2 English giants included in the race for ICC POTM, the player nominated for the first time may be heavy

New Delhi. Three players, who performed brilliantly during New Zealand’s recent tour of England, have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for the month of June. England recently made a clean sweep of New Zealand in the 3-Test series led by new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root batted brilliantly for England in this series. At the same time, Daryl Mitchell performed brilliantly for New Zealand. For this reason, all three have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award.

At the same time, two South African players Shabneem Ismail and Marijane Cap have been nominated for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month. Apart from these two, England’s female cricketer Nat Sciver is also involved in the race to get this award.

This year has been great for Jonny Bairstow so far. He is at number one in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in Tests this year. Bairstow has scored more than 800 runs in 8 Tests. He has scored 5 centuries in Tests in 2022. He scored 394 runs at an average of over 78 in the 3-Test series played against New Zealand under the World Test Championship. Chasing a target of 299 in the Nottingham Test, he played a match-winning innings of 136 runs. After this he also scored 162 runs in the third Test held at Leeds.

Root scored 2 centuries against New Zealand
Joe Root is also in the race to be named Player of the Month for the month of June. Root has emerged as the new run machine of Test cricket. For the last 12 months, his bat has been talking a lot. He played a match-winning innings of 115 runs in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. During the Test series against New Zealand, he also did the feat of completing 10,000 runs in Tests. With the help of unbeaten innings of 176 and 86 in the second and third Tests, Root also became the number-1 batsman in the ICC Test rankings.

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Mitchell scored 3 centuries against England
June was a wonderful month for Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand. He batted brilliantly in the 3 test series against England. Mitchell was the top scorer of the series. He scored 538 runs in 3 Tests at an average of 107. He had scored 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries in this series against England. On the basis of this performance, Mitchell has been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month for the first time.

Tags: Daryl Mitchell, ICC, ICC Player of the Month, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow

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