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Rabada dominates CSA awards nominations ... again!

2018-05-02 13:18

Kagiso Rabada once again tops the nomination lists for Cricket South Africa’s annual awards with at least four nominations.

The number one ranked Test bowler in the world, Rabada could potentially scoop six awards at the glittering awards ceremony to be held on June 2 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Rabada has been nominated for the prestigious SA cricketer of the year, Standard Bank Test cricketer of the year, Standard Bank ODI cricketer of the year, and the RAM delivery of the year.

He also has the potential to secure the SA player’s player of the year award as well as the SA fans’ cricketer of the year, which are done by voting.

This is the second time the 22-year-old has been nominated for the four awards after he scooped six awards, the most a Protea player has ever received, at the 2016 ceremony.

He was also the youngest player to be awarded the SA cricketer of the year.

Rabada has been nominated in the premier award category alongside newcomer Aiden Markram, who has also been nominated for the Test cricketer of the year and international newcomer of the year.

Another of the Proteas young guns, Lungi Ngidi, was nominated for newcomer of the year and for the delivery of the year, while his domestic performances was also recognised in the category of RAM Slam T20 challenge cricketer of the season.

The other contenders for SA cricketer of the year include AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar and Vernon Philander.

Ismail and Van Niekerk also scoop four nominations

Protea women’s fast bowler, Shabnim Ismail, was also nominated in four categories namely SA women’s cricketer of the year, ODI women’s cricketer of the year, T20 women’s cricketer of the year and SA women’s players’ player of the year.

The Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk was also nominated in the above four categories while teenage sensation Laura Wolvaardt was nominated in three.

Convener of the CSA awards judging panel, Aslam Khota, said that the awards were always tough to judge especially due to the stiff nature of the competition.

“The judging panel was impressed by the overall performances during the season of the nominees in the various categories,” Khota added.

If Rabada takes home the SA cricketer of the year he will be in the illustrious company of Makhaya Ntini, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla and De Villiers who have all won the award twice.

LIST OF SELECTED CATEGORIES

AFRICA T20 CUP RISING STAR AWARD

•Sarel Erwee (KZN)

•Andries Gous (Free State)

•Nduduzo Mfosa (KZN)

DOMESTIC NEWCOMER OF THE SEASON

•Alfred Mothoa (Multiply Titans)

•Mthiwekhaya Nabe (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)

•Kyle Verreynne (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)

MOMENTUM ONE-DAY CUP CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

•Gihahn Cloete (Warriors)

•Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)

•Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans)

RAM SLAM T20 CHALLENGE CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

•Farhaan Behardien (Multiply Titans)

•Lungi Ngidi (Multiply Titans)

•Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans)

SUNFOIL SERIES CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

•Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)

•Simon Harmer (Warriors)

•Rudi Second (VKB Knights)

INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

•Heinrich Klaasen

•Aiden Markram

•Lungi Ngidi

STANDARD BANK T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Farhaan Behardien

•Junior Dala

•AB de Villiers

STANDARD BANK ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Hashim Amla

•Quinton de Kock

•Faf du Plessis

•Kagiso Rabada

STANDARD BANK TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•AB de Villiers

•Dean Elgar

•Aiden Markram

•Vernon Philander

•Kagiso Rabada

RAM DELIVERY OF THE YEAR

•Kesh Maharaj

•Lungi Ngidi

•Kagiso Rabada

T20 WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Shabnim Ismail

•Chloe Tryon

•Dane van Niekerk

ODI WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Mignon du Preez

•Shabnim Ismail

•Marizanne Kapp

•Dane van Niekerk

•Laura Wolvaardt

SA WOMEN’S PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

•Shabnim Ismail

•Dane van Niekerk

•Laura Wolvaardt

MOMENTUM WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Shabnim Ismail

•Marizanne Kapp

•Dane van Niekerk

•Laura Wolvaardt

SA CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

•Dean Elgar

•AB de Villiers

•Aiden Markram

•Vernon Philander

•Kagiso Rabada


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November 10 2019