Two England Ashes stars and a young Dutch phenomenon have been nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for July 2023.
Zack Crowley (England)
Zack is perhaps the best example of England’s rethinking of the racket. Crowley continues to rock at the top of the rankings.
The right-hander is England’s top hitter, even against new pitches, for the freshly completed ashes, notably with hits in July, especially with 189 (182) at Old Trafford. raised.
Headingley scored 33 and 44 with 22 and 73 remaining to help level England’s five-game winning streak at 2-2 and take place early in the 2023-2025 cycle. It brought important World Test Championship points to the country. This saw him score 412 runs for the month, averaging 58.85.
Chris Walkes (England)
When Chris Walkes joined the England squad for Ashe’s crucial third Test at Headingley, he had to go all out to turn the tide in the series. and the bowling all-rounder certainly left an impression.
The 34-year-old found the outside edge of Marnus Labeschagne’s racket early on the opening day to take down a right-handed hitter, then came back to take down Travis Head and Mitchell March to help the host team beat Australia to just 263 points. contributed to curb it. He then took another three wickets for Australia’s second innings of 224 before scoring the winning goal with Mark Wood on the opposing side for 32*.
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The Quick took five wickets in the first against Manchester, seven in total in the final test and batted at The Oval and contributed to England’s 2–2 draw in the series. Woks averaged 18.15 with the ball that month.
Despite his limited involvement, playing three of the five Test matches, Woakes went on to claim the Ashes 2023 Player of the Series.
Bas de Leede (Netherlands)
With one of possibly the greatest individual performances in men`s ODIs, helping the Netherlands to a Cricket World Cup spot in the process, starlet Bas de Leede continues to make a name in the international game.
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With the stakes raised, the 23-year-old took 5/52 and struck 123 for Netherlands against Scotland in Bulawayo to ensure the men in orange pipped their opponents to the final tournament spot on net run-rate. In the process, he became just the fifth player in the history of ODI cricket to achieve the five-wicket/century double, joining Viv Richards, Paul Collingwood, Rohan Mustafa, and Amelia Kerr.
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In the other match in July, de Leede compiled 39 against Oman, and the all-rounder looks set to make a big impression come the Cricket World Cup in October and November