International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the nomination for ICC player of the month of February for best performance in the month of February
The nomination for best performance from both the male and feminine cricketers across all formats of international cricket.
India’s wicket-keeper Batsman Rishabh Pant and South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail won the ICC Player of the Month for January 2021
ICC Men’s Player of the Month February Nominees:
- Ravichandran Ashwin, who played 3 tests against England as part of India’s ongoing series against them. In these Tests, he scored a 106 within the second innings of India’s second Test victory over England at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket within the third Test victory at Ahmedabad. Scoring a complete of 176 runs across these games with taking a complete of 24 wickets
- England Test captain Joe Root makes it to the list of nominations again this month for his outstanding performance with the bat and therefore the ball. He scored a complete of 333 runs and took 6 wickets overall within the 3 Tests that he played against India. In the first Test against India, Root scored a 218 to steer England to victory.
- Test debutant Kyle Mayers played 2 Tests against Bangladesh and scored a match-winning 210 to assist the West Indies successfully chase 395 and win the primary Test against Bangladesh. This performance alone is deserving of this nomination.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month February Nominees:
- Tammy Beaumont’s unbeaten 72 helped England to a cushty seven-wicket win against New Zealand. She played 3 ODIs and passed fifty in each of those against New Zealand, totaling 231 runs.
- Brooke Halliday of latest Zealand also played 3 ODIs against England and scored a complete of 110 runs and took a complete of two wickets in these games. Brooke also went on to become just the fourth woman to attain half-centuries in each of her first two ODI matches.
- England’s Natalie Sciver went on to require 5 wickets and score a complete of 96 runs within the 3 ODIs she played against New Zealand.
ICC Player of the Month voting process:
Every month, three nominees for each category would be decided by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee. These nominations would be based on performances and overall achievements of cricketers during a calendar month.
This nominated shortlist would next be voted for by the autonomous Voting Academy as well as cricket fans across the globe. The Voting Academy would submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share in the total votes.
ICC Voting Academy for ICC Player of the Month January 2021:
Afghanistan: Hameed Qayoomi and Javed Hamim, Australia: Adam Collins and Lisa Sthalekar, Bangladesh: Tarek Mahmoud and Mohammad Isam, England: Kalika Mehta and Claire Taylor, Ireland: Ian Callender and Isobel Joyce, India: Mona Parthsarathi and VVS Laxman, New Zealand: Mark Geenty and John Wright, Pakistan: Sohail Imran and Ramiz Raja, South Africa: Firdose Moonda and Jonty Rhodes, Sri Lanka: Champika Fernando and Russel Arnold, West Indies: Ian Bishop and Andy Roberts, Zimbabwe: Tristan Holme and Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Others: AKS Satish and Preston Mommsen