The torch bearer of Gabba Win, Shamar Joseph became the ICC Player of the Month for January 2024 right in his debut month for West Indies. He also became the first West Indies Player to win the ICC Player of the Month Award. The year 2024 is special for Joseph as he is the one who led the West Indies to a Gabba win. After that historic win, he received an IPL contract followed by a PSL deal. Cherry on the cake is his ICC Player of the Month Award for his outstanding performance in January.
How did Shamar Joseph won the Player of the Month Award?
Shamar Joseph’s seven-wicket haul has helped West Indies to script history at the Gabba as the Windies could beat Australia by 8 runs in the second Test in Brisbane. The win marked West Indies’ first win on the Australian soil in 27 years. After his stunning performance in the Australia Test series, he will now prove his prowess in the IPL 2024 playing for the Lucknow Super Giants franchise.
“Joseph will join LSG for Rs 3 Crore. The speedster was recently at the forefront during West Indies’ Test win at the Gabba. He picked 7 wickets in the 2nd innings to script a historic win in Australia for West Indies. This will be Joseph’s first stint in the IPL,” IPL stated in an official statement.
A Glimpse of Shamar Joseph’s rewarding stint in the AUS vs WI Test series
During his debut match, Joseph grabbed the eyeballs by scalping the wicket of Australian batter Steve Smith right on his first delivery. Joseph went on to take four Australian wickets on his debut in Adelaide ending with fantastic figures of 5-94. He followed his stunning figures with a solid show with the bat by contributing scores of 36 & 15 coming to bat at No 11.
The star player also contributed to West Indies’ win over Australia in the second Test with bowling figures of 7-68 & guiding West Indies to their first Test win in Australia since 1997. He has amassed 57 runs at 28.50 in two Tests & grabbed 13 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 17.30.