At Cricket South Africa’s virtual awards presentation, which took place on Sunday night, Keshav Maharaj and Ayabonga Khaka were awarded the 2021/22 SA Men’s and SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year, respectively.
Maharaj and Khaka will remember this day forever since they were chosen as the favorites by their teammates to win the SA Men’s and SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year honors, respectively.
Aiden Markram was chosen the T20 International Player of the Year, Janneman Malan was selected the one-day international Player of the Year, and Kagiso Rabada was named the test player of the year in the men’s honors.
Mitchell van Buuren was selected the domestic newcomer of the season, and Marco Jansen was named the international newcomer of the year.
The Momentum Women’s T20 International Player of the Year, Lizelle Lee, and the Momentum Women’s One-Day International Player of the Year, Laura Wolvaardt, were notable winners in the women’s divisions.
the best delivery possible Simon Harmer accepted the trophy for dismissing Najmul Hossain Shanto in the first test match against Bangladesh in Durban after being fueled by KFC and selected by the crowd.
David Miller won the SA Fans’ Player of the Year award. After an exciting white-ball season, Miller was the fan favorite when all voting was completed on the CSA App.
Nonkululeko Mlaba received the Makhaya Ntini Power of Cricket Award, which honors those who have used their skill to improve their circumstances and recognizes their tenacity, fervor, and tremendous pride.
Sisanda Magala, who received three prizes, was the night’s largest domestic winner.
Magala received the Saca Most Valuable Player Award, Domestic Players’ Player of the Season, and the Division 1 One-Day Cup.
Tazmin Brits won the CSA Women’s Provincial Player of the Year award, Dewald Brevis was named the CSA U19 Player of the Year, Nathan Engelbrecht of Boland won the CSA Rural Cricket Player of the Year award, and Tazmin Brits was awarded the T20 Community Cup Player of the Tournament.
Pholetsi Moseki, the chief executive officer of the CSA, thanked all the winners:
“I sincerely congratulate all of our champions at the amateur, national, and international levels.
“The Covid-19 epidemic tested the rules of our game during the past two years, and the players have undergone a lot. The development of our national teams and the chances that our pipeline continues to offer around the country show how tenacious our teams are.
“We would like to extend a sincere appreciation to our umpires, grounds crew, and scorers for ensuring that CSA has another wonderful season.
“We would like to express our thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting us during these difficult financial times. Your assistance has allowed us to continue running successful cricket and pipeline programs.
“We expect an exciting and action-packed season because South Africa will host both the ICC Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup and the inaugural ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2023.
We will also organize the inaugural ritzy Twenty20 match, a first for the continent of Africa.
Lawson Naidoo, a member of the CSA Board, said:
“This season served as confirmation of the new CSA two-division domestic structure, which offered an exciting diversity of cricket in South Africa.
“We have witnessed our players give their all on the playing field, which gave us the reassurance that talent and skill are in abundance in our settings.
“I congratulate all the winners today on behalf of the Board of Cricket South Africa. Likewise, congratulations to all the candidates. These honors are a direct indication of why cricket is such a potent force for positive change.