ICC Player of the Month June 2022 Nominees
The International Cricket Council ICC has announced the nominees for player of the month June 2022 award. Kiwi batsmen Darrell Mitchell and English batsmen Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow have been named in the list released on Monday (June 4).
In the series between New Zealand and England in June, the batsmen of both the teams have had a great series. The English batsmen have changed the style of Test cricket by batting aggressively. As a result, he has got a place in the list of the best cricketers for three months from this series.
In June, it was as if the bat had become a little too wide. He has changed the definition of Test batting to offensive batting.
In the three-match series against New Zealand, 394 runs came from the Bearstore bat at an average of 6.70. In addition to two centuries, Bearstore also has a half century against the Kiwis. He is the third highest run-getter in the series.
Bairstow was irresistible throughout the series. After scoring a century off 7 balls in the second Test, this English batsman has been highly praised by everyone in the cricket world. In the end, he got out only after showing the way to victory to the team by 137 runs from 92 balls. According to many, this is the best innings in Test cricket in recent times.
Despite being whitewashed against the English, New Zealand batsman Dary Mitchell was brilliant with the bat. He also set a new record by scoring three centuries in three consecutive Tests. 107 in the second innings at Lord’s, 190 at Trent Bridge and 109 at Headingley! He is the first cricketer to score three centuries in three consecutive Tests abroad. He is also the fifth cricketer to score three consecutive centuries against England.
536 runs came from his bat in the whole series. He is the highest run scorer in the series with an incredible average of 108.60. Mitchell also broke the 63-year-old record in the series against England. Former New Zealand batsman Martin Donnelly scored 482 in the Test series against England in 1949.
It was the highest run by a New Zealand batsman in a Test series against England as a Kiwi batsman for so long. Mitchell broke that record and rewrote his name. The team’s failure has forced him to leave the captaincy. But Joe Root did not forget to smile at bat. Even after leaving the captaincy, the run from the bat is coming like a twist.
Root touched the 10,000-run milestone in white in the last series against New Zealand. Earlier, only former captain Sir Alastair Cook had this feat in England. Not only did he score, he also broke Cook’s record of 10,000 runs at the youngest age. Both of them touched this milestone in 31 years and 156 days. Root has scored 399 runs at an average of 99 in the entire series.
There are also two centuries and a half century. The English won the Lord’s series with a remarkable innings of 115 runs. In the second test at Trentbridge, Lords lost! It’s hard to describe Joe Root in a 16-run innings! Root is the second highest run scorer in the series. At the same time, Australian Marnus Labuchan has been removed from the top spot in the Test rankings.
On the same day, the ICC also announced the list of the player of the month for June 2022 in women’s cricket. Shabnim Ismail from South Africa, Marijan Cap and Nat Cyver from England got a place there.
South African women’s cricketer Shabnim Ismail is in the running to become the best cricketer of the month with 11 wickets in the recent ODI series against Ireland. On the other hand, his teammate Margin played a crucial innings of 43 runs in the second innings after playing a great innings of 150 runs in Test cricket against England. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation.
Nat Sever also played an incredible innings of 189 runs in the series against South Africa, which is also from England to beat the two South Africans. As a result, she can be the best female cricketer of the month.