Shubman Gill named ICC Men’s Player of January | Cricket News – Times of India

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DUBAI: India batter Shubman Gill was on Monday named ICC Males’s Participant of the Month for January following a sequence of spectacular innings within the ODI format, whereas England U-19 skipper Grace Scrivens turned the youngest participant to be named for the ladies’s honour.
Gill loved a record-breaking month in white-ball cricket in January. The free-scoring batter was a prolific supply of runs all through the month, most notably within the ODI format, scoring huge towards each Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
With 567 runs throughout January, which included three century-plus scores, the 23-year-old Gill wowed followers with a deadly mixture of sleek and attacking strokeplay.
In a month which introduced a number of highlights for Gill, his stand-out efficiency got here within the type of a shocking double-hundred within the nail-biting victory over New Zealand within the sequence opener in Hyderabad.
His unbeaten 208 got here off simply 149 balls with 28 boundaries — a startling feat not simply because it made him the youngest double-centurion within the ODI format, but in addition as a result of all these round him appeared to falter on a troublesome pitch for batters.
Sandwiched between this innings have been two additional centuries — 116 in a dominant victory over Sri Lanka, and 112 within the last ODI towards New Zealand.
Gill overcame a aggressive area to say his first ICC Males’s Participant-of-the-Month award, beating New Zealand opener Devon Conway and compatriot Mohammed Siraj within the international vote. In doing so, he turns into the primary Indian winner since Virat Kohli in October 2022.
“January was a particular month for me and profitable this award makes it all of the extra memorable. It’s at all times heartening to be recognised in your performances, and I’ll take nice confidence from these innings, particularly as we head into an especially vital interval previous to an ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup on house soil,” Gill mentioned in an ICC launch.
Scrivens bagged the award after her all-round brilliance within the inaugural ICC U-19 Girls’s T20 World Cup. Equally, the England captain excelled in her management function, guiding her aspect to the ultimate, solely to lose to eventual title winners India.
Captaining her aspect in seven outings, the 19-year-old loved loads of success within the center, scoring 293 runs at a median of 41.85, which included three successive half-centuries in victories over Rwanda, Eire and the West Indies.
In addition to her notable batting exploits, Scrivens took 9 priceless wickets all through the match at a outstanding common of seven.11, together with the ultimate wicket as England sealed their passage to the ultimate within the thrilling semi-final victory over Australia by three runs.
She emerged victorious forward of fellow nominees Phoebe Litchfield and Beth Mooney of Australia, who each carried out brilliantly within the shorter codecs throughout January.
The awards have been determined in a world vote carried out amongst media representatives, ICC Corridor of Famers, former worldwide gamers, and followers registered on the ICC web site.

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