India’s Jemimah Rodrigues missed out as Australia’s Tahlia McGrath and Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza had been on Monday voted as ICC Player of the Month for August following their excellent worldwide performances of their respective classes. Rodrigues was nominated for the award within the girls’s class, which additionally featured Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath. However, McGrath turned the newest Australian star to win the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award after serving to her nation declare the Commonwealth gold in Birmingham.
Following within the footsteps of Alyssa Healy, who claimed the award in April, McGrath amassed 114 runs at a mean of 57 through the month, along with 5 wickets at 13.40.
Amongst a collection of robust shows, undoubtedly her star efficiency got here within the victory over Pakistan, the place McGrath scored an unbeaten 78, earlier than her three wickets and a run out helped keep her aspect’s unbeaten path to glory.
“I’m honoured to have been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August given there are so many great players who are at the top of their game at the moment,” McGrath stated.
“I’m loving being back in the Australian team and being part of some really special moments, including making history as the first women’s team to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal.” Along with staff success on the Commonwealth Games, McGrath’s glorious month additionally noticed her attain a career-high rating of 12 amongst all-rounders within the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings. Raza, then again, turned the primary Zimbabwe worldwide to win the award amongst males.
“I’m incredibly humbled and honoured to have won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award from the ICC. It’s even more humbling being the first Zimbabwean to ever win the award,” he stated in an ICC launch.
“I would like to thank everybody who has been in the changing room with me over the past three to four months, namely the technical staff and the players. Without them this would not have been possible.
“Lastly, I wish to take this chance to thank all of the followers in Zimbabwe and abroad for all of your prayers and all of your needs, they’re nicely obtained and I’m eternally grateful.” Raza produced an unforgettable series of scores against Bangladesh and India in Harare across two ODI series.
The all-rounder struck two magnificent unbeaten centuries (135 not out and 117 not out) during the historic 2-1 series victory over Bangladesh, on both occasions securing win for his side in dramatic fashion while chasing big targets.
He scored another memorable century against India later in the month, albeit in a defeat, continuing his sensational form shown throughout 2022.
In addition to his exploits at the crease, Raza also highlighted his bowling threat in the shorter format, taking seven wickets during the month.
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