The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced its Player of the Month nominees for November amongst the full-time and associate member playing nations. Nominees for both, Men’s and Women’s Cricket have been announced and the results will be declared after a deliberate voting process. While England dominated the nominees in men’s cricket, it was interesting to find out the associate member nominees in women’s cricket.
England’s World Cup-winning skipper Jos Buttler is undisputedly the strongest contender in the fray after an impressive performance in the championship to take his side through and lift the title for the second time. Alongside Buttler, his leg-spinning counterpart Adil Rashid has also been nominated after his stunning performance in the concluding stages of the World Cup. Pakistani paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi has also reserved a spot after his breathtaking bowling display to emerge as the contingent’s leading wicket-taker at the marquee event.
In Women’s cricket, we witnessed maiden nominations for all three athletes. Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen has stormed into the fray for the first time after a decisive performance against Ireland. On the other end, Ireland’s Gaby Lewis was also named for her heroics in batting against Pakistan. Thailand’s Nattankan Chantnam has also been included after her marvelous stint against the Netherlands.
ICC Men’s Player of the Month Nominees for November
- Jos Buttler, England
Jos Buttler stands as the favorite on the list after he smashed a couple of vital knocks including a 73 against New Zealand and 80 against India in the semifinal.
2. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been terrific in the T-20 World Cup as he chipped in 10 wickets with a stupendous average of 7.30.
3. Adil Rashid, England
Adil Rashid has been decent for England in the T-20 World Cup in terms of wicket-taking but has been resilient in terms of a convincing economy of 5.70.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominees for November
- Sidra Ameen, Pakistan
Sidra Ameen is the most spectacular contender to seize the award. Ameen has smashed 277 runs in the three-match home ODI series against Ireland.
2. Natthakan Changham, Thailand
Natthakan Changham has been a splendid performer for Thailand against the Netherlands where she scored 267 runs in four matches.
3. Gaby Lewis, Ireland
Gaby Lewis has earned a name for herself by smashing a couple of stunning knocks of 69 and 71 against Pakistan.