The South Africa Cricketers’ Association’s unique MVP scoring system will be used to determine the winners of the SA20 player awards.
There have been some standout performances in the inaugural season, with more expected as the SA20 enters its business end.
Faf du Plessis (369) of the Joburg Super Kings and Heinrich Klaasen (363) of Durban’s Super Giants top the run-scorer’s list while the Pretoria Capitals’ Anrich Nortje leads the wickets chart with 15.
All award winners will be announced after the final at the Wanderers on Saturday, 11 February.
Player of the Season
Saca’s unique MVP scoring system will be used to determine the winner. The system takes into account a range of factors, including batting, bowling, fielding, captaincy, Man of the Match awards and even being on the winning team, in calculating the eventual Player of the Season winner.
Batter of the season
This award will be unlike any other regular batting prize where the leading run-scorer is customarily the winner. Instead, the winner of this award will be determined by filtering the Saca MVP scoring system for batting performances including runs scored, percentage of team’s runs scored, strike rate and milestones achieved.
Bowler of the season
Similar to the batting award, the bowling award will be determined by filtering the SACA MVP scoring system for bowling performances including wickets taken – top order wickets count more, runs conceded, milestones and economy rate.
2023 Rising Star
Only players under 25 years old on 10 January 2023 will be in contention for this award. The winner will be the highest-ranked player on the Saca MVP scoring system who meets the aforesaid age-criteria.
Spirit of Cricket
The SA20 match officials (match referees and umpires) have scored each team on a game-to-game basis taking into account the spirit of the game, respect to opposition, respect to umpires and respect for laws of the game. The highest-ranked team/s will be the winner/s of this award.
Groundsman of the Season
This award will be won by the groundsman who receives the highest score for the preparation of his ground. Each ground is scored on a game-to-game basis by the SA20 match referee on the quality of the pitch and outfield conditions and its suitability to the T20 format.