Cape The town – Kagiso Rabada and Dane van Niekerk had been recognised within the corporate of the rustic’s cricketing elite once they had been each named South African Cricketer of the Yr of their respective classes at a glittering Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards serve as in Sandton on Saturday night.
Rabada and Van Niekerk had each been in the past named South African Males’s Cricketer of the Yr and South African Girls’s Cricketer of the Yr respectively in 2016.
It used to be a six-star night for Rabada who gained no fewer than six awards and he has now executed it each in 2016 and 2018.
No different cricketer has ever gained greater than 5 awards.
The opposite 9 males’s participant gamers to have won CSA’s maximum prestigious males’s award are Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011), Makhaya Ntini (2005 and 2006), Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013) and AB de Villiers (2014 and 2015) who’ve all gained the award two times with the opposite earlier winners being Shaun Pollock (2007), Dale Steyn (2008), Graeme Smith (2009), Vernon Philander (2012) and Quinton de Kock (2017).
Along with the primary award, Rabada used to be named Check Cricketer of the Yr and ODI Cricketer of the Yr, used to be honoured via his friends via being named SA Avid gamers’ Participant of the Yr and via the fanatics on being named SA Lovers Participant of the Yr.
He additionally gained the award for the Supply of the Yr when he disregarded David Warner within the 3rd Check fit between the Proteas and Australia at Newlands in March this 12 months.
It’s been a exceptional 12 months for Rabada who rose to the Number 1 score on the earth in Check fit cricket, cracking the 900-point barrier and is lately the main wicket-taker within the 2018 calendar 12 months with 38 dismissals at a mean of 19.65. He’s additionally ranked No 7 in ODI cricket and used to be named within the ICC Check XI for the 2017 calendar 12 months.
The one awards he didn’t win for which he used to be eligible had been the T20 World Participant of the Yr award that went to AB de Villiers and the At all times Authentic Award that went to David Miller for his global file T20 World century towards Bangladesh.
The World Newcomer of the Yr award went to Aiden Markram who scored precisely 1 000 runs in his debut Check season at a mean of 55.55 and likewise stood in as ODI captain on the mushy age of 23.
Van Niekerk additionally had a stellar 12 months that noticed her ranked because the No 2 all-rounder in girls’s global cricket and the No nine ranked bowler. She completed an historical milestone on the ICC Girls’s International Cup when she returned the beautiful figures of four/zero towards the West Indies and led the Proteas to their absolute best ever efficiency at this event once they misplaced via the narrowest of margins within the semi-finals to eventual champions England.
The opposite most sensible awards within the girls’s class went to Laura Wolvaardt who did the double of SA Girls’s Avid gamers Participant of the Yr and Momentum Girls’s ODI Participant of the Yr whilst Chloe Tryon used to be named Momentum Girls’s T20 World Participant of the Yr.
“Merely exceptional! What a 12 months each Kagiso and Dane have had,” commented CSA Appearing Leader Government, Thabang Moroe.
“They’ve each proven the adulthood of seasoned campaigners with performances that experience in point of fact counted when wanted maximum, continuously blowing away the opposition within the procedure.
“It’s encouraging that for the second one time in a row our premier awards have long gone to our younger stars who’re shining with difference along our world-class senior gamers (Rabada is 23 and Van Niekerk 25).
“Each our Proteas and Girls’s Proteas proceed to problem to be one of the best on the earth and I to find it specifically encouraging that each one our nationwide groups have a in reality non-racial makeup. I will have to specifically spotlight the Proteas first ever house Check Sequence win over Australia and the way in which our girls gripped the creativeness of the rustic as they got here so just about their first ever ICC Ultimate.
“Our home cricket stays blessed with nice abilities and congratulations to all of the winners in the ones classes as smartly.“I warmly congratulate all our winners, each at global and home stage, and I additionally need to take this chance to recognize our umpires, grounds body of workers and scorers, too.”
The Titans had been as soon as once more the largest winners within the Skilled Awards: Home class. Mark Boucher retained the identify of Trainer of the Yr, whilst Tabraiz Shamsi did the restricted overs double of T20 Problem Participant of the Yr and One-day Cup Cricketer of the Yr.
There have been two awards for the Warriors with Simon Harmer being named Sunfoil Sequence Cricketer of the Yr and Jon-Jon Smuts the SACA Maximum Precious Participant award. There have been additionally two awards for the Cape Cobras with Pieter Malan being named Home Avid gamers Participant of the Season and Kyle Verreynne Home Newcomer of the Yr.
Shaun George used to be named CSA Umpire of the Yr for the second one 12 months in a row and the CSA Umpires Umpire of the Yr went to Adrian Holdstock. This used to be along with Marais Erasmus who won the David Shepherd Trophy because the ICC Umpire of the Yr, additionally for the second one 12 months in a row.
The Africa Cup T20 Participant of the event went to Sarel Erwee of KZN Inland whilst PPC Newlands-based Evan Flint retained he identify of Groundsman of the Yr.
A different tribute used to be paid to AB de Villiers who has introduced his retirement from global cricket after greater than a decade of carrier to the Usual Financial institution Proteas. “It used to be glorious that AB may just end his global occupation with that historical house collection win over Australia,” commented Mr. Moroe.
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: NATIONAL
SA Males’s Cricketer of the Yr: Kagiso Rabada
SA Girls’s Cricketer of the Yr: Dane van Niekerk
Check Cricketer of the Yr: Kagiso Rabada
ODI Cricketer of the Yr: Kagiso Rabada
T20 World Cricketer of the Yr: AB de Villiers
SA Avid gamers’ Participant of the Yr: Kagiso Rabada
SA Lovers’ Participant of the Yr:Kagiso Rabada
At all times Authentic Award: David Miller (quickest T20 World century v Bangladesh)
Supply of the Yr: Kagiso Rabada (to Warner, third Check v Australia, Newlands)
World Newcomer of the Yr: Aiden Markram
SA Girls’s Avid gamers’ Participant of the Yr: Laura Wolvaardt
Momentum Girls’s ODI Cricketer of the Yr: Laura Wolvaardt
Momentum Girls’s T20 Cricketer of the Yr: Chloe Tryon
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: DOMESTIC
Cricketer of the Season: Simon Harmer (Warriors)
One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans)
T20 Problem Participant of the Season: Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans)
Trainer of the Yr:Mark Boucher (Titans)
Home Avid gamers’ Participant of the Season: Pieter Malan (Cape Cobras)
Home Newcomer of the Yr: Kyle Verreynne (Cape Cobras)
Africa T20 Cup Participant of the Match: Sarel Erwee (KZN Inland)
SACA Maximum Precious Participant Award: Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors)
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: OPERATIONS
CSA Umpires’ Umpire of the Yr: Adrian Holdstock
CSA Umpire of the Yr: Shaun George
Associate of the Yr: Northerns Cricket Union
Groundsman of the Yr: Evan Flint (Newlands)