ICC Player of the Month for February
The winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for February 2023 have been revealed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), with Ashleigh Gardner of Australia being awarded the ICC Women’s Player of the Month and Harry Brook of England recovering the ICC Men’s Player of the Month titles. The outcomes of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for February are a carbon copy of those from December 2022, when both winners received their first awards following successful months for their respective teams in both the short and long formats of the game.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month, February 2023: Ashleigh Gardner
Following a string of brilliant performances that helped Australia successfully defend their Women’s T20 World Cup title in South Africa, Ashleigh Gardner is named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for February. She continued to solidify her position as the top-ranked T20I all-rounder in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Player Rankings by taking consistent wickets and contributing with significant runs throughout the match, and she eventually capped a fruitful campaign with the Player of the Tournament award.
Gardner defeats Nat Sciver of England and Laura Wolvaardt of South Africa, both of whom were nominated for outstanding performances and two other ICC Women’s T20 World Cup stars, to win the award.
ICC Men’s Player of the Month, February 2023: Harry Brook
Brook wins his second award as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month after once again showcasing his burgeoning reputation in international cricket. The prolific hitter has excelled across all formats, and recent Test matches for a resurgent England have shown just how high his potential is. Brook’s quick and gutsy strokeplay was a feature, exciting spectators in a thrilling Test series, scoring big again in New Zealand last month.
In order to win his second ICC Men’s Player of the Month title, Brook defeated fellow nominees Ravindra Jadeja and Gudakesh Motie. He joins Pakistan’s Babar Azam, the 2022 ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year, as the only players to receive the honour twice.
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