In a recent piece of news on Tuesday, February 13, the Cricket Governing Body announced the winners of the Player of the Month award for January 2024. The shortlists for the January month were announced last week by the apex cricket council. Notably, the Player of the Month award is given to the star performers across the cricketing world.
In the recent announcement of the winners, young West Indies pace bowling sensation Shamar Joseph has been named as the Men’s Player of the Month award for his iconic and remarkable performance in the Gabba Test against Australia.
On the other hand, young Ireland batter Amy Hunter won the Women’s Player of the Month award owing to her brilliant batting performances in the shortest format of the game in a series against Zimbabwe.
"I enjoyed every moment of that experience playing for West Indies in Australia" - Shamar Joseph after Winning Player of the Month
Young Caribbean pace sensation Shamar Joseph expressed his happiness after winning the Men’s Player of the Month award for his bowling heroics against Australia in Australia.
“I am extremely delighted to win this award. To get such an award on the world stage feels special. I enjoyed every moment of that experience playing for West Indies in Australia, especially the magic of the final day at the Gabba. Taking the wicket to win the match was a dream!” said Joseph after winning the award.
“It was a truly memorable moment for me, and I just want to continue to work hard and deliver more match-winning performances for the West Indies with the ball; and when required also with the bat,” he added later.
Furthermore, Amy Hunter expressed her feelings after getting named as the Women’s Player of the Month award for his amazing and sensational batting performances in T20Is against Zimbabwe.
“It’s an honour to win the Women’s Player of the Month award for January. To be on a shortlist alongside two of the world’s best is something that I am immensely proud of,” said Hunter.
“It’s been an amazing start to the year, with two convincing series wins against Zimbabwe. I am pleased to have been able to contribute to the team’s success and hope to continue to do so,” she added later.