Joe Root, Ireland women’s star Eimear Richardson win ICC ‘Player of the Month’ awards for August | Cricket News
Among women, Ireland all terrain Eimear richardson collected the award for the last month.
Root scored 507 runs in three Tests against India in August, including three major centuries, and the form propelled him to the top of the Test Rankings for hitters. The five-match series ended abruptly when the Final Test had to be canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
“With the expectation and responsibility on his shoulders as captain, I was really impressed with the way he led from the front with the bat and became the world’s number one test hitter,” said former South African player JP Duminy . one of the ICC Voting Academy panelists said in a statement.
Richardson overcame stiff competition from teammate Gaby Lewis and Nattaya Boochatham of Thailand.
Richardson made a great display at the European Qualifier for the Women’s T20 World Cup last month, leading to her being named the ‘Player of the Tournament’.
She took seven wickets at a 4.19 economy rate in the tournament, including major spells of 2/6 in the opener against Germany and 2/24 against group-leading Scotland.
They also came back 2/0 and 1/22 against France and the Netherlands respectively, as Ireland came second in their group.
His contributions went beyond the ball. She scored a crucial 49-ball 53 in her last game against the Netherlands and totaled 76 runs in the tournament, a comeback that placed her in the top five of the race charts.
“It was very exciting to be nominated for the ICC ‘Player of the Month’ in August and now being voted the winner is amazing and sobering,” said Richardson.
“It was great to contribute to the overall performance of the team in the European Qualifiers and we hope we have done enough to move on to the next stage and compete on a world level again.”
Richardson’s performances were praised by Pommie Mbangwa of the ICC Zimbabwe Voting Academy.
“What any team wants is for players to stand up at critical moments and Eimear’s (Richardson’s) contributions with bat and ball have come at the right time, they have been consistent and particularly meaningful.”