ICC announces Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 nominees

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (image: BCCI)

The International Cricket Council has shortlisted the nominees for the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 award.

Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 nominees

The ICC has revealed four players’ names as the nominees for the Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023. These players have shown an impressive performance during the ODI World Cup 2023.

Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Virat Kohli, and Daryl Mitchell are the players who have been shortlisted for the award.

Shubman Gill

The Young Indian batter has played 29 matches in the year 2023 where he amassed 1584 runs with an average of 63.36 and 24 catches. It was the fifth-highest runs by an Indian in a year in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar had the two highest run tallies during the years 1996 and 1998, while Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly scored stands third and fourth for having the highest runs during the year 1999.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image: BCCI)

He smashed five centuries in the calendar year and has a strike rate of 100. He was like a rock in the top order batter and along with the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, they put up several memorable opening stands in the year.

He concluded the World Cup Campaign with 354 runs with an average of 44.25. unfortunately, the opener couldn’t start the World Cup for India, who fell sick due to dengue and missed a few matches in the ICC event. He showcased his skills by smashing a half-century against Bangladesh.

He became the youngest double centurion in the year after he smashed 208 runs against New Zealand in Hyderabad.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami had an impressive year in the cricketing. Despite the first half being average, the second half displayed his peak performance at the cricket World Cup for India.

He missed a few games in the World Cup Campaign, but after being included in the playing 11, Shami concluded the tournament as the highest wicket-taker.

Shami played around 19 matches and dismissed 43 batters and scored 36 runs. Shami took three five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul in the seven matches he played in the tournament.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami(Image: Twitter)

The Seamer also broke the record for India’s leading wicket-taker at Men’s Cricket World Cups and had a total of 55 wickets in just 18 games. Only seven bowlers have taken more than 50 wickets in Cricket World Cups.

His highlighting performance was during the match against World Cup match against New Zealand where he had bowling returns of 7/57. He dismissed Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell.

Virat Kohli

The Indian star Virat Kohli has been undoubtedly known as one of the aggressive batters and made an astonishing comeback in 2022.

He found his peak performance in ODIs and capped it off with a Player of the Tournament performance at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. He was the leading run-scorer in the World Cup Campaign and smashed 9 half centuries in 11 innings he played in the ICC event.

He scored 765 runs and became the highest run scorer by an individual batter at a men’s cricket World Cup going past the previous record set by Cricket god Sachin Tendulkar in 2003.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image: Twitter)

Kohli finished the tournament with an average of 95.62 runs with a strike rate of 90.31 which included three centuries. He surpassed 50 ODI hundreds with his impressive century in the semi-final match against New Zealand.

He finished the year with 1377 runs and an average of 72.47 recording six centuries and eight half-centuries in 27 matches.

Daryl Mitchell 

Daryl Mitchell was another impressive player who amassed 1204 runs and dismissed 9 wickets in 26 matches. He was in the top form in ODIs in 2023 and finished the year scoring the third most recorded runs in a calendar year.

Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell(Image: Twitter)

He had an impressive start in the bilateral series in Pakistan and India and the home series against Sri Lanka. Mitchell scored 552 runs in the World Cup campaign at an average of 69 and a strike rate of 100.

He smashed two hundreds in the ICC event which included a century against India. He scored 130 runs on 127 deliveries and helped the side on the scoreboard in the epic run chase against India.