The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Women’s Player of the Month winner for April 2023. Earlier this month, the apex international body had revealed three nominees for the award featuring two Associate batters and a Zimbabwe bowling all-rounder.
Thailand’s star veteran batter Naruemol Chaiwai, Kavisha Egodage from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Zimbabwean Kelis Ndhlovu. Both Chaiwai and Ndhlovu played against each other in the recent ODI series between Thailand and Zimbabwe, where Chaiwai powered Thailand to a 3-0 series win. Similarly, Egodage exhibited her batting skills in the Victoria and Capricorn Series.
Chaiwai has been adjudged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for April 2023 for her splendid shows against Zimbabwe. She smashed two unbeaten half-centuries in the 3-0 series win. She scored 57 not out in the opening game and an undefeated 52 in the third ODI.
Notably, Chaiwai was named Player of the Series for her efforts, also contributing 55 runs in the three T20Is. Her 29 in the second T20I helped the side to a five-wicket win.
“I am deeply humbled and proud of myself to display performances worthy of the accolade.The recent series was an important series for the team and myself to cement our progression in the ODI arena. Most of all I am deeply heartened by the voices that have identified with my success.I would like to thank my family, friends and followers, near and far, across the globe for this recognition,” said Chaiwai after winning the coveted award, as quoted by ICC Cricket.
This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.