The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for May’s ICC Player of the Month Awards, which recognises the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket in the given month.
After the announcement, fans across the globe can vote for their favourite players on icc-cricket.com/awards.
In the month of May, Pakistan’s Hasan Ali featured in two Tests against Zimbabwe, scalping 14 wickets while Sri Lanka’s debutant Praveen Jayawickrama played one Test against Bangladesh, picking 11 wickets.
On the other hand, veteran Bangladesh wicket-keeper and batsman Mushfiqur Rahim played one Test and three ODIs against Sri Lanka. The stumper had helped his side register their first ODI series win against Sri Lanka after scoring a wonderful 125 in the second ODI in Dhaka.
Coming to the women’s, all-rounder Kathryn Bryce became the first player from Scotland to make it to the top 10 of the batting or bowling lists in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings released recently.
She played four T20Is against Ireland where she scored 96 runs and took 5 wickets with an economy rate of 4.76.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Gaby Lewis too, played four T20Is against Scotland, amassing 116 runs at 29.00 with a strike rate of 116.00.
She had also become top run-scorer in the series between Ireland and Scotland.
Notably, the nominees for each of the two category are shortlisted based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the given month.
The shortlist ones are then voted on by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world.