New Zealand opener Devon Conway and England Women’s spinner Sophie Ecclestone have been named the ICC Player of the Month for June. Conway became the first New Zealand player to win this award after faring well in Test cricket last month.
Today in the morning the ICC announced the names of ICC Players of the month for June is from men’s and women’s international teams
Since New Zealand opener Devon Conway has won the ICC Player of the Month award for June in the men’s category. Meanwhile, in the women’s category, England’s left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone clinched the same award. Both the players were in terrific touch in the past month and deservedly got the honor
New Zealand opener Conway has become the first New Zealand player to win the ICC Player of the Month men’s award. He smashed a huge double-century on debut against England at Lord’s. The left-handed batter followed it up with two half-centuries in his next two games, including in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton.
Conway edged out his team-mate Kyle Jamieson, who was the Player of the Match in the WTC final against India, and SA’s Quinton de Kock.
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In three Tests, Conway has already amassed 379 runs at a phenomenal average of 63.16. He became the second Kiwi batsman to score a double-hundred on Test debut. His scores in six innings read as – 200, 23, 80, 3, 54, and 19.
Left-arm spinner Ecclestone leapfrogged the Indian pair of Shafali Verma and Sneh Rana to win the ICC Player of the Month Women’s (June). The former became the second English female player to win this award after Tammy Beaumont. Ecclestone finished with an eight-wicket haul in the one-off Test against India. She also grabbed three wickets in each of the two ODIs.
Among women, Verma was nominated for her stunning performance (96 and 63) in the Bristol Test. Meanwhile, Rana scored an unbeaten 80 in the second innings to steal a draw for India. She also scalped four wickets.
“I’m truly honored to win this award. That I have received it for my performances in Test cricket makes it extra special. 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,” said Devon Conway after winning the award.
Meanwhile, Ecclestone gave her comment “It’s really nice to win this award. It’s after a period in which we’ve played all three formats so it feels good to be recognized 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. It’s all crucial preparation for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand when we’ll be defending the title we won in 2017, and we feel in a decent place as a team,” she added.
Notably, the T20I series between England Women and Indian Women is evenly poised at 1-1 with the last match of the series to take place on Wednesday, July 14 in Chelmsford.
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