Angelo Mathews has been voted as the International Cricket Council Men's Player of the Month for May ©Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews and Pakistan’s Tuba Hassan were voted as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Players of the Month for May.

Mathews’ form during the ICC World Test Championship series win over Bangladesh played a key role as the 35-year-old was voted ICC Men’s Player of the Month.

The former skipper scored 344 runs at an average of 172 overs in two Tests, including a 199 in the draw at Chattogram, and an unbeaten 145 in Mirpur.

His innings in the second Test helped Sri Lanka post 506 and register a 10-wicket win to gain valuable ranking points in the ICC World Test Championship standings.

Mathews also became the first Sri Lankan to get the award since its inception in January 2021.

"I am absolutely honoured and delighted to be the ICC Men’s Player of the Month," Mathews said.  

"I would like to congratulate Asitha Fernando and Mushfiqur Rahim who were front runners for this award, on their spectacular performances.

"I am grateful for the opportunity, and I wish to thank the almighty, my teammates, support staff, and fans for believing in me and supporting me as always.

"I would like to dedicate this to the people of Sri Lanka.

"Let's never stop believing."

Hassan’s successful debut international outing with the ball against Sri Lanka earned her the ICC Women’s Player of the Month.  

The 21-year-old was the Player of the Series and took five wickets at an average of 8.8 and an economy rate of 3.66 in the three-game T20I series.

Her best performance came in her international debut in Karachi, where she got three wickets for eight, limiting Sri Lanka to 106, and helping Pakistan to a comfortable six-wicket win.

"Tuba has shown a lot of confidence and skill to make an impact for Pakistan in her debut series," former Pakistan international and member of the voting panel Sana Mir said.

"She has been working hard for some time and it is really heart-warming to see her celebrating success in her first series for Pakistan."

Hassan also became the first female player from Pakistan to win in the award.