ICC Awards: The ICC on Monday announced Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce & Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim as the winners for the ICC player of the Month Award for May.
The All-rounder Kathryn Bryce from Scotland is deservingly awarded as the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for May 2021 as she is the first player from Scotland, to be nominated in the top 10 of the batting or bowling players’ lists in the ICC Player Rankings released recently. Kathryn played four T20Is against Ireland in which she scored a blistering 96 runs & scalped 5 wickets with an economy rate of 4.76 in the month of May.
Appreciating Kathryn’s performance, Ramiz Raja who represents the ICC Voting Academy said, “Kathryn’s all-rounder performance came through in a series that her team lost. She batted with flair & bowled well too & very well she deserved to be the player of the month for the month of May”.
From the Bangladesh squad, Mushfiqur Rahim was is awarded as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for May 2021. Mushfiqur Rahim played one test match & three ODIs against Sri Lanka in the month of May, where he helped Bangladesh to clinch their first ODI series against Sri Lanka by scoring a blistering 125 runs in the second ODI.
Commenting on Rahim’s remarkable performance in the month of May, VVS Laxman who represented the ICC Voting Academy said, “Even after 15 years of being at the highest position in the squad, Mushfiqur Rahim has not lost his hunger for scoring runs. He was at his best in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, he was consistent with 125 runs being the highlight of his stupendous knock in the second match which helped Bangladesh to seal a 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. What made his feat more notable was that it was Bangladesh’s first-ever ODI series victory against the Sr-Lanka. To boost the middle order & don the wicket-keeping gloves speaks volumes of his fitness & skills”.
The ICC releases the player of the month award to recognize & celebrate the best performances from both men’s & women’s cricket across all the forms of International Cricket throughout the year.
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