Mushfiqur Rahim And Kathryn Bryce Named ICC Players Of May 2021

Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Woman All-rounder Kathryn Bryce is the first player from Scotland – male or female – to make it to the top 10 of the batting or bowling lists in the ICC Player Rankings. Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce have been named the ICC Players of the Months respectively male and female for May 2021. Both cricketers have received the awards following exemplary performances for their teams recently. Mushfiqur Rahim Has Not Lost His Appetite For Run Making: VVS Laxman Mushfiqur Rahim was

Mushfiqur Rahim And Kathryn Bryce Named ICC Players Of May 2021

Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Woman All-rounder Kathryn Bryce is the first player from Scotland – male or female – to make it to the top 10 of the batting or bowling lists in the ICC Player Rankings.

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce have been named the ICC Players of the Months respectively male and female for May 2021. Both cricketers have received the awards following exemplary performances for their teams recently.

Mushfiqur Rahim (L), Kathryn Bryce (R) voted ICC Players of the Month for May 2021(HT Collage)

Mushfiqur Rahim Has Not Lost His Appetite For Run Making: VVS Laxman

Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer in the recently-concluded 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at home. He scored 237 runs in the three matches and helped Bangladesh win their first ODI series against Sri Lanka by scoring 125 in the second ODI.

Commenting on Rahim’s performance in May, VVS Laxman representing the ICC Voting Academy added: “Even after 15 years at the highest level, Mushfiqur has not lost his appetite for run-making.

“He was at his imperious best in the one-day series at home against Sri Lanka, a picture of consistency with the highlight being 125 in the second match which helped his side secure a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.”

Mushfiqur Rahim scored 237 runs in 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka with the top score of 125
Mushfiqur Rahim scored 237 runs in 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka with the top score of 125

“What made his feat even more notable was that it was Bangladesh’s first-ever ODI series triumph against the 1996 World Cup champions. To shore up the middle order and don the wicket-keeping gloves speaks volumes of his fitness and skills,” he added.

Mushfiqur Rahim has chosen to skip the T20I series during the Zimbabwe visit one month from now. He has informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board about his choice. This is the first run through Mushfiqur Rahim has requested a break in his international vocation up from when he has been injured. Since making his first appearance in 2005, he has addressed Bangladesh in 74 Tests, 227 ODIs, and 86 T20I games.

Kathryn Bryce Batted With Flair And Bowled Well Too: Ramiz Raja

All-rounder Kathryn Bryce is the first player from Scotland – male or female – to make it to the top 10 of the batting or bowling lists in the ICC Player Rankings released recently. Kathryn Bryce played four T20Is against Ireland where she scored 96 runs and took 5 wickets with an economy rate of 4.76 in the month of May.

Commenting on Kathryn’s performance in May, Ramiz Raja representing the ICC Voting Academy said, “Kathryn’s all-round game came through in a series that her team lost. She batted with flair and bowled well too and deserved to be the player of the month for May.”

Kathryn Bryce - ICC Women's Player of the Month for May 2021
Kathryn Bryce – ICC Women’s Player of the Month for May 2021

The three nominees for both categories were shortlisted based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the month (the first to the last day of each calendar month).

The shortlist is then voted on by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world. The ICC Voting Academy comprises prominent members of the cricket family including senior journalists, former players, broadcasters, and members of the ICC Hall of Fame.

The Voting Academy submit their votes by email and retain a 90 per cent share of the vote. Additionally, fans registered with the ICC are able to vote via the ICC website once the shortlisted players are announced and have a 10 per cent share of the vote. Winners are announced every second Monday of the month via the ICC’s digital channels.

The ICC Player of the Month is a monthly award presented since January 2021 by the International Cricket Council to recognize cricketers, male and female, that have best performed across all forms of international cricket. Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and have been previous recipients.

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The Indian cricket team players are working hard by playing intra-squad matches ahead of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The highly-anticipated clash between the two sides will start from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. On Day 3 of the warm-up game, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shined…

WATCH: Ravindra Jadeja smashes unbeaten half-century on Day 3 of intra-squad match

The Indian cricket team players are working hard by playing intra-squad matches ahead of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The highly-anticipated clash between the two sides will start from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

On Day 3 of the warm-up game, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shined with the willow, playing a remarkable innings of 54 runs. Jadeja scored 54 off 74 deliveries. He reached the half-ton by guiding a ball towards a square leg bowled by veteran Ishant Sharma.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a short video clip of the match, where Jaddu can be seen smashing a scintillating drive off Ishant into the covers region.

“@imjadeja gets to his half-century (54* off 76) as a play on Day 3 of the intra-squad match simulation comes to an end. @mdsirajofficial is amongst wickets with figures of 2/22. #TeamIndia,” tweeted BCCI while sharing the video.

Here is the clip:

On the first day of the contest, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played a breathtaking knock of unbeaten 121 runs off just 94 balls. Apart from the explosive left-handed batter, young opener Shubman Gill also showed his class by scoring 85 runs off 135 balls.

In the bowling department, Ishant took three wickets for 36 runs while Mohammed Siraj picked up a couple for 22 runs.

The Virat Kohli and Co. are trying hard to make sure they are ready to take up the challenge of New Zealand in the summit clash. The Kane Williamson-led side will walk in the WTC final with their heads high as they recently defeated England in the two-match Test series 1-0.

It was Blackcaps’ first series win in England since 1999 and third overall. The epic triumph at Edgbaston also helped New Zealand to dethrone Team India from the number one spot in Test rankings. The Kiwis have now 123 rating points while India have 121.

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