Nominees for ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023 revealed

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India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, a two-time recipient in 2016, emerges as a contender for the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year for the third time, securing a nomination in 2021.

His pivotal role in India’s journey to the World Test Championship 2021-23 Final and exceptional performances, including a record-breaking 25 wickets against Australia, highlight his nomination.

Despite not featuring in the WTC23 Final, Ashwin’s subsequent return against West Indies showcased his undeniable impact with 12 wickets, a fifty, and three wickets in the following match.

Travis Head, Australia’s formidable batsman, earns a nomination with a stellar 2023, winning the World Test Championship, the Ashes, and the World Cup.

Head’s outstanding form, including a crucial century in the WTC23 Final against India, solidifies his candidacy. With notable contributions against England and Pakistan, Head’s consistent run-scoring proves pivotal for Australia.

Usman Khawaja, the left-handed Australian opener, secures a consecutive nomination, amassing an impressive 1210 runs in 13 matches. His standout performances against South Africa, India, and England, including centuries against South Africa and England in the Ashes, contribute to his strong candidacy.

Joe Root, England’s captain, seeks his second ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year award, showcasing stellar form with the bat and contributing as a handy bowler. Root’s notable performances, including a remarkable 153 against New Zealand and crucial contributions in the Ashes series, position him as a strong contender.

These four cricketers, each with remarkable achievements and performances throughout 2023, now await the final decision for the prestigious ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year award.

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