White-ball skipper Quinton de Kock was named the men’s ‘cricketer of the year’ at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) annual awards ceremony, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 27-year-old also bagged the Test cricketer of the year while young opener Laura Wolvaardt took home the women’s cricketer of the year and ODI cricketer of the year awards. Pacer Lungi Ngidi was named ODI and T20 player of the year while David Miller was voted the fans’ favourite player.
Anrich Nortje, who made his Test debut in India was adjudged the International men’s ‘newcomer’ of the year. Shabnim Ismail took home the women’s T20 player of the year with left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba recognised as the women’s ‘newcomer’ of the year. This is the second time de Kock has won the men’s Cricketer of the Year, having claimed the accolade in 2017.