Australia's David Warner celebrates his fifty runs during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner celebrates his fifty runs during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the Player of the Month award for November 2021 for both the men’s and women’s cricketers. The men’s cricketers to be nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award for November 2021, apart from Australia’s David Warner were Pakistani opener Abid Ali and New Zealand bowler Tim Southee.

The winner of the ICC Player of the Month Award for November went to Australia’s David Warner. The left-hander won the Player of the tournament performance in Australia’s T20 World Cup 2021 victory. He was also named the Player of the tournament for his excellent performances including two crucial fifties in November in the World Cup and a highest score of 89* against West Indies.

David Warner
David Warner. Credits: Twitter

 “David was back to his scintillating best during the T20 WC and his aggression at the top of the order was outstanding. His 209 runs at a strike rate of 151 in four innings simply tells the story. There was no recovering from the early onslaught by Warner and his stroke play was pleasing to the eye,” said Russel Arnold, member of the voting panel to the ICC.

In all, he scored 289 runs at an average of 48.16 and a strike rate of 146.70 in seven matches. Four of those came in the period under consideration for the award, during which he scored 209 runs at a stunning strike rate of 151.44.

Hayley Matthews Beats Anam Amin And Nahida Akhter To Win The ICC Women’s Player Of The Month Award For November 2021

For the women’s award, West Indies’ Hayley Matthews emerged victorious over Pakistan’s Anam Amin and Bangladesh’s Nahida Akhter.

David Warner And Hayley Matthews Win The ICC Player Of The Month Award For November 2021 David Warner And Hayley Matthews Win The ICC Player Of The Month Award For November 2021 David Warner And Hayley Matthews Win The ICC Player Of The Month Award For November 2021 David Warner And Hayley Matthews Win The ICC Player Of The Month Award For November 2021

Matthews was a prolific scorer for her side in four ODIs in November – three in the bilateral series against Pakistan and one in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Ireland. She scored 141 runs and claimed nine wickets, including a stunning 4/26 against Pakistan in Karachi.

West Indies women's cricketer Hayley Matthews. Photo- Twitter
West Indies women’s cricketer Hayley Matthews. Photo- Twitter

 “Hayley was the star of the tournament, performing with both bat and ball. Her all-round performance was one of the reasons the West Indies won against Pakistan, and she deserves to be the women’s Player of the Month,” said voting panel member Irfan Pathan.

This was the second time Matthews has been nominated for the Player of the Month award – she was last in contention for the award in July, when the West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor won the prize.

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