T20 World Cup Stars Named Player of Month Nominees

T20 World Cup Stars Named Player of Month Nominees

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the nominees for the prestigious ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for June 2024.

The shortlist includes three outstanding performers who excelled during the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Afghanistan’s Gurbaz Lights Up the Tournament

Leading the contenders is Afghanistan’s rising star, Rahmanullah Gurbaz. The young opener played a pivotal role in his nation’s historic run to the T20 World Cup semi-finals, marking a first for the Afghan cricket team.

Gurbaz dominated the batting charts, finishing as the tournament’s leading run-scorer with an impressive 281 runs. His consistency was evident in his average of 35.12 and a strike rate of 124.33.

Key contributions, such as his 80 against New Zealand and 60 against Australia, were instrumental in securing crucial victories for Afghanistan.

Sharma Leads from the Front with Bat and Captaincy

India’s victorious captain, Rohit Sharma, is also on the list. His astute leadership guided India to their first ICC trophy in over a decade. Sharma’s batting prowess was equally remarkable, finishing as the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer with 257 runs at a blistering strike rate of 156.71 and a solid average of 36.71.

Sharma’s big-match temperament shone through with match-defining performances against Australia (92 off 41) and England (57 off 39) in the knockout stages.

His composed captaincy during the crucial second innings of the final against South Africa further solidified his impact on India’s historic win.

Bumrah: The Unrelenting Force with the Ball

Jasprit Bumrah, India’s pace spearhead, emerged as a bowling mainstay for his team. The right-arm fast bowler consistently delivered, dismantling batting lineups throughout the tournament.

From the high-octane clash against Pakistan to the nerve-wracking final against South Africa, Bumrah proved his worth by picking up 15 wickets at an astounding average of 8.26 and an economical rate of just 4.17 runs per over.

His exceptional performances not only earned him the Player of the Tournament award but also secured a nomination for the coveted Player of the Month accolade.

With three exceptional performers vying for the prestigious award, the race for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June 2024 promises to be a close one.