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Announcing the ICC Player of the Month nominees for January

Announcing the ICC Player of the Month nominees for January

The ICC Player of the Month nominees have been announced for January 2022 with strong male and female nominees claiming their performances with brilliant performances.

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ICC Men’s Player of the Month Nominees

Dewald Brevis, South Africa U19

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Jan 30 22

Dewald Brevis: the new South African generation | ICC U19 Men CWC 2022

The South African player impressed everyone with his versatile talent at the 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Brevis finished as the tournament’s top points scorer with 506 points at an outstanding average of 84.33. He scored two hundred and three fifty in his six appearances and also took seven wickets at 28.57.

His all-around exploits also helped him win the Player of the Tournament trophy, as well as the charming nickname ‘Baby AB’.

Ebadot Hossain, Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi pacer contested in two Tests against New Zealand in January and took nine wickets at 29.33.

He recorded numbers of 6/46 in the first Test and helped Bangladesh to a historic victory in New Zealand, their first in the country.

Ebadot’s performance helped him become an overnight sensation, and he also won the player of the match trophy for it.

Keegan Petersen, South Africa

The South African striker caused a stir in the home Test series against India.

He helped the Proteas record a series win at home against a strong Indian side, his runs helping to lay the groundwork as South Africa bounced back from 0-1 to win the series 2-1.

Petersen played hard shots from No. 3, amassing 244 points during the series at an average of 61. It’s no surprise when he was named player of the series.

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ICC Player of the Month – Female Nominees – January 2022

Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan skipper delivered brilliant all-around performances in January’s Commonwealth Games qualifiers, helping her team win the tournament and seal their place at the Games later this year.

Athapaththu finished as the competition’s leading points scorer, amassing 221 points at a staggering average of 56.25. She also landed four wickets while maintaining an average save rate of 6.75.

The victorious Sri Lankan team pose with the trophy after winning all four CWG22 qualifying matches.

The victorious Sri Lankan team pose with the trophy after winning all four CWG22 qualifying matches.

Sri Lanka have sealed their place as the eighth team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as cricket returns to the event for the first time since 1998.

Deandra Dottin, West Indies

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02 Feb 20

Women’s T20WC Best Moments: Deandre Dottin Takes 5/5

The West Indies slugger put up a breathtaking batting performance in the ODI series against South Africa in January.

She scored 187 points in two games against the Proteas, including 150 unbeaten at Wanderers. His innings consisted of 18 fours and four huge sixes.

Unfortunately, rain interrupted the match and no result could be achieved, even though West Indies had reduced South Africa to 87/5. Despite this, her performance lit up the series.

Heather Knight, England

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29 Feb 20

WT20WC: Heather Knight – Leading by Example

The England skipper produced a brilliant batting performance in the women’s only multi-format Ashes Test against Australia.

Knight amassed 216 points in the Test match at Canberra, including a stunning hit of an unbeaten 168 in the opening leg – it was the second-highest tally by a captain in Women’s Test history.

His kick put England in a dominant position in the match, but Australia fought back, with the match ending in a thrilling draw.