ICC Announces May Nominees for Player of the Month Awards

ICC Announces May Nominees for Player of the Month Awards

PkRevenue.com – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the nominees for the prestigious ICC Player of the Month awards for May, highlighting exceptional performances from the cricketing world.

ICC Men’s Player of the Month Nominees

Three standout players from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies have been shortlisted:

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan):

Afridi, known for his remarkable fast bowling, secured ten wickets in five T20I matches during May. His impressive spells, including three consecutive three-wicket hauls, played a crucial role in Pakistan’s victories against Ireland and England.

Gudakesh Motie (West Indies):

Motie shone in the home series against South Africa, taking eight wickets across three matches. His exceptional performance, including two three-wicket hauls, led to a series sweep and earned him the Player of the Series award.

Lorcan Tucker (Ireland):

Tucker’s consistent batting saw him top-score for Ireland in multiple matches, including a crucial 73 against Pakistan. His performances were instrumental in Ireland’s preparations for the T20 World Cup, making him a strong contender for the award.

ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominees

Three exceptional women cricketers have been nominated, showcasing their skills in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in the UAE:

Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka):

Athapaththu, nominated for the second consecutive month, led Sri Lanka to qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024. She topped the run-scoring charts and delivered a stunning century in the final match against Scotland.

Kathryn Bryce (Scotland):

Bryce’s all-round performance was pivotal in Scotland’s historic qualification for their first women’s World Cup event. Her match-winning innings and career-best bowling figures in crucial games highlighted her significance.

Sophie Ecclestone (England):

Ecclestone, the top-ranked T20I and ODI bowler, demonstrated her prowess with consistent wicket-taking performances against Pakistan. Her contributions in both formats were key to England’s series triumphs.