Motie Nominated For Player Of The Month

The International Cricket Council has revealed the shortlists of nominees for the ICC Player of the Month awards in celebration of the outstanding performers from international competition in May and there is a West Indian in the mix.

Gudakesh Motie earns a nomination after his Player of the Series exploits in their whitewash series triumph over South Africa. He is nominated along side pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan and Ireland wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker.

According to a release from the ICC, left-arm spinner Motie enjoyed plenty of success in the home series against South Africa in May, taking eight wickets across three matches at an average of 8.50, as the hosts sealed a statement 3-0 victory in Jamaica. Motie took three for 25 in the opening contest to restrict South Africa’s chase and he backed that performance up with another impressive spell of three for 22 to stifle the middle order in the second fixture. Another two wickets in the final match turned the tide in favour of the West Indies once more and allowed the 29-year-old to claim the Player of the Series accolade.

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