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ICC announces nominations for February’s Player of the Month

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).

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday (March 2) announced the nominations for the ICC Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month for February.

ICC Men’s Player of the Month Feb Nominees: 

  • Ravichandran Ashwin (India): The Indian all-rounder is in the form of his life as he scored 176 runs across these games and took a total of 24 wickets in the first three Tests against England. This includes a 106 run inning in the second Test in which he also took eight wickets across both innings in the same match.
  • Joe Root (England): The England captain was in fine form in the previous month as he slammed 333 runs and took 6 wickets in the three Tests against India. This includes a double century in the first Test at Chennai and a five-wicket haul in the pink ball Test at Ahmedabad.
  • Kyle Mayers (West Indies): The left-hander made a great start to his career when he hit 210 runs in his debut Test to help his team defeat Bangladesh.  He was the sixth batsman in history to achieve this feat.

ICC Women’s Player of the Month Feb Nominees: 

  • Tammy Beaumont (England): The Englishwoman has played three ODIs and has scored a half-century in each of them. Her 72 run inning helped her team defeat New Zealand.
  • Brooke Halliday (New Zealand): Halliday became the fourth woman in cricket to score consecutive half-centuries in her first two matches as she scored 110 runs and took two wickets against England.
  • Nat Sciver (England): Sciver was the leading wicket-taker in the England-New Zealand series with five scalps to her name. She also played a 62 run inning in the second ODI.

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 members:

Afghanistan: Hameed Qayoomi and Javed Hamim

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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

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Zimbabwe: Tristan Holme and Mpumelelo Mbangwa

Others: AKS Satish and Preston Mommsen

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