Mitchell Starc won the Allan Border medal for the first time while, Ashleigh Gardener won the Belinda Clarke medal for the first time ever at the Cricket Australia Awards held on Saturday.
Mitchell starc also became the ODI player of the year beating Mitchell Marsh by just one vote. He became the fifth fast bowler after Mitchell Johnson, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, and Pat Cummins to receive the major in the 22-year old history of Cricket Australia Awards.
Mitchell Starc lost his way against the Indian side in the home series but done remarkably well in the recently concluded Ashes series. He picked up 19 wickets in the series with an excellent average of 25.36. He picked up 43 wickets in the calendar year with an average of 24 across all formats, which is 12 more than the second best.
Mitchell Marsh who took his team over the line in the ICC men’s T20 world cup final became the T20 player of the year. Travis Head bagged the test player of the year for his heroics in the recently concluded as a series against England and was also named as the domestic player of the year.
Justin Langer, the head coach who did all the hard work to win the maiden T20 title for Australia was included in the Hall of Fame alongside with Raelee Thompson, former women team captain.
Ashleigh Gardner won the Belinda Clark medal the margin of 7 votes over Beth Mooney. She was the third highest run getter and the fifth highest Wicket taker across all format. For the third consecutive time Alyssa Healy won the ODI cricketer of the year award while Beth Mooney was named as the T20 player of the year. Elyse Villani and Dracie Brown were named as the Domestic Player of the year.
List of 2022 Cricket Australia Award Winners
Allan Border Medalist – Michael Starc
Belinda Clark Award – Ashleigh Gardener
Test Player of the Year – Travis Head
Men’s ODI Player of the Year – Mitchell Starc
Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy
Men’s T20I Player of the Year – Mitchell Marsh
Women’s T20I Player of the Year – Beth Mooney
Men’s Domestic Cricketer of the Year – Travis Head
Women’s Domestic Cricketer of the Year -Elyse Vilanni
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Tim Ward
Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Dracie Brown
Community Impact Award: Zoe Cooke
Hall of Fame – Justin Langer and Raelee Thompson