Angelo Mathews became the first Sri Lankan cricketer to win this ICC award
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews was named the ICC men’s player for May. He became the first Sri Lankan cricketer to receive this award. Pakistan’s first spin sensation Tuba Hasan won the Women’s Player of the Month for May. Mathews was picked as the stand-out men’s player after he was piled on runs during his team’s impressive ICC World Test Championship series win against Bangladesh.
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Mathews scored 344 runs at an average of 172 in the two Tests, 199 in the draw at Chattogram and 145 not out in Mirpur. His scintillating innings in the second Test enabled his team to post an impressive total of 506 and complete a 10-wicket win, earning valuable points in the ICC WTC standings.
Mathews became the first Sri Lankan player to be named Player of the Month since its inception in January 2021, surpassing fellow nominees Asitha Fernando (SL), and Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) to take the award.
Mathews said, “I am absolutely honored and delighted to be named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month. I would like to congratulate the award winners Asitha Fernando and Mushfiqur Rahim for their stellar performances.
Hasan, on the other hand, was awarded the honor after enjoying significant success with the ball during his first international series.
The 21-year-old leg-spinner was instrumental in limiting the scores set by Sri Lanka’s opponents in the three-match T20I series in Pakistan, where he won the Player of the Series award, with an average of 8.8 and an economy rate of five wickets. were taken. of 3.66.
The highlight was during his first international in Karachi, in which he took three for eight to restrict the tourists to 106, setting the stage for a six-wicket win. In securing this month’s award, Hasan surpassed compatriot Bismah Maroof and fellow nominees in Jersey’s Trinity Smith. Tuba is the first female player from Pakistan to win this award.