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BCCI awards – Shubman Gill and Deepti Sharma named worldwide cricketers of 2022-23

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Shubman Gill and Deepti Sharma have gained the BCCI awards for finest males’s and ladies’s worldwide cricketers of 2022-23. Gill gained the lads’s award, named after the previous India captain Polly Umrigar, for the primary time in his profession, whereas Deepti gained the ladies’s award for the second time – she additionally gained it for the 2019-20 season.
Gill made the step up from thrilling prospect to worldwide celebrity in 2022-23 (the award timeframe runs from October 1 to September 30), having fun with unbelievable returns with the bat significantly in ODIs, wherein he scored a world-leading tally of 1418 runs at a median of 64.45, with 5 a whole bunch together with a double-century towards New Zealand in Hyderabad. In the identical interval, Gill additionally scored 387 runs at 35.18 in seven Checks, and 304 runs at a strike charge of 146.85 in 11 T20Is.
Deepti, in the meantime, was a key member of an India facet that gained the Ladies’s Asia Cup and the Asian Video games gold medal in a 12 months full of T20I motion. The offspinner picked up 38 wickets – the fifth-most in the world within the award interval, and essentially the most by a bowler from a Full Member nation – in T20Is at a median of 14.81 and an financial system charge of 5.71, whereas additionally contributing 313 runs with the bat, together with two half-centuries, at a median of 28.45. Deepti solely performed three ODIs and no Checks within the award interval, however carried her type right into a triumphant 2023-24 residence season, taking 11 wickets at 10.81 and scoring 165 runs at 55.00 as India beat England and Australia in one-off Checks in Mumbai.

Shastri wins lifetime achievement award

Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri, in the meantime, has been bestowed the BCCI’s lifetime achievement award. A flexible batter who performed a number of roles by way of his profession – he had a very spectacular record as opener outside Asia – and an correct left-arm fingerspinner, he completed with 3830 Take a look at runs at a median of 35.79 and 151 wickets at 40.96.

After knee accidents ended his taking part in profession when he was nonetheless solely in his early 30s, Shastri moved effortlessly into TV commentary, the place he established himself as an incisive voice with a distinctively punchy method of calling large moments. Whereas he solely acquired to captain India in certainly one of his 80 Checks, he acquired a wider canvas to specific his abilities as a tactician and man-manager as coach: his stints on the helm of India’s males’s group from 2014 to 2016 and 2017 to 2021 coincided with their rise as an all-formats, all-conditions drive. Beneath him India grew to become a near-invincible Take a look at group at residence and achieved unprecedented ranges of competitiveness away from residence, most memorably profitable two successive collection in Australia in 2018-19 and 2020-21.


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