Cape Town - Four bowlers and a wicketkeeper were named as the South African Cricket Annual’s
Cricketers of the Year in the publication which was released on Thursday.
bowlers Sisanda Magala and Hardus Viljoen, spinners Dane Piedt and Tabraiz
Shamsi and wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas joined a long list of outstanding
players who have been honoured by the authoritative publication, now in its
contrast to the official Cricket South Africa awards, players can only be named
once by the Annual.
was a stalwart for the Warriors in domestic cricket, bowling consistently in
all three formats of the game, taking a total of 57 wickets and earning a
call-up to the South Africa A team.
whole-hearted efforts brought him 47 wickets in the Sunfoil Series four-day
competition, the most by any bowler, and a first Test cap in the third Test
Piedt completed a successful comeback from a serious shoulder injury, suffered
at the start of the previous season, to establish himself as the first-choice
spinner in the Standard Bank Test side.
wrist spinner Shamsi bamboozled batsmen in South Africa and played in both the
Indian and Caribbean Premier Leagues before making a successful debut for the
Proteas in a one-day tournament in the West Indies.
earned five Test caps as South Africa’s Test wicketkeeper in difficult
circumstances in Bangladesh and India before showing his character by topping
the Sunfoil Series batting averages with 761 runs at an average of 69.18,
gaining a further Test cap when Quinton de Kock was injured during the series
680-page South African Cricket Annual, which features South African Cricketer
of the Year Kagiso Rabada on the cover, is edited by journalist and broadcaster
Colin Bryden. It provides a full record of all representative cricket played
under the auspices of Cricket South Africa, from international to Under-13
level, as well as feature articles on subjects including transformation and the
Gulam Bodi corruption case.
as one of the best publications of its type in the world, it will be available
for purchase through Cricket South Africa’s office. Fans interested in
acquiring a copy of the annual can contact 011 880 2810. .