England all-rounder Nat Sciver has been honoured with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 26, 2023 21:20 IST
Nat Sciver has been named the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year. (AP/PTI Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: England all-rounder Nat Sciver has bagged the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year after her consistent performances.
Sciver defeated India’s Smriti Mandhana, New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr, and Australia’s Beth Mooney to win the honours.
Sciver scored 1346 runs and took 22 wickets from 33 matches for England in 2022. The all-rounder has also been named the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, having scored 833 runs at an average of just a touch under 60 and at a strike rate of 91.43.
The 30-year-old stood tall in big moments as she produced jaw-dropping knocks during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 and finished as the tournament’s third-highest scorer. Sciver was also the key to England in its qualification for the final.
During the final against eventual champions Australia, Sciver finished with 148 not out in just 121 balls. Meanwhile, in Test cricket, the England cricketer stood out with her 169 not out against South Africa. Sciver also took a career-best 4/59 against South Africa.
“I’ve been really happy with my form this year,” Sciver said. “It’s weird to think that the World Cup was this year too. The two centuries in the World Cup were really special, and the Test match innings against South Africa was brilliant too.
“As cricketers we are perfectionists and often remember the negative things that have happened so it’s hard to remember all the good things but there have been some great memories and highlights.”
Sciver has recently been re-named as England’s vice-captain and will be part of the T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa.