Indian women's cricket team's young opener batsman Shefali Verma and all-rounder Sneh Rana have been nominated by the ICC for the women's player of the month title after their impressive performances on the tour of England. Apart from these two, England women's cricket team spinner Sophie Ecclestone has also been named in the women's category. In the men's section, New Zealand batsman Devon Conway and fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, apart from South Africa's Quinton de Kock have been named.
The 17-year-old Shefali, who impressed everyone in the shortest format of the game, made her scintillating Test debut against England with fifties in both the innings, scoring 96 and 63, for which she became the player of the match. She became the first player in India and the fourth in the world to score half-centuries in both the innings of her debut Test. Her first innings score was the best score by an Indian woman on debut. He also scored 59 runs in two ODIs against England at a strike rate of 85.50.
All-rounder Sneh also made a memorable Test debut in Bristol, scoring an unbeaten 80 off 154 balls in the second innings as the Indian team followed on to draw the match. He also took four wickets for 131 runs in England's innings. He also took one wicket for 43 runs in the One Day International match against the same team. England's left-arm spinner Ecclestone was the most successful bowler in the one-off Test against India. He took eight wickets for 206 six runs at an average of 25.75 in the match. He took four wickets each in both innings. He picked up six wickets in two ODIs at an average of 12.16 and an economy rate of 3.65.
In the men's section, Conway hit a double century on his debut at Lord's in June, and he hit two half-centuries in the next two Tests, including the ICC World Test Championship final against India. He scored 379 runs at an average of 63.16. At the same time, De Kock became the 'Player of the Series' against the West Indies. He scored an unbeaten 141 in the first test and 96 in the second test. Kyle Jamieson was the World Test Champion player of the match in the final. He took seven wickets for 61 runs in the match and played a big role in the team's victory.
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