Johannesburg: Fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Shabnim Ismail were crowned South Africa’s Men's and Women's Cricketer of the Year in their respective categories at the virtual Cricket South Africa 2020-21 awards ceremony.
Ismail cleaned up at the awards night on Monday, as she also won the Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year and SA Women Players' Player of the Year.
Having previously won SA Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2015, Ismail is just the third player to have earned the prize multiple times, after Marizanne Kapp (2013 and 2014) and Dane van Niekerk (2016, 2018, 2019).
Nortje also picked up four awards, being crowned Test Cricketer of the Year, SA Fans’ Player of the Year and sharing SA Men Players' Player of the Year with batter Aiden Markram.
Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and batter Rassie van der Dussen were crowned the Men’s T20I and ODI Cricketers of the Year respectively, while Lizelle Lee won Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.(UNI)
SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year : Anrich Nortje
SA Women's Cricketer of the Year : Shabnim Ismail
Test Cricketer of the Year : Anrich Nortje
SA Men's ODI Player of the Year : Rassie van der Dussen
SA Men's T20I Player of the Year : Tabraiz Shamsi
SA Women's ODI Player of the Year : Lizelle Lee
SA Women's T20I Player of the Year : Shabnim Ismail
SA Men's Players' Player of the Year : Anrich Nortje and Aiden Markram
SA Women Players’ Player of the Year: Shabnim Ismail
SA Fans’ Player of the Year : Anrich Nortje