August 9, 2022
ICC Player of the Month Award: Renuka Singh among the nominees for July


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended England’s Jonny Bairstow, Sri Lankan spin sensation Prabhat Jayasuriya and France’s record-breaking star Gustav McCann from men’s cricket and England’s Nat Sciver and Emma Lamb and India’s Renuka Singh from women’s cricket for the July edition. nominated for. ‘Player of the Month’ award.

The ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June, Jonny Bairstow, has been named once again after a stellar performance at the crease for England, while Sri Lanka’s Test debut and spin maestro Prabhat Jayasuriya finds himself in the shortlist for the first time. Completing the men’s lineup for July is France’s record-breaking teen star Gustave McConne.

Nat Sciver is no stranger to being nominated for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award, and her second consecutive appearance on the shortlist follows her outstanding performances in ODIs and T20I series against South Africa. England’s Emma Lamb enjoyed a very successful month with bat and ball and was named on the shortlist complete with dangerous India seamer Renuka Singh.

The winner of the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for June, Bairstow continued with a stellar performance across multiple formats in July. He reiterated his stellar form with the bat during his side’s final Test performance with India at Edgbaston, scoring 106 and 114 to claim another historic Test win and more 2 against the odds during the final day’s play. -2 sealed the series draw. His remarkable exploits with the bat during his side’s white-ball series against South Africa, which included 90 off 53 balls in the first T20I, cemented his claim of winning a second consecutive prize for July.

Sri Lanka’s Jayasuriya made a sensational start to his Test career in July, taking 29 wickets in three matches at an average of 20.37 against formidable opposition. Coming into the team after a 10-wicket loss to Australia, Jayasuriya pulled through the touring line-up in the second Test, claiming six for 118 and claiming six for 59. This proved to be the start of his illustrious month, the latter being crowned ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July with nine wickets and eight wickets in the next two Tests against Pakistan.

Very few cricketers will enjoy the exciting start of their international careers as France’s teenage star McCon. The 18-year-old record set was broken during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Sub Regional Europe B qualifiers in Finland, as he became the first player in his first four T20Is to record four consecutive half-centuries, two of which were converted scores. In centuries against Switzerland (109) and Norway (101). McCon shined for France as a whole, scoring 377 runs in five T20I matches at an average of 75.40 and a very impressive strike rate of 164.62.

Leading the line for England at the top of the order, Lamb was instrumental in propelling his side to a 3-0 ODI series against South Africa in July. Lamb finished the series as the leading run-scorer with two more half-centuries, registering an impressive score of 102 in the first performance at Northampton. The England all-rounder displayed his bowling brilliance in the third ODI at Leicester, taking crucial wickets of opposition captain Sune Luce and the ever-dangerous Marijane Cup.

Nominated for the second consecutive month, and for the third time in four months, Sciver remains a driving force for England. His significant contributions with both bat and ball enabled his side to register a 3-0 series win against South Africa in both ODI and T20I series in July. Among his outstanding performances was a score of four for 59 in the first ODI, which restricted the tourists to a less-than-par score, before 55 off 36 balls laid the foundation for a pace-building victory for them. Tone set. Successful month of the party.

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Singh celebrated her first nomination for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award by having a wonderful month with the ball. The joint-leading wicket-taker in her side’s ODI series in Sri Lanka with seven wickets at an excellent average of 12.85, she enjoyed India’s dazzling start to Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham. His exceptional individual performance during the month was arguably the way he demolished Australia’s top order in his opening match, claiming four wickets for 18 runs, only to have his team thwarted in dramatic fashion by Australia’s lower order. Gone.

An independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world can now vote to decide the winners, which will be announced next week. Fans registered at ICC-cricket.com/awards are invited to cast their vote by Saturday.

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