ICC Associate cricketer of the year 2022 awards

ICC has announced emerging player of the year 2022 awards for both Men and Women’s cricketers.

For Men’s cricket the Namibian star Gerhard Erasmus has won the award for his superb performance for his team.

Gerhard Erasmus - Namibia

956 ODI runs at 56.23, strike rate 78.23. 12 wickets at 27.66, economy 4.04
306 T20I runs at 38.25, strike rate 122.40. 6 wickets at 18.50, economy 5.55

The 27-year-old came close to amassing 1000 ODI runs during the calendar year, a feat more impressive considering just eight of his 20 innings were in home conditions. He led Namibia to 13 wins from their 21 ODIs in the year, making a late push in the Cricket World Cup League 2 race.

On the T20I front, Erasmus continued to evolve in the power game. He made an unbeaten century against Uganda in a home T20I series, before making multiple contributions in his team’s historic T20I series win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

Namibia also began their T20 World Cup Campaign by winning Sri Lanka in the first game of the qualifies in which he took the team from 93/6 to 163/7. His contribution for his team through out the World Cup Campaign has been a wonderful journey.

For Women’s Cricket Esha Oza from UAE has won the ICC Associate cricketer of the year award.

Esha Oza - United Arab Emirates

675 T20I runs at 35.52, strike rate 134.19, average 35.52, two centuries, two fifties
15 T20I wickets at 15.40, economy 4.84

Prior to 2022, Oza had made just 463 T20I runs at 23.15, and a strike rate of 100.43. In 2022, the right-hander took it up a notch, making almost 700 runs across just 23 innings. It took until her 12th innings of the year to finally be dismissed for single figures.