Triangular contest between R Ashwin, Joe Root & Kyle Mayers for ICC Player of the Month award

Last Modified Tuesday, 2 March 2021 (22:23 IST)
Dubai:The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the ICC Awards for the month of February to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket.
About the ICC Men’s Player of the Month February Nominees:
Ravichandran Ashwin played 3 tests against England as part of India’s ongoing series against
them. In these Tests he scored a 106 in the second innings of India’s second Test victory over
England at Chennai and took his 400th 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.
 
England Test captain 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. In the first Test against India, Root
scored a 218 to lead England to victory. From the West Indies, Test debutant Kyle Mayers
played 2 Tests against Bangladesh and scored a match-winning 210 to help the West Indies successfully chase 395 and win the first Test against Bangladesh. This performance alone is
deserving of this nomination.
About ICC Women’s Player of the Month February Nominees:
Tammy Beaumont’s unbeaten 72 helped England to a comfortable seven-wicket win against
New Zealand. She played 3 ODIs and passed fifty in each of these against New Zealand,
totalling 231 runs. Brooke Halliday of New Zealand also played 3 ODIs against England and
scored a total of 110 runs and took a total of 2 wickets in these games.
 
Brooke also went on to become just the fourth woman to score half-centuries in each of her
first two ODI matches. England’s Nat Sciver went on to take 5 wickets and score a total of 96
runs in the 3 ODIs she played against New Zealand. Nat was the leading wicket-taker in the
ODI series between New Zealand and England, and added an innings of 63 in the second
match that they won.
The ICC Player of the Month voting process:
The three nominees for each of the categories are shortlisted based on on-field performances
and overall achievements during the period of that month (the first to the last day of each calendar month).
 
This shortlist is then voted on by the independent ICC Voting Academy* and fans around the
world. The ICC Voting Academy comprising prominent members of the cricket family including
senior journalists, former players, and broadcasters and some members of the ICC Hall of
Fame.
 
The Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of the vote. Additionally, fans registered with the ICC will be able to vote via the ICC website once the
shortlisted players are announced and will have a 10% share of the vote. Winners will be
announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.
 
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 Makhaya Ntini, 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.(UNI)