RCB Recent Recruit Rewarded as NZ Reveals Annual Award Winners List
New Zealand (Source: Twitter)
After some incredible performances throughout the past year, New Zealand players have won big in the annual New Zealand Cricket Awards ceremony.
Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Michael Bracewell who was fabulous with both bat and ball for New Zealand is announced as the men's ODI player of the year due to the fact that he thumped two centuries, one against Ireland and other against India along with bagging 14 wickets through his off-spin.
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Glenn Phillips for his wonderful show in the T20 World Cup 2022 is named the men's T20I player of the year, as he struck 740 runs in the format in the past season.
All-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal which in other terms means Men's cricketer of the year. On the other hand, Amelia Kerr, the star for the White Ferns with both bat and ball has been recognised with Debbie Hockley Medal, which is presented to Women's player of the year.
Mitchell was given the prize for scoring 913 runs in Test cricket while averaging 70.23 as he managed a cumulative of 1,338 runs across formats in the year 2022.
Kerr was fabulous with both bat and ball picking up 17 wickets while amassing 423 runs in T20I cricket. Further, in ODI cricket, she averaged 40.66 with the bat.
Talking about the other awardees, Suzie Bates has been given the women’s ODI Player of the Year for performing brilliantly against West Indies and Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, wicket-keeper batter Tom Blundell is felicitated with Test player of the year after he smashed 849 runs while affecting 38 dismissals this season.
Full List of New Zealand Cricket Awards 2023
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal: Daryl Mitchell
Debbie Hockley Medal: Amelia Kerr
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Heath Mills, chief executive NZCPA
Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Suzie Bates
Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Michael Bracewell
Women’s T20I Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr
Men’s T20I Player of the Year: Glenn Phillips
Test Player of the Year: Tom Blundell
Women’s Domestic Player of the Year: Kate Anderson (Canterbury Magicians)
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year: Dean Foxcroft (Otago Volts)
Women’s Super Smash Player of the Year: Kate Anderson (Canterbury Magicians)
Men’s Super Smash Player of the Year: Dean Foxcroft (Otago Volts)
The Redpath Cup for men’s first-class batting: Daryl Mitchell
The Ruth Martin Cup for women’s domestic batting: Kate Anderson (Canterbury Magicians)
The Winsor Cup for men’s first-class bowling: Tim Southee
The Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling: Gabby Sullivan (Canterbury Magicians)
New Zealand Umpire of the Year: Chris Brown