Maharaj, Khaka win big at Cricket SA awards

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Keshav Maharaj and Ayabonga Khaka were named the 2021/22 Cricketers of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) virtual awards ceremony which was held on Sunday evening. 

Maharaj and Khaka were also voted as favourites by their teammates to claim the respective Players’ Player of the Year award. 

In the men’s awards, other winners included Kagiso Rabada, who was named the Test Player of the Year, Aiden Markram was named the T20 International Player of the Year, and Janneman Malan who was named the One-Day International Player of the Year.

Marco Jansen was named the International Newcomer of the Year and Mitchell van Buuren named the Domestic Newcomer of the Season. 

Notable winners from the women’s categories were Lizelle Lee (Women's T20 International Player of the Year) and Laura Wolvaardt (Women's One-Day International Player of the Year).

The SA Fans’ Player of the Year went to David Miller. With all voting done on the CSA App, Miller was the fan’s favourite after an explosive white-ball season.

On the domestic front, Sisanda Magala was the biggest winner of the night, taking home three awards. 

Magala won the Division 1 One-Day Cup Player of the Season, Domestic Players' Player of the Season, and the SACA Most Valuable Player Award.

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