ICC Player of the Month: India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar nominated after phenomenal present in England collection | Cricket News

India’s tempo spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar was among the many cricketers nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) ‘Player of the Month’ award for March following his standout performances within the ODI and T20 in opposition to England.

The ICC on Thursday (April 8) introduced the nominees to recognise the very best performances from each female and male cricketers throughout all types of worldwide cricket. Besides Bhuvneshwar, the others within the males’s class included ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams. The nominees among the many girls’s comprised Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee and India’s Punam Raut.

Last month, Bhuvneshwar performed three ODIs in opposition to England where he took 6 wickets with an economic system charge of 4.65. He additionally went on to play 5 T20Is in opposition to them where he took 4 wickets with a unbelievable economic system charge of 6.38. The Sunrisers Hyderabad paceman was the standout bowler on both facet within the white ball collection between India and England.

Rashid took 11 wickets as his group received the second Test in opposition to Zimbabwe and adopted up with six wickets in a 3-0 T20I victory for his facet. From Zimbabwe, Williams performed two Tests in opposition to Afghanistan where he scored a complete of 264 runs and took 2 wickets. He additionally went on to play three T20Is in opposition to them whereby he scored 45 runs with a strike charge of 128.57.

In girls’s cricket, Rajeshwari performed 5 ODIs in opposition to South Africa and has been their main wicket-taker in each the white ball collection. She took 8 wickets with an economic system charge of three.56 within the ODIs and within the three T20Is in opposition to the identical opponent she took 4 wickets with an economic system charge of 4.75.

Raut performed 5 ODIs in opposition to South Africa where she scored a complete of 263 runs at 87.66 with a strike charge of 71.66. Raut has been India’s top run-scorer within the ODI collection in opposition to South Africa, scoring a century and two half-centuries in these video games.

From the South African camp, Lizelle performed 4 ODIs in opposition to India where she scored a century and two half-centuries to maneuver to the top of the ICC batting rankings. The three nominees for every of the classes are shortlisted primarily based on the on-field performances and total achievements through the interval of that month (the primary to the final day of every calendar month).

(with PTI inputs)

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