ICC Player of the Month (February) Ashwin, Root and Kyle Mayers nominated.
ICC Player of the Month: Team India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, England Test skipper Joe Root and West Indies new batting sensation Kyle Mayers have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award for the outstanding performances in the month of February.
International Cricket Council earlier this year started an initiative to promote the best performances of the month in the Cricketing field. The winner of the inaugural ICC Player of the Month award was Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. The left-handed batsman showed tremendous grit and confidence against Australia to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy in January.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin scored a brilliant century against England in the second test in front of his home crowd in Chennai and also picked his 400th wickets in Test cricket in the penultimate test match. He was also rewarded as the Man of the Match in the second test game against England.
“Scoring a total of 176 runs across these games with taking a total of 24 wickets, Ashwin is the deserving candidate to be nominated in the men’s category for February,” the ICC release stated.
England test skipper Joe Root again found his way to the awards nominee list. Root in the test series against India amassed brilliant 333 runs with the bat which also involves one sizzling test double ton. Performing with the ball, Root picked six wickets which include a five-for.
The West Indies test debutant, Kyle Mayers scored a match-winning knock of 210 runs against Bangladesh and chased down 395 total with ease in Chittagong.
While in the Women’s list, English cricketer Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver alongside Brooke Halliday from New Zealand are nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award.