Cricinfo Nominated Performances of the Year Awards 2021 including 6 Pakistanis

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Shaheen Afridi, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, and Babar Azam have been nominated in various categories in ESPNCricinfo’s performances of the year awards for 2021.

Babar Azam’s exquisite century against South Africa in the first ODI at Centurion and Fakhar Zaman’s fierce 193 against South Africa at Johannesburg is amongst the nominations for the best ODI batting performance of the year.

Fawad’s century in the first Test against South Africa in Karachi and his century against the West Indies in the second Test at Kingston has been nominated in the category.

Hasan Ali’s magical five-wicket haul against South Africa in the second Test at Rawalpindi, Shaheen’s 6-for in the second Test against West Indies, and Sajid Khan’s magnificent 8-wicket haul against Bangladesh in the second Test at Mirpur have been nominated in the best Test bowling performance of 2021.

Test Batting Performance of the Year:

Player Performance Match
Rishabh Pant 89* vs Australia 4th Test, Brisbane
Joe Root 228 vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Galle
Fawad Alam 109 vs South Africa 1st Test, Karachi
Kyle Mayers 210* vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Chattogram
Rohit Sharma 161 vs England 2nd Test, Chennai
Devon Conway 200 vs England 1st Test, Lord’s
Fawad Alam 124* vs West Indies 2nd Test, Kingston
Joe Root 109 vs India 1st Test, Nottingham
Kl Rahul 129 vs England 2nd Test, Lord’s
Rohit Sharma 127 vs England 4th Test, The Oval

Test Bowling Performance of the Year:

Player Performance Match
Hasan Ali 5/60 vs South Africa 2nd Test, Rawalpindi
Tim Southee 6/43 vs England 1st Test, Lord’s
Kyle Jamieson 5/31 vs India WTC Final, Southampton
Shaheen Afridi 6/51 vs West Indies 2nd Test, Kingston
James Anderson 3/6 vs India 3rd Test, Leeds
Tim Southee 5/69 vs India 1st Test, Kanpur
Ajaz Patel 10/119 vs India 2nd Test, Mumbai
Sajid Khan 8/42 vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Mirpur
Scott Boland 6/7 vs England 3rd Test, Melbourne
Mohammed Shami 5/44 vs South Africa 1st Test, Centurion

ODI Batting Performance of the Year:

Player Performance Match
Tom Latham 110* vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI, Christchurch
Ben Stokes 99 vs India 2nd ODI, Pune
Sam Curran 95* vs India 3rd ODI, Pune
Babar Azam 103 vs South Africa 1st ODI, Centurion
Fakhar Zaman 193 vs South Africa 2nd ODI, Johannesburg
Mushfiqur Rahim 125 vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Dhaka
Andy Balbirnie 102 vs South Africa 2nd ODI, Dublin
James Vince 102 vs Pakistan 3rd ODI, Birmingham
Deepak Chahar 69* vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Colombo
Janneman Malan 121 vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Colombo

ODI Bowling Performance of the Year:

Player Performance Match
Shakib Al Hasan 4/8 vs West Indies 1st ODI, Mirpur
Trent Boult 4/27 vs Bangladesh 1st ODI, Dunedin
Prasidh Krishna 4/54 vs England 1st ODI, Pune
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4/30 vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, Mirpur
Dushmantha Chameera 5/16 vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI, Mirpur
Chris Woakes 4/18 vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street
Sam Curran 5/48 vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, The Oval
Saqib Mahmood 4/42 vs Pakistan 1st ODI, Cardiff
Mitchell Starc 5/48 vs West Indies 1st ODI, Bridgetown
Tabraiz Shamsi 5/49 vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Colombo

Fawad Alam has been nominated twice in the best Test batting performance of the year while Hasan, Shaheen, and Sajid have been nominated in the best Test bowling performance category. Opener Fakhar Zaman and Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, have been nominated for the best ODI batting performance of the year.