ICC Men’s And Women’s Player Of The Month Nominations For August Announced

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ICC Men's and Women's Player Of The Month Nominees Announced
ICC Men's and Women's Player Of The Month Nominees Announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the Player of the month for August 2021 in both the men’s and women’s cricket categories. The nominations feature a strong list of candidates sure to leave the fans divided.

The men’s player of the month nominees were no surprises as England’s Joe Root, Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi, and India’s Jasprit Bumrah were featured after their amazing performances for their respective national sides.

Shaheen Afridi, in two Tests against West Indies in August, looked like picking a wicket every time the captain trusted him with the ball and ended up picking 18 wickets in the Test series. He picked a 10-wicket haul in the second Test and helped Pakistan win the Test by 109 runs and leveled the series 1-1.

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi. Credits: Twitter

India’s Bumrah was equally excellent with his fast bowling against England in the ongoing five-Test series. He took nine wickets in the first Test but received just as many plaudits for his role with the bat in the second Test at Lord’s. He added an innings changing 89*-run partnership with Mohammad Shami that helped India set a tough target on day five and then win the Test to go 1-0 up in the series.

England captain Joe Root slammed a century in each of the first three Tests against India with his highest score being 180* and has already crossed the 500-run mark in the series. This purple patch has led to reign at the top of the ICC Test batting rankings for the first time in six years.

Joe Root
Joe Root en route to his hundred at Headingley. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Thailand’s Nattaya Boochatham, And Ireland’s Gaby Lewis And Eimear Richardson Nominated For Women’s Player Of The Month Award For August 2021

Apart from the men’s nominations, the ICC also announced the women’s nominees as well which saw the likes of Thailand’s Nattaya Boochatham, And Ireland’s Gaby Lewis and Eimear Richardson being featured for the month of August 2021 award.

Boochatham made contributions with both bat and ball in the series against Zimbabwe, which propelled her to career-best positions in the ICC Women’s T20I player rankings. Her performances helped Thailand beat Zimbabwe women 2-1 in the three-match T20I series.

Thailand’s Nattaya Boochatham. Photo- ICC
Thailand’s Nattaya Boochatham. Photo- ICC

The Ireland duo of Lewis and Richardson played a big part in Ireland’s three wins out of four in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier in August. Lewis the first T20I century for Ireland during their 164-run win over Germany. Her knock featured 11 fours and three sixes, and her 105 came off just 60 balls.

Ireland's Gaby Lewis. Photo- Twitter
Ireland’s Gaby Lewis. Photo- Twitter

Richardson was named the Player of the Tournament in Europe Qualifiers as she finished the tournament with seven wickets at an economy rate of 4.19, and aggregated 76 runs with the bat.

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