Best of June Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana

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Jul 9, 2024 - 19:45
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Best of June Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana

Two Indians, Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana, won the ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month awards for June. This is the first time that Indians have topped both categories in the same month.

Bumrah took 15 wickets at an average of 8.26 at an economy rate of just 4.17 in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. The fast bowler who played a major role in India's title win also won the Man of the Tournament award.

Jasprit Bumrah has edged out team-mate and India captain Rohit Sharma and World T20 highest run-scorer Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the race for June's man of the month.

Rohit scored 257 runs at a strike rate of 156.70 in the World Cup. He became the second highest run scorer of the season. His leadership also caught everyone's attention. Showed great ability to use the bowlers correctly and set up the fielders especially to get India off to a flying start in the opening.

Afghan opener Gurbaz scored the highest 281 runs. He took 6 catches as a wicketkeeper. He was instrumental in taking the team to the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time.

However, Jasprit Bumrah has surpassed these two and became the massera mainly because of his 'impact'. Especially in the final with 6 wickets in hand when South Africa needed only 30 runs from 30 balls, he turned the game around by bowling. He took 1 wicket with only 6 runs in his last 2 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah's wicket-taking streak began against Ireland in June. He took 2 wickets on the way to bowl out the Irish for just 96 runs. After that, Jasprit Bumrah won India's match against arch-rival Pakistan. He took 3 wickets for 14 runs in that match. Despite being wicketless against USA, he did not give more than 25 runs.
Jasprit Bumrah took 15 wickets in the recently concluded T20 World Cup

Jasprit Bumrah took 6 more wickets in three matches of Super Eight. Then 2 wickets each in the semi-final against England and in the final against South Africa. More importantly, his economy rate in the two biggest matches was just 4.50!

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After winning Massera's award, Jasprit Bumrah said, "I am delighted to be named the ICC Men's Player of the Month for June. After a memorable few weeks in the US and West Indies, it's a special honor for me to win it. The way we performed in the tournament and lifted the trophy was incredible. I will carry that memory forever.

Congratulating the other two nominees for June's Player of the Month and thanking the family, Jasprit Bumrah said, "At the same time I would like to congratulate my captains Rohit Sharma and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for their excellent performances. Finally, I would like to thank my family, teammates and coaches. Thanks to those who voted for me. Their support motivates us to give our best for the country.

Indian women's opener Smriti Mandhana has overtaken England's Maia Bushier and Sri Lanka's Vishmi Gunaratne in the race for June's best. The Indian women's team thrashed South Africa in the ODI series at home last month. To win the only Test by 10 wickets. Smriti Mandhana scored 343 runs and took 1 wicket in the three matches of the ODI series. After centuries in the first two matches (117 and 136) in Bengaluru, he scored 90 in the last match. And he scored 149 runs in one innings batting in Chennai Test. The 27-year-old opener deserved the Massera award after an outstanding performance with the bat.

After winning the Massera Award, Smriti Mandhana said, "I am delighted to have been selected as the ICC Women's Player of the Month for June." The way the team performed and I was able to contribute. All in all I am really happy. Hopefully we can maintain this form and I can contribute more to help India win.'' India Next Match

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