Shamar Joseph is having a dream run of his life. The speedster has been named the Men’s Player of the Month. He had a dream debut as he impressive start to their international career he was named the Player of the Series against Australia and was the key to winning the 2nd Test against Australia. He picked 13 wickets in just two games. His introduction to the longest format of the game was worth remembering as he picked Steve Smith as his first international wicket.
The 24-year-old speedster surpassed Josh Hazelwood and Ollie Pope. He claimed five wickets in the first innings in Adelaide, taking the prized wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green along with Smith. In the 2nd Test, he showed an unforgettable display of fast bowling, taking seven for 68 and helping the Windies to win a Test in the Aussie land since 1997.
The pacer for his performance got his first Indian Premier League (IPL) as he joined Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for some 3 crore INR. Ahead of that he also got a Pakistan Super League (PSL) contract. Amy Hunter has been named as the Women's Player of the Month. The Irish wicket-keeper batter smashed 101 runs off 66 balls in the 1st T20I and then scored 77 and 42 runs in the second and third.
I am extremely delighted to win this award: Shamar Joseph
Shamar Joseph, said, "I am extremely delighted to win this award. To get such an award on the world stage feels special. I totally enjoyed every moment of that experience playing for West Indies in Australia, especially the magic of the final day at the Gabba. Taking the wicket to win the match was a dream!"
"It was a truly memorable moment for me, and I just want to continue to work hard and deliver more match-winning performances for the West Indies with the ball; and when required also with the bat. I want to say special thanks to the teammates and support staff in Australia who backed me from the start to get the job done. I will be the one receiving the award, but this is also for the team, and all the fans in the West Indies as well."