Ellyse Perry has won the International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s awards for the best female players of the decade

Australia’s superstar all-rounder was named the best female player of the decade and received the Twenty20 and one-day international awards given by the cricket rooftop

Perry scored 4349 international runs and took 213 wickets as Australia won four Twenty20 world championships and one over 50 world championship in that decade

Steve Smith was named the Men’s Testplayer of the Decade, reaffirming his brilliance during an unusually lean run with the bat

The former Australian captain received the award the same day he was sacked for a single-digit score for the third time this summer against India

The voting period (1 January 2011 to 7 October 2020), however, started after its first use on the test site in 2010 and did not include the current series, meaning it includes all but six of its 75 tests

In that time he has all of his 26 test centuries, 28 of his 29 fifties with 7040 runs scored at an average of 6579

He had the fifth most test runs in the voting phase – behind England’s Joe Root and Alistair Cook, teammate David Warner and Indian captain Virat Kohli – but his average was by far the highest of the competition

Smith missed a full year of his heyday due to the 12-month ban given him and Warner for ball tampering in Cape Town, meaning he took 69 tests in that time, compared to 97 for Root and Cook

The women’s game was not given a trial award as they weren’t playing enough of the longest format, but Perry would likely have been at the top of the queue if it had been won

In six tests during the voting period, Perry scored a double century, a century and two fifties among her 573 runs with an average of 11460. She also took 26 wickets with 1673

Kohli was named Best Male Player of the Decade and also picked up the ODI gong, while Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan was named Best Male Twenty20 Player of the Decade

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World News – AU – Ellyse Perry wins the ICC award for Woman’s Player of the Decade, Steve Smith receives the test honor for men

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/ellyse-perry-sweeps-icc-awards-as-player-of-the-decade/13018112