Brook, Gardner named ICC Player of the Month for December 2022

DUBAI: England’s young batter Harry Brook and top-ranked all-rounder in Women’s T20Is Ashleigh Gardner capped off a remarkable by claiming the ICC Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month Award for December 2022 respectively.

Young right-handed English batter Brook, who made an instant impact in the longest format of the game, got the reward for his consistent brilliance as he bagged the player of the month award for December 2022.

Brook accumulated 468 runs with the help of three centuries and a fifty in the away Test series against Pakistan which played a pivotal role in earning him the prestigious title and edge past Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Australia’s Travis Head.

Meanwhile, Gardner beat the other two nominees – England’s youngster Charlie Dean and New Zealand batter Suzie Bates – to end the year 2022 on a higher note as she claimed the coveted player of the month award for December.

Gardner enjoyed a splendid individual T20I series against India, amid which she picked up the joint-most seven wickets and also accumulated 115 runs at an average of more than 50.

Her all-round performance against India, not only earned her the Player of the Series Award and propelled her to the heights of the Women’s T20I All-rounder rankings to overtake West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews but she has now named the player of the month by the ICC.

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