Off-spinner Keshav Maharaj was recognized as the heart of the Proteas team across all formats when he was named South Africa’s 2021/22 Men’s Cricketer of the Year at the Cricket South Africa Virtual Awards on Sunday night.
Simer Ayabonga Khaka won the Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in South Africa, while she and Maharaj were named the Players’ Player of the Year by their teammates.
In the match a year before the end of the Test series against Bangladesh on 11 April, Maharaj shone with the ball in all three formats. In eight Tests, the left-arm spinner took 30 wickets at an average of just 18.20; in 14 ODIs, he claimed 18 wickets at 31.77 and an economy rate of just 4.61, while he conceded just 5.84 runs per over in eight T20s, also taking six wickets while captaining the side at times.
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Haka has been an extremely consistent contributor to the efficient Proteas Women’s attack, especially in ODIs where she has taken 28 wickets in 15 matches.
Kagiso Rabada was named the Test Player of the Year, Aiden Markram the T20 International Player of the Year and Janneman Malan the One Day International Player of the Year.
Marco Janssen was named International Rookie of the Year, while other notable winners in the women’s categories were Liesel Lee (T20 International Player of the Year) and Laura Wollwaardt (One Day International Player of the Year).
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Central Gauteng Lions paceman Sisanda Magala will continue to remind the national selectors of his abilities as he was the biggest winner on the domestic front, winning the One Day Cup Player of the Season, National Player of the Season and SACA’s Biggest Award . Valuable Player Award.
The Titans’ Mandla Mashimbi will enter the new season basking in the glow of his Coach of the Year award, while SuperSport Park’s Brian Bloy was named Groundsman of the Year.
CSA Award Winners 2021/22
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS – DOMESTIC
- CSA UMPIRES JUDGE OF THE YEAR – Alakhudien Paleker
- CSA JUDGE OF THE YEAR – Alakhudien Paleker
- DOMESTIC NEW OF THE SEASON – Mitchell van Buren (CGL)
- AWARDED SACA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Sisanda Magala (CGL)
- DIVISION 1 COACH OF THE SEASON – Mandla Mashimbi (Titans)
- DIVISION 2 COACH OF THE SEASON – Mark Charlton (NC)
- T20 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Rilee Rossouw (FS Knights)
- T20 CHALLENGE PLAYER OF THE SEASON – Peter Malan (Boland Rocks)
- DIVISION 1 4-DAY PLAYER OF THE SEASON IN DOMESTIC SERIES – Ryan Rickelton (CGL)
- 4-DAY DIVISION 2 PLAYER OF THE SEASON IN DOMESTIC SERIES – Thomas Kaber (Border Iinyathi)
- DIVISION 1 ONE DAY SEASON CUP – Sisanda Magala (CGL)
- SEASON 2 DIVISION ONE DAY CUP – Michael Erlank (KZN Inland Tuskers)
- DOMESTIC PLAYER OF THE SEASON – Sisanda Magala (CGL)
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS – NATIONAL
- BEST DELIVERY FROM KFC – Simon Harmer to Najmul Hossain Shanta (Bangladesh)
- THE POWER OF CRICKET MAHAYA NTINI AWARD – Nonkululeko Mlaba
- FANTASY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – David Miller
- INTERNATIONAL MALE Rookie OF THE YEAR – Marco Jansen
- T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Aiden Markram
- ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Janneman Malan
- TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Kagiso Rabada
- SA MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Keshav Maharaj
- SA PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Keshav Maharaj
- MOMENTUM WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Liesel Lee
- MOMENTUM ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Laura Wohlwardt
- SA WOMEN PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ayabonga Haka
- SA WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ayabonga Haka
- KFC MINI CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR – Jerry Toole (CGL)
- KFC MINI CRICKET HAS MANY GOOD REWARDS – Joseph Ngkasa (Kay)
- CSA BOYS U16 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Riley Norton (Boland)
- CSA GIRLS U16 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Mpumelela Mashilaane (Easterns)
- CSA GIRLS U19 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Elandry Janse van Rensburg (NW)
- KHAYA MAIOLA CRICKET WEEK PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Ronan Herman (CGL)
- CSA U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dewald Brewis (Titans)
- CSA BLIND CRICKET PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Boule Bhidla (CGL)
- CSA DEAF CRICKET PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Arthur McGee (Titans)
- CSA RURAL CRICKET PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Nathan Engelbrecht (Boland)
- T20 COMMUNITY CUP PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT – Nathan Engelbrecht (Boland)
- CSA COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Donovan Ferreira (Tux)
- WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL COACH OF THE YEAR – Wynand Schmidt (NW)
- KEMACH EQUIPMENT Groundman of the Year – Brian Bloy – SuperSport Park, Centurion
- CSA FAIRPLAY AWARD – EP Warriors
- CSA PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tazmin Brits (NW)