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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Nominated for ICC Player of the Month

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Friday, 9th April 2021

April 9, 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday the names of the contenders for the Player of the Month award. Among the Indian cricketers was Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the men’s division for his outstanding performance in the recent series against England.

Other cricketers of Team India who received the prestigious nominations are Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Punam Raut in their respective categories for giving stellar game performances this past month.

While the Indian men’s cricket team pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been recognised for his performances in the white-ball series against England, Gayakwad and Raut have been identifies for performing well against South Africa in the home series.

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In the five-match T20I series against England, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had taken four critical wickets with an economy rate of 6.38. In the three-match ODI series also he exhibited his heroics by nabbing 6 wickets with an economy rate of 4.65. This was after his return from a year- long break due to injuries.

Raut has been nominated for her performance on the batting side where she scored 263 runs at an average of 87.66 from the five ODIs that she played against South Africa while Gayakwad has been recognised for outstanding balling performance where she took a total of 12 wickets in the two white-ball series combined.

Other nominations in the men’s category include Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams and in the women’s category include South Africa’s Lizelle Lee.

In March Rashid Khan had taken 11 wickets as his team won the second Test against Zimbabwe. This was followed up with six wickets in the 3-0 T20I victory for Afghanistan.

Sean Williams from Zimbabwe is being rewarded for his performance in the two Tests he played against the team of Afghanistan where he scored a total of 264 runs and took 2 wickets. He then went on to play three T20Is against them wherein he scored 45 runs with a strike rate of 128.57.

South Africa’s celebrated woman cricketer Lizelle Lee played four ODIs against team India and put up scores of one century and two half-centuries which catapulted her to the top spot in the ICC ODI batting rankings.

Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan will play for Hyderabad in the upcoming IPL, which is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 9 in Chennai.

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