INDIA: India opener Shubman Gill won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month title, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) announcement of the awards for January 2023.
Gill had a record-breaking month of white ball cricket in January, earning him the title of ICC Men’s Player of the Month. The prolific batsman was a reliable source of runs all month long in the ODI format, as he scored strongly against both Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
The 23-year-old batter dazzled spectators with a lethal blend of graceful and attacking strokeplay during January, scoring 567 runs, including three scores of 100 runs or more.
Gill’s standout effort in a month filled with high points was a remarkable double-hundred in the thrilling triumph over New Zealand in the series opener in Hyderabad.
His undefeated 208 came in just 149 balls with 28 boundaries, which was an astonishing performance given that it made him the youngest double-centurion in ODI history and that everyone else around him appeared to struggle on a challenging wicket as a batsman.
“I am honoured to have been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month by the ICC panel and cricket fans around the world,” said Gill at the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award ceremony.
“I had a special January, and receiving this honour makes it much more memorable. I attribute this achievement to my teammates and coaches who have helped me grow as a player, and I’d also like to congratulate the other nominees on their outstanding work,” he said further.
“I will take great confidence from these innings, especially as we move into an extremely crucial phase ahead of an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on home soil,” he continued.
Grace Scrivens of England won the ICC Women’s Player of the Month title at the age of 19 after making a big impression at the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.
She was a dominant force with the bat and the ball throughout the competition, and her all-around efforts helped her win the Player of the Competition award.
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