- The ICC Men’s Player of the Month Nominees for March: Rashid Khan (AFG), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND), Sean Williams (ZIM)
- ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominees for March: Rajeshwari Gayakwad (IND), Lizelle Lee (SA), Punam Raut (IND)
Fans can now vote on www.icc-cricket.com for their favorite ICC Player of the Month (March).
About the ICC Men’s Player of the Month March Nominees for March:
In the month of March in men’s cricket, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan took 11 wickets as his team won the second Test against Zimbabwe and followed up with six wickets in the 3-0 T20I victory for his side. Bhuvneshwar Kumar from India played three ODIs against England where he took 6 wickets with an economy rate of 4.65. He also went on to play five T20Is against them where he took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 6.38. He was the standout bowler on either side in the white ball series between India and England.
From Zimbabwe, Sean Williams played two Tests against Afghanistan where he scored a total of 264 runs and took 2 wickets. He also went on to play three T20Is against them wherein he scored 45 runs with a strike rate of 128.57.
About ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominees for March:
In women’s cricket, Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India played five ODIs against South Africa and has been their leading wicket-taker in both the white ball series with South Africa. She took 8 wickets with an economy rate of 3.56 in the ODIs and in the three T20Is against the same opponent she took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 4.75.
From the South African camp, Lizelle Lee played four ODIs against India where she scored a century and two half-centuries to move to the top of the MRY Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.
Punam Raut of India played five ODIs against South Africa where she scored a total of 263 runs at 87.66 with a strike rate of 71.66. Punam has been India’s top run-scorer in the ODI series against South Africa, scoring a century and two half-centuries in these games.
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