Keshav Maharaj, Alyssa Healy claim prizes for April 2022

Dubai [UAE]May 9 (ANI): Australian superstar Alyssa Healy and South African spin wizard Keshav Maharaj have been voted the ICC Women’s and Men’s Players of the Month for April 2022.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Players of the Month for April 2022 on Monday.

Healy was selected as the Featured Player in April following her 170-match winning entries in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final in Christchurch, setting a record for the highest score ever achieved in any World Cup Final. in the process.

Tormenting the England bowlers early on and scoring with a strike rate of 123.18, his brilliant display in the crease led Australia to a formidable 356-for-5 total, and with England coming up short in response, he helped his team to claim their seventh ODI crown.

In being selected as the ICC Player of the Month for April, Healy becomes only the second woman to win the accolade on two separate occasions after taking her first award in April 2021. Healy was selected ahead of fellow nominees Janet Mbabazi (Uganda) and Nat Sciver. (England).

South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj is named ICC Player of the Month after enjoying a prolific spell on the ball during their recent ICC World Test Championship series victory over Bangladesh on home soil.

The spinner proved to be a constant threat to the tourists, taking 16 wickets at an average of 12.12, celebrating two seven-wicket hauls in the second inning of both Tests. His wickets were major catalysts for his team’s 2-0 series triumph, winning comfortably both times: by 220 runs at Durban and 332 runs at Gqeberha.

In securing this month’s award, Maharaj edges out fellow nominees, compatriot Simon Harmer, with whom Maharaj shared lengthy stints in tandem on his way to victory, and Jatinder Singh (Oman). (AND ME)

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