New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway and English spinner Sophie Ecclestone have been voted the ICC Player of the Month of June. Devon Conway became the first Kiwi player to win the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award. The batsman had an astounding first month in Test cricket. Devon scored a brilliant double century on debut against England at Lord’s. He then followed it up with two half-centuries in his next two games. This also includes the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final in Southampton.
I am truly honored to win this award: Devon Conway
Devon Conway won the award ahead of team-mate Kyle Jamieson. Kyle Jamieson was the Man of the Match in the final against India for his five-for in the first innings. He then picked up two wickets in the second innings.
Talking about England spinner Sophie Ecclestone, she was brilliant in the series against India. She became the second English female player to win the award after Tammy Beaumont. Tammy was voted player of the month in February. Sophie Ecclestone defeated Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana and young opening batter Shafali Verma for the coveted award. The left-arm spinner returned figures of 4/88 and 4/118 in the one-off Test against the India cricket team. She then picked up six wickets in the first two ODI games against India in the month of June.
ICC Voting Academy for June 2021
Afghanistan: Hameed Qayoomi and Javed Hamim; South Africa: Firdose Moonda and Makhaya Ntini; Bangladesh: Tarek Mahmud and Mohammad Isam; Ireland: Ian Callender and Isobel Joyce; India: Annesha Ghosh and VVS Laxman; Australia: Melinda Farrell and Lisa Sthalekar; New Zealand: Mark Geenty and John Wright; England: Elizabeth Ammon and Claire Taylor; Pakistan: Faizan Lakhani and Ramiz Raja; Sri Lanka: Neville Victor Anthony and Russel Arnold; Zimbabwe: Tristan Holme and Mpumelelo Mbangwa; West Indies: Ian Bishop and Merissa Aguilleira; Others: Paul Radley and Dirk Nannes.