Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, Kyle Mayers nominated for ICC ‘Player of the Month’ honour


Seasoned India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin together with England captain Joe Root and West Indies’ new batting sensation Kyle Mayers had been on Tuesday nominated for the ICC ‘Player of the Month’ for their distinctive performances in February.

Ashwin performed three Tests towards England and scored 106 in the second innings of India’s second Test victory at Chennai and took his four-hundredth Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad.

“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 launch said.

“England Test captain Joe Root makes it to the list of nominations again this month for his outstanding performance with the bat and the ball. He scored a total of 333 runs and took 6 wickets overall in the 3 Tests that he played against India,” it additional said.

Root began the sequence with an outstanding 218 in the opening Test.

From the West Indies, Test debutant Mayers performed two matches towards Bangladesh and had a match-winning knock of 210 to assist his group efficiently chase a goal of 395 at Chittagong.

In the ladies’s part, Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver of England together with Brooke Halliday of New Zealand have been nominated.


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