India pacer Mohammed Siraj and opener Shubman Gill had been on Tuesday nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for his or her stellar present in January.
New Zealand opener Devon Conway, who has had a high-quality begin to the 12 months with three lots of and two fifties throughout codecs, is the third contender for the award.
Following a fruitful 2022, Gill displayed his batting prowess in each the white-ball codecs final month whereas Siraj led India’s fast-bowling assault with distinction in ODIs in current occasions, showcasing his brilliance persistently, particularly with the brand new ball within the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. Gill was handed his maiden T20I cap within the first match in opposition to Sri Lanka in Mumbai, the place he managed simply seven, earlier than one other single-digit rating within the second recreation. He made a gentle 46 within the third T20I in Rajkot.
Gill then registered scores of 70, 21 and 116 within the three ODIs in opposition to the island nation, nevertheless it was his breathtaking show within the first ODI in opposition to New Zealand in Hyderabad that stole the present.
The 23-year-old struck 208 off 149 balls in an unbelievable knock on a day when none of his teammates crossed 28.
Gill obtained to 200 with three consecutive sixes off Lockie Ferguson, and with it, turned the youngest participant to the milestone in ODIs.
He backed that up with scores of 40 not out and 112 in his subsequent two outings to shut out the collection with an mixture of 360, the joint-highest for anybody in a three-match ODI collection, equalling Babar Azam’s report in opposition to the West Indies in 2016-17.
Siraj’s unbelievable type, then again, was rewarded within the ICC Men’s Player Rankings, the place he was topped the No.1 bowler in ODIs.
He returned with figures of two/30 from seven overs in a high-scoring first ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka in Guwahati and backed it up with figures of three/30 and 4/32 in his subsequent two outings respectively to complete because the main wicket-taker within the collection.
The right-arm fast then bagged 4/46 from 10 overs in a high-scoring thriller in opposition to New Zealand at his house floor in Hyderabad, earlier than returning a tough to consider 6-1-10-1 in an excellent opening burst within the second ODI in Raipur