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The nominees for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for July have been revealed.

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ICC nominees Men Player of the Month award for July 2023 include two prominent Ashes stars from England and a promising young talent from the Netherlands.

In the running for the icc nominees of the Month award for July 2023 are two standout Ashes players from England and a promising young talent hailing from the Netherlands.

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Zak Crawley (England): A Shift in Batting Prowess icc nominees

At the forefront of England’s strategic shift in batting, Zak Crawley continues to thrive in his role at the top of the order.

ICC nominees, Emerging as a pivotal figure, the right-handed batsman showcased remarkable resilience during the recently-concluded Ashes series, even against the challenging new ball. His exceptional performance throughout July truly underscored his prowess, epitomized by his standout 189-run (182-ball) inning at Old Trafford.

This remarkable inning was flanked by notable contributions. Including scores of 33 and 44 at Headingley, as well as innings of 22 and 73. These pivotal performances not only aided in leveling the five-match series at 2-2. But also garnered essential World Test Championship points at the onset of the 2023-2025 cycle. The cumulative tally for the month culminated in 412 runs, boasting an impressive average of 58.85.

Chris Woakes (England): A Series-Shifting Force

In a pivotal inclusion for the decisive third Ashes Test at Headingley. Chris Woakes was tasked with igniting a turnaround in the series momentum. And the accomplished bowling all-rounder indeed left his mark.

Stepping onto the field at 34 years of age, Woakes wasted no time. Early on the opening morning, he deftly located the outside edge of Marnus Labuschagne’s bat. Sending the right-hander back to the pavilion. Woakes’ effectiveness persisted as he secured the dismissals of Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh. Thereby limiting Australia to a modest total of 263. The veteran cricketer didn’t stop there. Adding three more crucial wickets during Australia’s second innings, contributing to their tally of 224. Notably, he concluded the match by sealing victory with a score of 32 not out, alongside Mark Wood.

Woakes’ impact extended beyond this match. As he captured five wickets in the first innings at Manchester. And amassed a total of seven wickets in the series-deciding encounter. Additionally, his valuable contributions with the bat played a pivotal role in England’s commendable series draw of 2-2. Throughout the month, Woakes displayed remarkable consistency, boasting an impressive bowling average of 18.15.

Bas de Leede (Netherlands): Emerging Powerhouse

Emerging as a rising star on the international cricket stage, Bas de Leede’s remarkable individual performance in men’s ODIs. Has secured him a place of distinction, propelling the Netherlands to a coveted Cricket World Cup berth.

Amidst heightened expectations, the 23-year-old exhibited his cricket prowess with remarkable finesse. In an exhilarating display, he claimed an impressive 5/52 with the ball and simultaneously delivered. A stunning 123-run contribution with the bat against Scotland in Bulawayo. This extraordinary effort ensured that the men in orange clinched the final tournament spot. Edging past their rivals on net run-rate. By achieving the rare five-wicket/century double. De Leede etched his name alongside illustrious cricketing luminaries like Viv Richards, Paul Collingwood, Rohan Mustafa, and Amelia Kerr.

Further underlining his versatility, de Leede compiled a noteworthy 39-run performance against Oman in another match during July. With such exceptional displays, this burgeoning all-rounder is poised to create a significant impact. Come the Cricket World Cup scheduled for October and November.

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