Pakistan Cricket Board unveils Nominees for PCB Awards 2021

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been shortlisted in five categories as the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiled its nominations for the PCB Awards 2021.

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Hasan Ali also had a year to celebrate.

Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been shortlisted in five categories for the Pakistan Cricket Board Awards 2021.

The award ceremony is held annually to recognise and reward high-performing cricketers.

The winners will be announced in a virtual digital show, which will be live-streamed on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) YouTube and Facebook channels on January 6, 2022.

The 21-year-old has been nominated in five categories including Impactful Performance of the Year, T20I Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year.

An independent 10-member jury, that included former international cricketers, broadcasters and members of the media, finalised the nominees.

Shaheen’s three for 31 against India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has made him one of the four candidates for the Impactful Performance of the Year award.

Mohammad Rizwan and Hasan Ali also had a year to celebrate, which is now reflected in their nominations.

Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Haris Rauf have been shortlisted in two categories each.

Babar, who won the Most Valuable Cricketer of 2020, has once again been nominated in this category, while his second nomination is in the ODI Cricketer of the Year.

Fawad Alam also makes a second entry in the Impactful Performance of the Year, while his second nomination is in the Test Cricketer of the Year.

Haris Rauf has been shortlisted in the T20I and ODI Cricketer of the Year categories.

For the Emerging Cricketer of the Year, Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Junior and Shahnawaz Dahani have been shortlisted.

The winners of the Umpire of the Year and Spirit of Cricket awards will be announced during the virtual show.

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The nominees for the Pakistan Cricket Board Awards 2021 are as follows:

Domestic Cricketer of the Year

  • Asif Afridi (59 wickets in Pakistan Cup, National T20 and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed (1,456 runs in Pakistan Cup, National T20 and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
  • Mohammad Huraira (986 runs in his debut Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
  • Sahibzada Farhan (1869 runs in Pakistan Cup, National T20 and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
  • Tayyab Tahir (1,670 runs in Pakistan Cup, National T20 and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Emerging Cricketer of the Year

  • Arshad Iqbal
  • Azam Khan
  • Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  • Shahnawaz Dahani

Women’s Cricketer of the Year

  • Aliya Riaz (11 ODIs, 382 runs; 6 T20Is, 94 runs; 364 runs in Pakistan Women’s Cup)
  • Anam Amin (9 ODIs, 15 wickets; 6 T20Is, 7 wickets)
  • Fatima Sana (13 ODIs, 20 wickets; 3 T20Is, 4 wickets; 6 wickets in Pakistan Women’s Cup)
  • Nida Dar (10 ODIs, 363 runs and 6 wickets; 6 T20Is, 95 runs and 7 wickets; 146 runs and 14 wickets in Pakistan Women’s Cup)

Impactful Performance of the Year

  • Fawad Alam (109 v SA, 1st Test)
  • Hasan Ali (10-114 v SA, 2nd Test)
  • M Rizwan (79* v Ind, T20 World Cup)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-31 v Ind, T20 World Cup)

T20I Cricketer of the Year

  • Haris Rauf (23 T20Is, 25 wickets)
  • M Rizwan (29 T20Is, 1,326 runs)
  • Shadab Khan (18 T20Is, 20 wickets, Eco. 6.64)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (21 T20Is, 23 wickets. Eco. 7.86)

ODI Cricketer of the Year

  • Babar Azam (6 ODIs, 405 runs)
  • Fakhar Zaman (6 ODIs, 365 runs)
  • Haris Rauf (6 ODIs, 13 wickets)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (6 ODIs, 8 wickets)

Test Cricketer of the Year

  • Abid Ali (9 Tests, 695 runs)
  • Fawad Alam (9 Tests, 571 runs)
  • Hasan Ali (9 Tests, 41 wickets)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (9 tests, 47 wickets)

Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year

  • Babar Azam (8 Tests, 416 runs; 6 ODIs, 405 runs; 29 T20Is, 939 runs)
  • Hasan Ali (8 tests, 41 wickets; 4 ODIs, 7 wickets; 18 T20Is, 25 wickets)
  • M Rizwan (9 Tests, 455 runs; 6 ODIs, 134 runs; 29 T20Is, 1,326 runs; total dismissal 56)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (9 Tests, 47 wickets; 6 ODIs, 8 wickets; 21 T20Is, 23 wickets)

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