The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Fatima Sana of Pakistan as the Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2021 in women’s international cricket as part of the 2021 edition of the ICC Awards.
The ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year is given to the best overall performer in men’s and women’s international cricket who is under the age of 26 and has played a maximum of 5 Tests, 10 ODIs, and 5 T20Is prior to the performance period, which runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021.
Fatima Sana, a 20-year-old Pakistani pacer, had a strong 2021 season. Because of her all-around excellence, she became an important member of Pakistan’s ODI and T20I teams.
Apart from performing at home, Sana traveled to Bangladesh, the West Indies, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, putting up outstanding all-around performances in each of these countries. In the 11 matches she played against the West Indies, she took 18 of her 24 wickets. She also had remarkable scores of 28, 22, and 17* as a low order hitter, batting at number 8 against strong sides like the West Indies, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, respectively.
In response to her honor, “I am ecstatic to accept this prize,” Fatima Sana stated. As a young player, receiving such recognition at the outset of my international career is a huge lift, and I owe it to the PCB, my teammates, and the ICC.