Both Phoebe Litchfield and RachinRavindra win the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award

All-rounder of New Zealand cricket team RachinRavindra was a standout performer in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and played an important role in his team reaching the semi-finals once again. He smashed 578 runs, which was the most by anyone playing in their first World Cup, and he also took six wickets with his left arm spin bowling.
After winning the ICC emerging cricketer of the year award, Ravindra said, “It’s obviously a very special feeling. Whenever you are recognized by the ICC for something, it’s always special. Reflecting back, it has been a pretty whirlwind last year or so.
“Having the opportunity to play so much cricket in so many different environments has been really special. Congratulations to all the fellow nominees, all of whom had an incredible year and performed brilliantly.
On the other hand, Phoebe Litchfield had an impressive first year in ODI cricket, amassing 485 runs in 13 matches at an average of 53.88 and a strike rate of 81.92.
Phoebe Litchfield, after winning the award, said, “I’m thrilled to be named the ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year. It’s an honor to be nominated alongside incredible cricketers, and I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the award nominees.
“It’s been a massive year for women’s cricket, and the standard of all teams continues to rise, which is exciting for the future of our sport. Multi-format series away from home against England and India were massive challenges for our group, but we relished the opportunity.
“From a personal perspective, it’s also been pleasing that I’ve been able to put in some consistent performances and contribute to team success over the past 12 months.
“Thank you to everyone who voted in the awards; it’s been a memorable year, and I’m excited for what’s to come.”


Jan 24, 2024 10:44 AM