Dubai, 7 February (Agency)
Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj and opener Shubman Gill received nominations for the ICC Cricketer of the Month award on Tuesday. New Zealand opener Devon Conway is the third player in the running for the award having scored three centuries and two half-centuries across formats so far this year. Gill has been impressive in both the white-ball formats over the past month while Siraj has been impressive in ODIs with the new ball in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
Gill played the first T20 against Sri Lanka in Mumbai scoring only seven runs but scored 46 runs in the third match. After this, scored 70, 21 and 116 runs in three ODIs. In the first ODI against New Zealand at Hyderabad, he scored 208 runs in 149 balls when no batsman could cross 28 from the other end. He became the youngest cricketer to score a double century in ODI cricket.
Siraj, on the other hand, took two wickets for 30 runs in seven overs in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. After this, he took three and four wickets in the next two matches respectively. Against New Zealand at Hyderabad he took four wickets and in the second match took one wicket for just ten runs in six overs.