ICC Player of the Month: Kiwi Devon Conway won Player of the Month award for June, Sophie Ecclestone.
ICC Player of the Month: New Zealand batsman Devon Conway along with English women spinner Sophie Ecclestone, have been voted out for the Player of the Month award in their respective categories for their exploits in June.
Conway, who announced his arrival in Test cricket in some way, smashed a double ton on his debut game against England at Lord’s and continued his astounding form to score a much-needed half-century in the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India to win the maiden test title.
The cricketer is also the first kiwi to win the ICC Player of the Month award.
The 30-years old cricketer piped out the likes of Kyle Jamieson and Quinton de Kock, who were also nominated for the award in the men’s category.
“I’m truly honoured 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,” Devon Conway said after winning the award.
Sophie Ecclestone won ICC Player of the Month (Women):
In the women’s category, English spinner Sophie Ecclestone has bagged the award for the month of June.
Picking up 14 games in just three matches (one one-off test match and two ODIs), Ecclestone went past India’s Shefali Verma and Sneh Rana.
“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 recognised for my performances in the Test and the white-ball series,” Sophie Ecclestone said.
The cricketer further said that “ the team is happy with the way we came out and executed the plans. Obviously, we would have liked to win the one-off test match but it ended in a draw. This is good preparation for the following ICC World Cup which is scheduled in New Zealand.”