Left-arm spinner Ecclestone is the second woman player from England to have received the award. Earlier, England’s Tammy Beaumont was named ICC Player of the Month in February.
England’s spinner Sophie Ecclestone has been named Player of the Month by the ICC, leaving behind young Indian women’s cricket batsman Shefali Verma and all-rounder Sneh Rana. Sophie was voted the best female player of the ICC (International Cricket Council) for the month of June. In the men’s category, this award has been given to New Zealand opener Devon Conway. Left-arm spinner Ecclestone is the second woman player from England to have received the award. Earlier, England’s Tammy Beaumont was named ICC Player of the Month in February.
Most successful bowler in test match against India
Sophie Ecclestone had recently performed well in the only Test match played against India in Bristol. She was the most successful bowler of this match and took eight wickets in this match. After this, he also took three wickets in two ODIs. Sophie said in a statement that she feels really good to have won the award. She played in three formats during this period and it is a great feeling that her performances in Tests and limited overs series have been recognized.
Shefali and Sneh Rana were also in the race
In the race for ICC Player of the Month, two players of Team India, Shefali Verma and Sneh Rana were also there. Shefali played 96 and 63 in her Test debut and then contributed well in two ODIs as well. On the other hand, Sneh Rana saved India from defeat by scoring an unbeaten 80 in the second innings of the Test match. Apart from this, Rana also took four wickets.
Devon Conway selected in men’s category
In the men’s category of ICC Player of the Month, the award went to Devon Conway of New Zealand team. Conway became the first player from New Zealand to receive this award. Conway did well in his very first month of Test cricket. He scored a double century in his debut Test against England at Lord’s. Apart from this, he scored a half-century in the WTC final and the second test match against England. Conway said he was honored to receive this award. On the basis of his performance in Test cricket, he got this award which is special for him.