After outstanding performances, Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews were named the men’s and women’s ICC Players of the Month for November on Monday. Warner received the men’s prize ahead of Pakistan opener Abid Ali and New Zealand seam bowler Tim Southee, thanks to his significant contributions in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which Australia won for the first time.

Matthews received the women’s award ahead of left-arm spinners Anam Amin of Pakistan and Nahida Akter of Bangladesh for her all-around performance in the ODIs. Warner was nominated for the trophy for the first time after his Player of the Tournament performance in the recent T20 World Cup, in which he smashed 53 in the final against New Zealand after scoring 49 in the semifinal against Pakistan.

In a previous Super 12 match against the West Indies, he was selected Player of the Match for a scorching 89 not out off 56 balls. During that time, Warner scored 209 runs at an average of 69.66 and a strike rate of 151.44 in four T20Is. “During the T20 World Cup, David was back to his sparkling best, and his aggression at the top of the order was remarkable. The fact that he scored 209 runs in four innings while striking out at a rate of 151 reveals the whole tale,” Russel Arnold, a jury member, had this to say about Warner.

Warner’s early onslaught was unstoppable, and his stroke play was aesthetically appealing. Matthews was nominated for the award for the second time and won it. In July, she was nominated alongside her captain, Stafanie Taylor, who was the winner at the time.

During that time, Matthews scored 141 runs and took nine wickets at an average of 13.11 runs per wicket. In a series win against Pakistan, she scored 57 runs and took three for 31 in the first game before taking four for 26 in the second.

“Hayley was the show-stopper, hitting home runs with both bat and ball. Her all-around effort was a key factor in the West Indies’ victory over Pakistan, and she is deserving of the Women’s Player of the Month award,” Irfan Pathan, a panel member, had this to say about Matthews. The monthly awards, which were introduced in January, are decided by a combination of votes made by retired players, renowned journalists, and global cricket fans.