ICC Player Of The Month: Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Rajeshwari Gayakwad are among nominees

On Thursday April 8, International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the nominees for their player of the month award with Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar among its nominees. Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan and Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams were the other two nominees.

Bhuvneshwar 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 a fantastic economy rate of 6.38.

His competitor Rashid was the star performer among Afghans as well as he picked 11 wickets in the team’s second Test win against Zimbabwe while picking up six wickets in the 3-0 T20 series win against the same outfit.

Among women’s cricketers, Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the leading wicket-taker in the T20I and ODI series against South Africa with four wickets and eight wickets respectively. Punam Raut was India’s top-scored in the ODI series, which India conceded 1-4, with 263 runs at an average of 87.66; scoring a century and two fifties.

 

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 ICC batting rankings.

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