West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan have been voted as the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for July 2021.
West Indies all-rounder, Stafanie Taylor, was deservingly voted the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for July 2021 through her stellar performance with both ball and bat. She led her team to win the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan in July.
In the four ODIs against Pakistan, Stafanie scored 175 runs with a strike rate of 79.18 and took three wickets with an economy rate of 3.72. Stafanie also topped the rankings for batters and all-rounders in the MRF ICC Women’s ODI Rankings earlier in July.
Commenting on her achievement, Stafanie said: “This is a bit surprising to me, winning ICC Player of the Month award for July, but I’m happy. It shows that the hard work you put in, will pay off and it did, against Pakistan, to help us win that series. We played well in both formats.”
From the men’s side, the experienced Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2021 for his stellar performance across all three formats of the game.
He produced an outstanding performance in the second ODI where he scored 96 unbeaten as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by three wickets. He was thriving with the ball in the T20Is as well as he took three wickets at an economy rate of seven along with leading his country to a series win against Zimbabwe.
Commenting on his achievement, Shakib said: “It is very humbling to be voted ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2021. There have been many outstanding performances during the month and that is why this is special for me.
“I find most pleasure and satisfaction when I contribute to wins and therefore, I am very happy to have helped in Bangladesh’s successes over the last few weeks.”