The year 2023 is over and this year's ICC Awards are about to come. The ICC Cricketer of the Year holds a special place among these prestigious awards, which honor a player's excellence across all formats. As the year 2023 is moving towards its end, the excitement among the fans has reached its peak. The question in everyone's mind is who will be crowned the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2023.
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Rohit Sharma performed brilliantly with his batting this year and scored 1795 runs in 34 matches at an average of 51.28 and with the help of 4 centuries. He finished as the fourth-highest run-scorer across all formats in 2023. By winning 10 consecutive matches, Rohit Sharma had taken the Indian team to the finals where they had to face defeat.
Travis Head played an important role in Australia's victory in the ICC ODI World Cup final. He scored 1599 international runs in 28 matches at an average of 47.02 with 3 centuries. His remarkable contributions in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 final and the ODI World Cup 2023 final earned him the Player of the Match honors on both the occasions.
Virat Kohli performed brilliantly in international cricket in 2023. He scored 1934 runs in 34 matches at an average of 66.68, which included 8 centuries. Kohli's brilliant World Cup campaign saw him surpass the previous records of legends like Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar's ICC record of 49 centuries was broken by Virat Kohli this year.
Daryl Mitchell has shown his skills with both bat and ball. In the year 2023, he has scored 1919 runs in 47 matches at an average of 42.64 and six centuries. Apart from this, he also made important contribution with the ball and took 24 wickets. He performed brilliantly for New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Shubman Gill has emerged as the best batsman of cricket in 2023, he has scored 2118 international runs including 7 centuries in 45 matches at an impressive average of 50.42. He also topped the ICC ODI batsmen's rankings. He became the youngest player to score a double century in men's ODI. Gill has performed consistently across all formats.