young players starting to dominate at international level as we move into a new era following the retirement of some of the game’s legends. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi have ensured that our fast bowling stocks remain among the best in the world.
“It is an important sign of the changing face of cricket that for the first time our best men’s and women’s players competed on a level playing field for some of the awards and Mignon du Preez’s achievement in being named winner of the KFC Streetwise Award is a very significant one. She has been a wonderful servant of the game for a long period of time and her performance in reaching the milestone of 100 T20 International caps deserves special mention.
“Our domestic cricket remains blessed with great talents and congratulations to all the winners in those categories as well.
“I warmly congratulate all our winners, both at international and domestic level, and I also wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge our umpires, grounds staff and scorers, too.”
Awards full list:
SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year:
Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year:
Quinton de Kock
Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year:
Standard Bank T20 International Cricketer of the Year:
SA Men Players’ Player of the Year:
Quinton de Kock
SA Fans’ Player of the Year: David Miller
KFC Streetwise Award: Mignon du Preez (six hit v England, T20 World Cup)
RAM Delivery of the Year: Anrich Nortje (dismissal of David Warner, 3rd ODI)
International Men’s Newcomer of the Year:
International Women’s Newcomer of the Year:
SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year:
Momentum Proteas ODI Cricketer of the Year:
Momentum Proteas T20 Cricketer of the Year