Pacers Anrich Nortje and Shabnim Ismail on Monday bagged top honours, including the Cricket Of The Year award, at the Cricket South Africa's (CSA) virtual awards ceremony for 2020-21.
Nortje, who claimed 39 wickets in 10 Tests in the season, was joint-winner with Aiden Markram for the Men's Players' Player of the Year along with Fans’ Player of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Men’s Cricketer of the Year.
In the women's category pace spearhead Ismail was named Women's Cricketer Of the Year for the second time after 2015 after crossing the milestone of 150 wickets in T20Is. The 32-year old is the only South African to cross to have taken 100 wickets in the format. She also won the T20 International Cricketer of the Year and Women’s Players’ Player of the Year.
"Anrich and Shabnim have set the highest standards that we expect from our icon Proteas players. Anrich's international career to date has been remarkable. I warmly congratulate all our winners, both at international and domestic level, and I also wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge our umpires, grounds staff and scorers, too," CSA's Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki said.
Rassie Van der Dussen bagged the One-Day International Cricketer of the Year while George Linde won the T20 Cricketer of the year and Men's International Newcomer of the year.
Lizelle Lee won the KFC Streetwise Award for her unbeaten century in the third ODI against India in Lucknow earlier this year along with One-Day International Cricketer of the Year in the women's category.