New Zealand opener Devon Conway and England spinner Sophie Ecclestone have been named ICC Players of the Month for June.
“Conway won the award ahead of team-mate Kyle Jamieson, who was the Player of the Match in the WTC (World Test Championship) final against India, with South Africa’s Quinton de Kock the other nominee for his fine performances on their tour of the West Indies,” said a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The left-handed batsman is the first New Zealand player to win the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award said: “I am truly honoured to win this award. That I have received it for my performances in Test cricket makes it extra special,” said Conway.
“Scoring a double century at Lord’s was a dream come true for me and to have also been able to contribute to our win over India in the ICC World Test Championship final is something that I know I will proudly look back on in years to come,” he added.
The England left-arm spinner Sophie said: “It is really nice to win this award. It is after a period in which we’ve played all three formats so it feels good to be recognised for my performances in the Test and the white-ball series.”
“We’ve been happy as a team how we’ve performed across this series. We would have liked to have won the Test match but hopefully we can clinch the multi-format series,” she added.
“It’s all crucial preparation for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand [in 2022], when we’ll be defending the title we won in 2017, and we feel in a decent place as a team.”