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Pant, Root named as nominees for ICC Men’s Player of the Month

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For the Men’s Player of the Month (January), India’s Rishabh Pant, England’s Joe Root, and Ireland’s Paul Stirling have been nominated while for the Women’s Player of the Month, Pakistan Diana’s Baig, South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail, and Marizanne Kapp have been nominated.

Dubai, Feb 2: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards which recognise and celebrate the best performances from cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.

For the Men’s Player of the Month (January), India’s Rishabh Pant, England’s Joe Root, and Ireland’s Paul Stirling have been nominated while for the Women’s Player of the Month, Pakistan Diana’s Baig, South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail, and Marizanne Kapp have been nominated.

Rishabh Pant played two Tests against Australia. He scored 97 at Sydney to ensure a draw before an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane led India to a historic series win.

England Captain Joe Root played two Tests against Sri Lanka, where he scored 228 and 186 and led his team to a 2-0 Test series victory. The third nominee in the category, Ireland’s Paul Stirling played two ODIs v UAE and three ODIs v Afghanistan, where he scored three centuries.

About ICC Women’s Player of the Month January Nominees:

Diana Baig of Pakistan played three ODIs and two T20Is against South Africa, where she led the wicket-takers with nine wickets in the three-match ODI series against South Africa. South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail also played three ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan and took seven wickets in the victorious ODI series against Pakistan, before taking five wickets in the second T20I against the same opposition. Her compatriot all-rounder Marizanne Kapp who is the third nominee in the category played two ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan where she made 115 runs at a strike rate of 110.57 and added three wickets in the ODI series against Pakistan.

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 Jonty Rhodes, 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

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