India’s Jemimah Rodrigues missed out as Australia’s Tahlia McGrath and Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza have been on Monday voted as ICC Participant of the Month for August following their excellent worldwide performances of their respective classes. Rodrigues was nominated for the award within the ladies’s class, which additionally featured the Commonwealth Video games gold medal-winning Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath. Nevertheless, McGrath turned the newest Australian star to win the ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month award after serving to her nation declare the Commonwealth gold in Birmingham.
Following within the footsteps of Alyssa Healywho claimed the award in April, McGrath amassed 114 runs at a median of 57 through the month, along with 5 wickets at 13.40.
Amongst a sequence of robust shows, undoubtedly her star efficiency got here within the victory over Pakistan, the place McGrath scored an unbeaten 78, earlier than her three wickets and a run out helped keep her facet’s unbeaten path to glory.
“I am honored to have been named the ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month for August given there are such a lot of nice gamers who’re on the prime of their recreation in the mean time,” McGrath mentioned.
“I am loving being again within the Australian group and being a part of some actually particular moments, together with making historical past as the primary ladies’s group to win a Commonwealth Video games gold medal.” Together with group success on the Commonwealth Video games, McGrath’s wonderful month additionally noticed her attain a career-high rating of 12 amongst all-rounders within the ICC Girls’s T20I Participant Rankings. Raza, however, turned the primary Zimbabwe worldwide to win the award amongst males.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to have gained the ICC Males’s Participant of the Month award from the ICC. It is much more humbling being the primary Zimbabwean to ever win the award,” he mentioned in an ICC launch.
“I wish to thank all people who has been within the altering room with me over the previous three to 4 months, particularly the technical employees and the gamers. With out them this might not have been doable.
“Lastly, I wish to take this chance to thank all of the followers in Zimbabwe and abroad for all of your prayers and all of your needs, they’re properly acquired and I am endlessly grateful.” Raza produced an unforgettable sequence of scores in opposition to Bangladesh and India in Harare throughout two ODI sequence.
The all-rounder struck two magnificent unbeaten centuries (135 not out and 117 not out) through the historic 2-1 sequence victory over Bangladesh, on each events securing win for his facet in dramatic vogue whereas chasing huge targets.
He scored one other memorable century in opposition to India later within the month, albeit in a defeat, persevering with his sensational type proven all through 2022.
Along with his exploits on the crease, Raza additionally highlighted his bowling risk within the shorter format, taking seven wickets through the month.
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