The names of the players for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month awards for January 2023 have been revealed by the ICC following a thrilling conclusion to the first-ever ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa and a memorable month of cricket.
The ICC Player of the Month honors recognize the best cricketers who performed internationally in the previous month, and the roster for January 2023 include both seasoned veterans and bright youngsters who are fighting for the title.
Two extremely dependable preteen young guns are on the shortlist for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month Award for January 2023. Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney and Grace Scrivens have been nominated for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month (January).
In the three one-day international matches against Pakistan in January, the teenage sensation made a dramatic entry into the international facade by scoring an astounding 154 runs while only being dismissed once. Litchfield made her debut in Brisbane’s first game of the series, scoring an unbeaten 78 while being cool-headed.
She then followed it up in the second game with an even more remarkable inning of 67*. Despite Litchfield being dismissed for only 9 runs in the third and final game of the series in Sydney, the 19-year-old nevertheless ended up with an astounding ODI average of 154 after just three 50-over encounters on the international stage.
Mooney was only out for one run in the opening ODI against Pakistan, but the 29-year-old batswoman responded like many quality players do by scoring a succession of commendable knocks to win the Player of the Series title.
In the series finale in Sydney, Mooney struck the third ODI century of her career while gorging on Pakistan’s helpless bowlers, building on the unbeaten 57* she earned in the second game in Brisbane.
The young Englishwoman shown maturity beyond her years when she led her team to the final of the first Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa last month. With Scrivens’ three half-centuries, 293 runs, and nine key wickets, England went undefeated to face India in the finals at Potchefstroom.
Even though things didn’t go as expected for Scrivens and England in the final, the 19-year-old can at least be proud of the stellar incessant performances she delivered on the big stage in what appeared to be the start of a great international career.