The International Cricket Council (ICC) will announce the best cricketers of the decade across all three formats as a one-off edition of their annual prize-giving ceremony.
There’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to stars to pick from, but we’d like to know who you’ve got your money on.
While the award winners will be announced later this month during an exhibition show broadcast on ICC digital channels, it’s never too early to speculate who might win and more importantly, who’s been snubbed.
Keep in mind, the nominees have been selected based on a sustained level of play lasting at least five years between January 1, 2011 and October 7, 2020.
Votes will be tallied according to a three, two, one system with a 90 per cent share coming from a pre-selected voting academy and a further ten per cent from fans. So who’s earned your three points over the last ten years?
ICC male cricketer of the decade This accolade is given to the best overall performer across all three cricketing formats in men’s international matches – Twenty-20s, ODIs and Tests. A lot of the names on this list aren’t surprising, but should some more recently retired cricketers been given the nod instead?
ICC female cricketer of the decade Likewise, this is handed out to the greatest overall women’s Twenty-20, ODI and Test player during international performances.
ICC men’s test cricketer of the decade For teams that have spent a substantial amount of time atop the ICC test rankings over the past decade, India only have one nominee, while South Africa received none.
ICC men’s ODI cricketer of the decade In a remarkable achievement, Virat Kohli received nominations across all forms of the game.
ICC women’s ODI cricketer of the decade It really is a golden era for cricket as five nominees are current players in the top-ten ICC ODI batters or bowlers in the world.
ICC men’s T20I cricketer of the decade A notable omission from this list of nominees is Australian 20-over star David Warner. Should he feel hard done by?
ICC women’s T20I cricketer of the decade Notably, both Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning were nominated for all of the awards in this list.
If you want your say to count towards the players of the decades results, cast your vote here before December 16.