The ICC on Tuesday announced the nominees for the ICC Player of the Month Award for the month of May to recognize & appreciate the best performances from both the male & female cricketers across all formats of International Cricket.
Among the Men’s nominees, all the players are from Pakistan & Bangladesh named Hasan Ali, Parveen Jayawickrama & Mushfiqur Rahman. In the month of May, Pakistan’s Hasan Ali played two test matches against Zimbabwe in which he scalped 14 wickets & thus got a spot in the ICC Player of the Month Nominees.
From Sri Lanka, debutant Praveen Jayawickrama played one test against Bangladesh & scalped 11 wickets at an economy rate of 16.11. He guided Sri Lanka to victory in the second test, by showing outwardly performance with the ball on his test debut. Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is also one of the nominees of the ICC Player of the Month Award. He played one test & three ODIs against Sri Lanka & helped Bangladesh to win the ODI series by scoring 125 runs in the second ODI.
For the ICC Women’s Player of the Month Awards, the nominees are Kathryn Bryce, Gaby Lewis & Leah Paul. Kathryn Bryce is the first player from the Scotland male or female squad to grab a spot in the top 10 batting or bowling lists in the ICC players Rankings which is released recently. Kathryn played four T20Is against Ireland in which he scored 96 runs & scalped five wickets of an economy rate of 4.76
Another nominee of the ICC Women’s Player of the Month Award is Gaby Lewis from Ireland’s squad who has played four T20Is against Scotland & scored 116 runs at an average of 29.00 with a strike rate of 116.00. She became the leading run-scorer in Scotland vs. Ireland T20I series by scoring 47 runs in the second match & 49 runs in the fourth T20I. Gaby’s teammate Leah Paul who is the third nominee of the ICC Player of the Month Award has scalped 9 wickets at a 4.44 economy rate against Scotland. And thereby become the leading wicket-taker in the T20I series between Ireland & Scotland.
Fans can log in to ICC’s Official Website to vote for their favorite player & make them the wines of the ICC Players of the Month award for May.
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