ICC Player of the Month nominations for March announced
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the nominees for the ICC Player of the Month Awards for the month of March to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket.
The ICC Men’s Player of the Month Nominees for March: Rashid Khan (AFG), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND), Sean Williams (ZIM) ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominees for March: Rajeshwari Gayakwad (IND), Lizelle Lee (SA), Punam Raut (IND)
Fans can now vote on www.icc-cricket.com/awards for their favourite ICC Player of the Month (March).
In women’s cricket, Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India played five ODIs against South Africa and has been their leading wicket-taker in both the white ball series with South Africa. She took 8 wickets with an economy rate of 3.56 in the ODIs and in the three T20Is against the same opponent she took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 4.75.
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 MRY Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.
Punam Raut of India played five ODIs against South Africa where she scored a total of 263 runs at 87.66 with a strike rate of 71.66. Punam has been India’s top run-scorer in the ODI series against South Africa, scoring a century and two half-centuries in these games.
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.