The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced England batsman Harry Brooke as the winner of the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for December 2022. Brooke made an impact in Test cricket and was rewarded for his impressive performances against Pakistan in the three-match Test series.
The right-handed batsman faced stiff competition from other nominees, including Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Australia batter Travis Head.
The 23-year-old cemented his place in the England Test team after scoring centuries in each Test match against Pakistan. Captain Ben Stokes said that the youngster has the technique to succeed in any condition across the formats, like Virat Kohli.
Brook got a whopping amount of INR 13.25 crore in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 after Sunrisers Hyderabad picked him.
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The 23-year-old batsman was instrumental in England’s 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan and was named Player of the Series after scoring 468 runs in three games with an average of 93.60 and an impressive strike rate of 93.41.
The England youngster shone in his second Test match in Rawalpindi, scoring 153 and 87 to secure a historic victory and set the tone for the rest of the series. In Jonny Bairstow’s absence, Brook performed well in the middle order and proved to be a perfect fit for the “Bazball” approach.
Brook became the eighth England batsman to score three consecutive away-match centuries. The right-handed batter made history by becoming the first English player to score 450 or more runs in a Test series in Pakistan. David Gower, who had previously set the record of 449 runs at 112.25 against Pakistan in 1984.