Jemimah Rodrigues, an Indian batter, was nominated Monday for the ICC “Player of the Month” award for her outstanding performance at the August Commonwealth Games.
The Australian team of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath, who won a gold medal, is also included in the women’s category nominations.
Rodrigues was one of the cornerstones of the Indian team that competed in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games finals. With 146 runs in five matches, she finished fifth on the run-scorers list for the tournament.
In the crucial match against Barbados, Rodrigues led India in runs scored with an unbeaten 56 off 46 balls, helping her team advance to the semifinals.
On the other hand, Mooney scored the most runs at the Birmingham CWG. She began the month with an outstanding unbeaten 49-ball 70 against Pakistan in Australia’s final Group A game.
She then patiently batted her side out of trouble against New Zealand in the semifinals with a 29-ball 36 after the early wickets fell.
McGrath wowed with her all-around excellence. She played a significant role in Australia’s making of event history by winning the gold medal in the first-ever women’s tournament.
With eight wickets in five games, she tied for the second-highest wicket total at the end of the competition.
Ben Stokes, the captain of England’s test team, Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe, and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand are the nominees in the men’s category.
With the wickets of Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen in the second Test against the Proteas in Manchester, Stokes destroyed the South African middle order, causing the tourists to be dismissed for 151.
After losing early wickets on day two, England was in trouble when he followed it up with a brilliant century.
Raza had a fantastic August. When competing against Asian juggernauts Bangladesh and India, Raza scored three centuries in one month.
Santner also had a fantastic month with the bat and the ball in hand and was a pivotal contributor to the Black Caps’ six out of eight victories throughout the month.