Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali, Sri Lankan spinner Praveen Jayavikram and Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim for the best men’s player of the month.
At the same time, the ICC has nominated Catherine Bryce of Scotland, Gabby Lewis and Leah Paul of Ireland for the best female player of the month.
Men’s Player of the Month
Hasan Ali picked up 14 wickets in two Tests against Zimbabwe while Praveen, making his Sri Lanka debut, picked up 11 wickets at an average of 16.11 in a Test against Bangladesh. Praveen made his Test debut with the best performance by a Sri Lankan bowler in the match, helping the team register a win in the second Test.
Mushfiqur Rahim played one Test and three ODIs against Sri Lanka. He scored 125 runs in the second ODI to help his team win the first ODI series against Sri Lanka.
best female player of the month
In the women’s category, Catherine became the first Scottish male or female player to break into the top 10 in the recently released rankings.
Apart from scoring 96 runs in four T20 Internationals against Ireland, he took five wickets and during this time his economy rate was 4.76 runs per over.
Gaby also scored 116 runs in four T20 Internationals against Scotland. During this his average was 29.00 and strike rate was 116.00. She was the most successful batsman of the series. He scored 47 runs in the second match and 49 runs in the fourth match. Leigh was the most successful bowler in the series between Ireland and Scotland, taking nine wickets.