Pakistani Players Who are Nominated for both ICC & PCB Annual Awards 2021:
The nominees for ICC Annual Awards 2021 and the PCB Annual Awards 2021 have been announced in the past few days. Some of the best performers of last year were nominated in multiple categories. 2021 was a great year for Pakistani Players. A lot of Pakistani stars have also been nominated in the ICC Annual Awards 2021. There are some cricketers who have been nominated for both PCB Annual Awards as well as ICC Annual Awards for 2021. Following are their details:
Babar Azam had a great year as captain as well as a batsman. He is the nominees for ICC’s best ODI player of the year award. While in the PCB Annual Awards, Babar Azam is nominated for 2 different categories. One is for the ODI player of the year and the other is Most Valuable Player of the year. Babar scored 405 runs in 6 ODI matches while he scored 416 runs in 8 Tests in 2021. In T20Is, Babar Azam scored 939 runs in 29 T20Is in 2021.
Mohammad Rizwan unarguably had the best 2021 amongst all the Pakistani Players. Rizwan is in the nominees for ICC Award of Best T20I player of the year. The wicket keeper batsman is also a contestant for the ICC Cricketer of the year award. Rizwan getting nominated for these 2 massive awards prove that he had a wonderful last year. In the PCB Annual Awards 2021, Rizwan is nominated for the Most Impactful innings of the year award, T20I Cricketer of the year award and Most Valuable Player of the award as well. Collectively Rizwan will be contesting for 5 awards in both PCB and ICC Annual Awards for 2021.
Shaheen Shah Afridi:
Shaheen Shah Afridi had a great 2021 as well as he achieved his career best Test Rankings this year and also was Man of the Match in Pakistan’s famous first ever win against India in World Cup history. Shaheen Shah Afridi is nominated for ICC Cricketer of the Year award. Moreover, in the PCB Annual Awards, Shaheen has been nominated for Most Impactful performance of the year award, Test Cricketer of the year Award, ODI Cricketer of the year award and also for the Most Valuable player of the year award. Shaheen is the only Men’s cricketer who is nominated for all the Men’s awards in PCB Annual awards 2021. Shaheen collectively picked 78 wickets in International Cricket in the last year.
Amongst the women’s team, Fatima Sana has been nominated for both ICC Annual Awards and PCB annual awards as well. She is a contestant for PCB’s Women Cricketer of the Year award while ICC’s Women’s ODI Player of the Year award.