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Top 5 contenders for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023 Award

By Akanksha - December 5, 2023 - Last updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:34 PM
Top 5 contenders for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023 Award

There will be ICC prizes. A player's performance in all forms is recognised with these important accolades, and among them is a unique place for the ICC Cricketer of the Year. The enthusiasm among fans has peaked as the year 2023 draws to a close. Everyone is wondering who will win the title of ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year in 2023.

Top 5 contenders for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023 Award

Here are the top 5 candidates:

Player Country Matches Runs Average Hundreds
Shubman Gill India 45 2118 50.42 7
Daryl Mitchell New Zealand 47 1919 42.64 6
Virat Kohli India 34 1934 66.68 8
Travis Head Australia 28 1599 47.02 3
Rohit Sharma India 34 1795 51.28 4

1. Shubman Gill (India)

Shubman Gill

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In 45 matches, Shubman Gill amassed 2118 international runs with an amazing average of 50.42, including 7 hundred, to become the 2023 cricket phenomenon. Also, he was ranked first among batters in the ICC ODIs. He became the men's ODI cricket player with the youngest career double-century. Being a member of the select group of players who have scored hundreds in every format and his steady performance in all of them make Gill a serious contender for this honour.

2. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)

Daryl Mitchell

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Daryl Mitchell has demonstrated his abilities with the ball and bat. He has amassed 1919 runs at an average of 42.64 and six hundreds in 47 matches in 2023. In addition, he contributed significantly with the ball and claimed 24 wickets. In the ODI World Cup 2023, he made an outstanding performance for New Zealand, which puts him in the running for this honour.

3. Virat Kohli (India)

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Virat Kohli excelled in international cricket in 2023. He scored 1934 runs in 34 matches at a 66.68 average, including 8 hundreds. Kohli's outstanding World Cup performance saw him break records held by superstars such as Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli is still a strong contender for ICC Cricketer of the Year, because of his exceptional run-scoring and leadership abilities. If Virat Kohli wins the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year Award for the third time this year, he will become the only player in history to do so.

4. Travis Head (Australia)

Travis Head

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Travis Head was instrumental in Australia's victory at big ICC competitions. He scored 1599 international runs in 28 matches, averaging 47.02 and scoring three centuries. His outstanding performances in the finals of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 and the ODI World Cup 2023 garnered him Player of the Match awards on both occasions. The head is another probable candidate.

5. Rohit Sharma (India)

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Despite missing the T20 Internationals, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma batted admirably, with 1795 runs in 34 matches at an average of 51.28 and four hundreds. He concluded 2023 as the fourth-highest run-scorer overall. Sharma led the Indian team to the finals by winning 10 straight matches in which they were defeated.

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