The International Cricket Council (ICC) has once again acknowledged outstanding cricketing performances by awarding the ‘Player of the Month’ titles for September 2023. This prestigious recognition highlights the exceptional skills and contributions of cricketers on the global stage. In this edition, India’s Shubman Gill clinches the ICC Men’s ‘Player of the Month,’ while Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu emerges as the ICC Women’s ‘Player of the Month.’ Let’s dive into their remarkable achievements.
The ICC ‘Player of the Month’ awards for September 2023 celebrate cricketing excellence on both the men’s and women’s fronts. Shubman Gill’s prolific run-scoring and Chamari Athapaththu’s all-round brilliance have rightfully earned them these accolades. These awards not only honor their individual performances but also acknowledge their significant contributions to their respective teams’ successes. Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate more remarkable displays from these outstanding players in the future.
Shubman Gill: ICC Men’s ‘Player of the Month’
- Shubman Gill’s extraordinary September began with his pivotal role in India’s victorious Asia Cup campaign. His stellar batting performances set the stage for India’s trophy win.
- Accumulating a whopping 480 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the month, Gill showcased his impeccable form. An impressive batting average of 80 underscored his consistency.
- Gill’s remarkable run-scoring feats led to his victory in the ICC Men’s ‘Player of the Month’ award, prevailing over stiff competition from Mohammed Siraj and Dawid Malan.
- As of now, Shubman Gill is firmly seated at the No. 2 spot in the ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings. His overall ODI record is equally impressive, with 1917 runs in 35 games at an astonishing average of 66.1 and a striking strike rate of 102.84.
Chamari Athapaththu: ICC Women’s ‘Player of the Month’
- Chamari Athapaththu, a Sri Lankan cricket icon, seized the ICC Women’s ‘Player of the Month’ crown due to her exceptional all-round performance in T20Is.
- In September, Athapaththu led her side to a historic series win on English soil. Despite an initial defeat in the series, she steered Sri Lanka to a remarkable 2-1 series victory.
- Athapaththu’s brilliance extended beyond her batting prowess. She also shone as a bowler, taking three crucial wickets for just 21 runs, restricting the hosts to a modest score of 116.
- Her all-round brilliance continued as she played a pivotal role in securing a seven-wicket victory with an invaluable 44 runs in 28 balls while opening the innings.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Cricket Council Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
- International Cricket Council Founded: 15 June 1909;
- International Cricket Council CEO: Geoff Allardice;
- International Cricket Council Chairman: Greg Barclay.