Final Up to date: January 26, 2023, 15:57 IST
New Delhi: England all-rounder Nat Sciver’s consistency throughout all three codecs has seen her win the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Girls’s Cricketer of the 12 months 2022. She turns into the third England participant to win the honour after Charlotte Edwards (2008) and Claire Taylor (2009).
The three different nominees for the award have been India’s left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana, who had gained the award in 2021 and 2018, other than New Zealand’s leg-spin all-rounder Amelia Kerr and Australia’s left-handed opener Beth Mooney.
In complete, Nat, the seam-bowling all-rounder, hit 1346 runs and took 22 wickets in 33 matches throughout all codecs within the 12 months, captaining England for a lot of her facet’s residence summer time as captain Heather Knight was out as a consequence of a hip damage which wanted surgical procedure. Earlier, within the day, she had gained ICC Girls’s ODI Participant of the 12 months award for 2022.
“I’ve been actually pleased with my type this 12 months. “It’s bizarre to assume that the World Cup was this 12 months too. The 2 centuries within the World Cup have been actually particular, and the Check match innings towards South Africa was sensible too.”
“As cricketers we’re perfectionists and sometimes keep in mind the unfavourable issues which have occurred so it’s arduous to recollect all the great issues however there have been some nice reminiscences and highlights,” mentioned Nat after selecting up one more award for her 2022 performances – the England PCA Participant of the 12 months Award.
A exceptional Girls’s ODI World Cup marketing campaign noticed her rating two gorgeous rearguard centuries in shedding battles towards Australia within the league stage and remaining. In England’s first match of the match, Sciver scored an unbeaten 109 from 85 balls as they fell 12 runs wanting their goal of 311.
Then, within the remaining, Sciver hit a exceptional 148 not out off 121 balls as England once more tried to chase a mammoth complete of 356. Nat walked in with England in a spot of hassle at 38/2 and remained there till the top, unsettling the bowlers along with her eye-catchy strokes. The all-rounder hit 15 fours and a six in her knock that would have led her facet to World Cup glory if not for shedding companions on the different finish.
She completed third within the general run charts for the match, behind Alyssa and Rachael Haynes, however recorded a greater common than Australia duo. In complete, Nat scored 833 runs in 50-over cricket at a median of almost 60, and even scalped career-best figures of 4/59 towards South Africa.
If her exploits through the World Cup weren’t sufficient, Nat returned from a brief break to handle her psychological well being in December to assist England document a 3-Zero collection sweep over the West Indies within the Caribbean. Throughout that collection she scored knocks of 90 and 85 to unsurprisingly end because the main run-scorer for the collection with an attention grabbing 180 runs at a median of 60.
Her Check stats have been virtually as spectacular, as she scored 242 throughout three innings of England’s two Exams towards Australia and South Africa. A second-innings half-century in Canberra virtually noticed England declare an historic win over Australia, whereas an unbeaten 169 towards South Africa at Taunton noticed her being named as Participant-of-the-match.
In 14 T20Is, together with within the inaugural Girls’s T20 occasion at Commonwealth Video games match in Birmingham, Nat netted 271 runs at a median of almost 27.
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