The Worldwide Cricket Council introduced the nominees for the ICC Males’s and Girls’s Participant of the Month awards for January 2024 on February 5. English batter Ollie Pope, who famously smashed 196 in opposition to India in a primary Take a look at match, is amongst three nominees for the celebrated ICC award.
Pope’s 196-run knock within the second innings of the Hyderabad Take a look at proved a game-changer as India had taken an enormous 190-run lead of their first innings. The No. 3 English batter performed a memorable knock whereas the opposite batters struggled in opposition to India’s spectacular spin assault.
The English batter faces robust competitors for the ICC’s month-to-month award from quick bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Shamar Joseph. The Australian pacer took 19 wickets in six Take a look at innings in January and was the main wicket-taker within the two-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to West Indies final month.
Shamar Joseph stole the limelight in January with a sensational begin to his Take a look at profession. The precise-arm pacer dismissed Steve Smith on his first supply in worldwide cricket throughout the first Take a look at match in Adelaide which he changed into a five-wicket haul as effectively.
Nonetheless, Shamar’s greatest efficiency got here within the second match at Gabba the place he took seven wickets within the second innings to clinch the sport and degree the two-match sequence. Shamar bagged the Participant of the Sequence award for his 13 wickets as West Indies ended their winless run in Checks in opposition to Australia.
In the meantime, Australia’s in-form batters Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy and the younger Irish wicketkeeper batter Amy Hunter are three nominees for the ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month for January 24.
The 18-year-old Amy Hunter scored 101* and 77* in opposition to Zimbabwe Girls within the five-match T20I sequence final month and have become the youngest cricketer, male of feminine, to register a century in each ODIs and T20Is.
ICC Males’s Participant of the Month nominees for January 2024:
- Ollie Pope (England) – 197 Take a look at runs
- Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 19 Take a look at wickets
- Shamar Joseph (West Indies) – 13 Take a look at wickets
ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month nominees for January 2024:
- Alyssa Healy (Australia) – 174 T20I runs, 82 ODI runs
- Beth Mooney (Australia) – 256 T20I runs
- Amy Hunter (Eire) – 220 T20I runs