Keegan Petersen And Heather Knight Named ICC Players Of The Month For January 2022
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South African Test batsman Keegan Petersen and England skipper Heather Knight have been named as the ICC Players of the Month for January 2022.

Keegan Petersen was nominated alongside South Africa Under-19 cricketer Dewald Brevis and Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain and he was successful in winning the award after his brilliant performance against India in the three-match Test series.

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Keegan Petersen And Heather Knight Named ICC Players Of The Month For January 2022

In the 3-match series, he batted in all 6 innings and scored 276 runs at an average of 46 with his highest score being 82 runs. Also, he scored three half-centuries in the series and was the highest run-getter as well.

Former Proteas cricketer JP Duminy lauded Petersen for his amazing performance in the high profile series against India.

Keegan Petersen
Keegan Petersen. (Photo: Twitter)

“With the hype of the series and the high expectation, the composure he showed while batting in a pivotal No.3 position was simply staggering,” said former South Africa star and member of the voting panel JP Duminy.

Heather Knight Named ICC Player Of The Month For January 2022

Heather Knight. Photo- Getty
Heather Knight. Photo- Getty

England women’s captain Heather Knight was nominated alongside Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu and West Indies star Deandra Dottin. Knight was successful in winning the ICC Player of the Month award for January 2022.

She was the highest run-getter in the one-off Ashes Test against Australia. Knight smashed sensational 168* batting at No.3 in England’s first innings. With the help of her amazing knock, England managed to secure a draw. Also, the unbeaten 168 scored by Heather Knight is the second-highest score by a captain in the history of Women’s Tests.

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that the innings played by Knight was a remarkable one as it helped England secure a draw.

“168 is the highest Test score by any female English batter against Australia in Australia,” said Irfan Pathan, member of the voting panel.

“It is also the second-highest score in women’s Tests in Australia. Her innings is made even more remarkable given its importance in securing the draw for England in the only Test.”

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