AB de Villiers has been nominated for the Award of the ” South African Cricketer of the Year ” for the 2nd consecutive time. The Award ceremony will take place on June 3 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg.
Aslam Khota, the Convener of the judging process said that it took sometime for the judging panel to decide the list as they South African cricket witnessed some good performance from the boys , both at the National and International level.
de Villiers will have to compete against the likes of Test Skipper Hashim Amla, Batsman Faf duPlesis and fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. deVilliers has also been nominated for the ” ODI Cricketer of the Year Award”.
de Villiers , who is currently playing in the IPL for Bangalore RoyalChallengers , played a gem of an innings against Mumbai Indians on his way to a brilliant century . He went on to score 133 runs , which is the Highest score in the IPL by an Non-Opening Batsman.
The complete list of nominees are :
One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Andrew Puttick (Cape Cobras), Dean Elgar (Titans), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras)
RAM Slammer of the Season: Kieron Pollard (Cape Cobras), Eddie Leie (Highveld Lions), Richard Levi (Cape Cobras)
Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season: Hardus Viljoen (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Stephen Cook (Highveld Lions), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras)
CSA Coach of the Season: Rob Walter (Titans), Geoffrey Toyana (Highveld Lions), Paul Adams (Cape Cobras)
Domestic Newcomer of the Season: Theunis de Bruyn (Titans), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), George Linde (Cape Cobras)
International T20 Cricketer of the Year: David Wiese, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk
ODI Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir
Test Cricketer of the Year: Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn
Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk
SA Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn