After a gap of four years, the annual award ceremony of the Indian Cricket Board concluded in Hyderabad on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The star performers in the Indian cricketing circle at all levels were felicitated and awarded for their excellent contributions at all levels of the game.
Meanwhile, the young Indian opener Shubman Gil won the award for the ‘Best International Cricketer’ in the calendar year of 2022-23. He scored 2154 international runs in the 52 innings of the 48 matches he played across all the formats. He scored these runs with an amazing average of 46.82, including 7 centuries and 10 half-centuries across the formats.
Apart from this, Shubman Gill also finished the calendar year of 2023 as the leading run-scorer in the ODI format, scoring 1584 runs in 29 innings of the 29 matches he played. The 24-year-old had an outstanding ODI average of 63.36 throughout the entire calendar year of 2023, scoring 5 centuries and 9 half-centuries.
Gill was one of the star performers with the bat for India at the highest level of the game, making an impact across all the formats.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Bags Award for Best International Debut
Besides Shubman Gill, the young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal who left an impact with his impressive debut against West Indies last year, won the award for the Best International Debut in the cricketing season of 2022-23.
Jaiswal was quite impressive with the bat last year, especially in the Test format; he scored 288 runs in five innings of the three Tests, with a commendable average of 57.60, hitting a century and a half-century.
Other than Tests, he also featured for India in 15 T20Is; batting in 14 innings of these 15 matches, the young Southpaw scored 430 runs with a very good average of 33.7, hitting a century and 3 half-centuries with the bat.
Speaking of other awards, Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, and Shreyas Iyer also won the awards for Best International Debut in the calendar years, 2019, 2020, and 2021 respectively.