Shubman Gill was named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for September 2023© AFP
Indian batter Shubman Gill was named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for September 2023 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday. After accruing 480 ODI runs at a median of 80 in September, Gill overcame quick bowler Mohammed Siraj and England’s opener Dawid Malan to win the prize. Gill scored 302 runs at a median of 75.5 on the Asia Cup, together with an unbeaten 27* when India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets.
With 178 runs in two innings, the right-hand batter was spectacular in opposition to Australia within the ODI collection at house earlier than the World Cup.
He scored a century in opposition to Australia (104) within the second of these ODIs, after smashing a ton in opposition to Bangladesh (121) throughout the Asia Cup for 2 a whole lot in September.
Additionally, Gill scored three half-centuries within the earlier month and was solely out for lower than fifty from eight innings on two events.
The 24-year-old is ranked No. 2 within the ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings and has a exceptional report in ODIs, scoring 1917 runs in 35 video games at a median of 66.1 and a strike charge of 102.84.
Gill has missed India’s opening matches of the Cricket World Cup attributable to sickness however looms as pivotal to the hosts’ probabilities of lifting the trophy for the primary time since 2011.
Reacting to his award win, Gill mentioned as quoted by ICC, “I am delighted to have won the ICC Player of the Month award for the month of September. It’s a great privilege to represent India at the international level and contribute towards the team’s cause. This award will further motivate me to continue to seek excellence and make the country proud.
“I managed to make a useful contribution in the direction of the crew which had the fortune of successful the Asia Cup 2023 after which, observe it up with an ODI collection win in opposition to Australia in September. I take this chance to thank all my teammates, household and the coaches, with out whom this achievement wouldn’t have been doable.”
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