ICC Award of the Decade
ICC Award of the Decade

The ICC Awards of The Decade recognize the best players across Cricket over the past 10 years. The awards include the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, which celebrate the best overall player from the men’s and women’s game over the past decade.

Eligibility for ICC Awards of the Decade

Though there are a bunch of cricketers out in the cricket field ICC releases the eligibility criteria for the ICC Awards of the Decade.

The nominees for each of the categories were determined by the Awards Nominations Committee according to on-field performances and overall achievements for at least five years during the period.

ICC Awards of the Decade Winners list

Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade 

The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is) during the performance period –

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is) during the performance period.

  • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Mithali Raj (India)
  • Sarah Taylor (England)
  • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period

  • James Anderson (England)
  • Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
  • Virat Kohli (India)
  • Joe Root (England)
  • Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
  • Steve Smith (Australia) – Winner
  • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period

  • MS Dhoni (India)
  • Virat Kohli (India) – Winner
  • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  • Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Mitchell Starc (Australia)
  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period

  • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • Jhulan Goswami (India)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Mithali Raj (India)
  • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period

  • Aaron Finch (Australia)
  • Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – Winner
  • Virat Kohli (India)
  • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  • Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Imran Tahir (South Africa)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period

  • Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
  • Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
  • Alyssa Healy (Australia)
  • Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner
  • Anya Shrubsole (England)

ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in men’s Associate cricket during the performance period

  • Richie Berrington (Scotland)
  • Peter Borren (Netherlands)
  • Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) – Winner
  • Paras Khadka (Nepal)
  • Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
  • Assad Vala (PNG)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade

The best overall performer in women’s Associate cricket during the performance period

  • Kathryn Bryce (Scotland) – Winner
  • Sarah Bryce (Scotland)
  • Natthakan Chantham (Thailand)
  • Sterre Kalis (Netherlands)
  • Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)
  • Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

An action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket.

  • 2011 Winner – MS Dhoni (India) – Winner
  • 2012 Winner – Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
  • 2013 Winner – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
  • 2014 Winner – Katherine Brunt (England)
  • 2015 Winner – Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
  • 2016 Winner – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
  • 2017 Winner – Anya Shrubsole (England)
  • 2018 Winner – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • 2019 Winner – Virat Kohli (India)