In the 15th Edition of ESPNcricinfo Awards, India’s wicket keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant wins ‘Test Batting’ award for his extraordinary batting in the Gabba Test against Australia in which he scored 89 runs without losing his wicket, which helped India to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2021 by (2-1) and shattered Australia’s unbeaten record at Gabba after 32 years.
i.Rishabh Pant was the top scorer of the series for Indian team, scoring (274runs).
- He became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper batsman to reach the 1000-run mark in just 27 innings, surpassing MS Dhoni’s 32 innings record.
i.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was adjudged ‘Captain of the Year’.
ii.The Test bowling award went to Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand) for his 5 wickets leaving just 31 runs, which helped New Zealand in becoming the first World Test champions (2019-2021).
|Men’s Test batting||Rishabh Pant (India)|
|Men’s Test bowling||Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand)|
|Men’s ODI batting||Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)|
|Men’s ODI bowling||Saqib Mahmood (England)|
|Men’s T20I batting||Jos Buttler (England)|
|Men’s T20I bowling||Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)|
|Women’s batting||Beth Mooney (Australia)|
|Women’s bowling||Kate Cross (England)|
|Associate batting||Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)|
|Associate bowling||Ruben Trumpelmann (Namibia)|
|Debutant of the year||Ollie Robinson (England)|
|Captain of the year||Kane Williamson (New Zealand)|
ICC Team Ranking (as of February 2022):
Test Ranking – Australia (Rank 1), India (Ranks 3)
ODI Ranking – New Zealand (Rank 1), India (Ranks 4)
T20I Ranking – England (Rank 1), India (Ranks 2)