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Ellyse Perry named ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade

28 December 2020

Sydney Sixers WBBL captain Ellyse Perry was awarded the ICC Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award as Female Cricketer of the Decade on Monday night.

Ellyse Perry has been recognised by the International Cricket Council as the best female cricketer over the past decade.

Perry won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award as Female Cricketer of the Decade and was subsequently named the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade as well as the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade.

During the past 10 years, Perry scored 4,349 runs and took 213 wickets across all three formats of international cricket – Test, One-Day and T20.

Perry was also part of the Australian squad that won the 2013 ICC Women’s One-Day Cricket World Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020. She won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for leading Women’s Cricketer in 2017 and 2019.

Two-time BBL champion with the Sixers Steve Smith was named the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade after being included in the best Test XI for the past 10 years on Sunday. He was also nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award as ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade won by India's Virat Kohli.

Australian left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who rejoins the Sixers in BBL|10, was selected in the Men’s ODI Team of the Decade and one of seven nominated for Player of the Decade in that format.

Perry and Sixers super star wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy were both named in the Women’s One-Day and T20 International Teams of the Decade.

Healy was nominated for the Women's T20 Cricketer of the Decade. 

Sixers South African allrounders Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk were also recognised in the Women’s One-Day Team of the Decade.

The ICC Awards of The Decade that recognise the best players across Cricket over the past 10 years, invited fans to vote for the first time by selecting the winners across categories including the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, which celebrate the best overall player from the men’s and women’s game over the past decade.

Fans from across the world provided 100% of the vote for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade, from a list of the past winners since 2011. More than 1.5 million fans from across the globe participated casting 5.3 million votes.

The nominees for each of the categories had been determined by the Awards Nominations Committee according to on-field performances and overall achievements for at least five years during the period.

The list includes journalists, statisticians, analysts and former cricketers, and broadcasters from all across the globe such as: Alan Wilkins, Alison Mitchell, Athar Ali Khan, Azad Majumder, Benedict Bermange, Dan Brettig, Danny Morrison, Daren Ganga, Emal Pasarly, Ian Bishop, Ian Callender, Ian Smith, Isobel Joyce, Julian Guyer, Lawrence Booth, Lesley Murdoch, Lisa Sthalekar, Mark Geenty, Mehluli Sibanda, Mohammad Isam, Natalie Germanos, Neeru Bhatia, Neil Manthorp, Paul Radley, Peter Della Penna, Peter Lalor, Ramiz Raja, Rex Clementine, Rizwan Ali, Russel Arnold, Saadi Thawfeeq, Sambit Bal, Shahid Hashmi, Sharda Ugra, Shaun Pollock, Stephon Nicholas, Tim Cutler and VVS Laxman. Furthermore, Anjum Chopra, Snehal Pradhan and Isabelle Westbury voted for individual categories but did not vote for any of the ICC Teams of the Decade categories.

 

Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period –

R Ashwin (India)

Virat Kohli (India) – Winner

Joe Root (England)

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Steve Smith (Australia)

AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period.

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

Meg Lanning (Australia)

Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner

Mithali Raj (India)

Sarah Taylor (England)

Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period

James Anderson (England)

Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

Virat Kohli (India)

Joe Root (England)

Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

Steve Smith (Australia) – Winner

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period

MS Dhoni (India)

Virat Kohli (India) – Winner

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Rohit Sharma (India)

Mitchell Starc (Australia)

AB de Villiers (South Africa)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

Jhulan Goswami (India)

Meg Lanning (Australia)

Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner

Mithali Raj (India)

Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period

Aaron Finch (Australia)

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – Winner

Virat Kohli (India)

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Rohit Sharma (India)

Imran Tahir (South Africa)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period

Sophie Devine (New Zealand)

Deandra Dottin (West Indies)

Alyssa Healy (Australia)

Meg Lanning (Australia)

Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Winner

Anya Shrubsole (England)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade – an action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket.

2011 Winner – MS Dhoni (India)

2012 Winner – Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

2013 Winner – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

2014 Winner – Katherine Brunt (England)

2015 Winner – Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

2016 Winner – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)

2017 Winner – Anya Shrubsole (England)

2018 Winner – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

2019 Winner – Virat Kohli (India)

 

Teams of the Decade (TOTD) compiled by the Voting Academy of journalists and broadcasters for the following five formats are:

ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade:

Alastair Cook (ENG)

David Warner (AUS)

Kane Williamson (NZ)

Virat Kohli (IND) ©

Steve Smith (AUS)

Kumar Sangakarra (wk) (SRI)

Ben Stokes (ENG)

Ravi Ashwin (IND)

Dale Steyn (RSA)

Stuart Broad (ENG)

James Anderson (ENG)

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade:

Rohit Sharma (IND)

David Warner (AUS)

Virat Kohli (IND)

AB de Villiers (RSA)

Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)

MS Dhoni (IND) (wk) ©

Ben Stokes (ENG)

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

Trent Boult (NZ)

Imran Tahir (RSA)

Lasith Malinga (SRI)

ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade:

Alyssa Healy (AUS)

Suzie Bates (NZ)

Mithali Raj (IND)

Meg Lanning (AUS) ©

Stafanie Taylor (WI)

Sarah Taylor (wk) (ENG)

Ellyse Perry (AUS)

Dane van Niekerk (RSA)

Marizanne Kapp (RSA)

Jhulan Goswami (IND)

Anisa Mohammed (WI)

ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade:

Rohit Sharma (IND)

Chris Gayle (WI)

Aaron Finch (AUS)

Virat Kohli (IND)

AB de Villiers (RSA)

Glenn Maxwell (AUS)

MS Dhoni (IND) © (wk)

Kieron Pollard (WI)

Rashid Khan (AFG)

Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

Lasith Malinga (SRI)

ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Decade:

Alyssa Healy (AUS) (wk)

Sophie Devine (NZ)

Suzie Bates (IND)

Meg Lanning (AUS) ©

Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)

Stafanie Taylor (WI)

Deandra Dottin (WI)

Ellyse Perry (AUS)

Anya Shrubsole (ENG)

Megan Schutt (AUS)

Poonam Yadav (IND)