Mayers, Ashwin nominated for February awards
Kyle Mayers (West Indies), Joe Root (England) and Ravichandran Ashwin (India) have been nominated for men’s ICC Player of the Month awards for February.
England’s Nat Sciver and Tammy Beaumont, and New Zealand’s Brooke Halliday are the three nominated for women’s February awards.
Mayers set a stunning record of becoming the first debutant man to score double hundred in the fourth innings. He smashed unbeaten 210 runs to pull off 395 runs against Bangladesh in Chattogram, the highest successful chase in Asia.
Root showcased a rare all-round performance in the Test series against India – a 218 in the first Test in Chennai to take his side to 217-run victory in Chennai and a maiden five-for (5/8) in the pink-ball Test match in Ahmedabad.
The Englishman was nominated for January awards previously, for having a stellar two-Test tour with the bat in Sri Lanka.
Ashwin became the fourth Indian and the 16th overall to pick 400 Test wickets during the third Test in Ahmedabad. He starred with the bat in the previous match in Chennai, scoring a fifth Test ton alongside eight wickets in the match (five in the first innings, three in the second).
World’s No.1 ODI batter in women’s rankings, Beaumont amassed 231 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand. Her teammate Sciver scored 96 runs and took 5 wickets in the series.
Halliday, who made her debut for New Zealand, became only the fourth female cricketer to score half-centuries in each of the first two ODI innings. With 110 runs, she took two wickets as well in the series against England.