ICC Player of the Month: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the nominees of the ICC Player of the Month for February 2022. A total of three men and women players have found nominations for the title based on their performance in international cricket.
ICC Men’s Player of the month February 2022:
India’s Shreyas Iyer, followed by Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee, and Vriitya Anand from the UAE are nominated for the ICC men’s player of the month. Shreyas Iyer was the star of India during the T20I series against Sri Lanka where he finished as the highest scorer in the three-match T20I series. Iyer aggregated 204 runs in three matches backed by three consecutive half-centuries at a strike rate of 175.35.
During February, India played West Indies and Sri Lanka and beat both the teams with complete domination and handed them a series whitewash.
Vriitya Aravind from the UAE rose to fame during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A. Aravind played a crucial role in helping the UAE qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. He scored 267 runs at an average of 89.00 and a strike rate of 154.33 including 97* runs to knock off 67 balls.
Dipendra Singh Airee too earned the nomination owing to his performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A in Oman. He finished with 159 runs and three wickets in the tournament, playing for his side Nepal.
ICC Women’s Player of the month:
Amelia Kerr from New Zealand earned the nomination following her performance during the ODI series against India, where she finished as the highest run scorer. She scored 353 runs at an average of 117.66 and strike-rate of 97.51 and took seven wickets with the ball.
Mithali Raj from India enjoyed the taste of her good form during the ODI series against the White Ferns, where she finished as the leading run-scorer for India. She scored 232 runs, including three fifties, at an average of 77.33 and strike rate of 82.56.
Deepti Sharma is the 2nd Indian cricket player to have been nominated for the player of the month following her all-round performance. She finished as the leading wicket-taker in the India vs NZ women ODI series. She took 10 wickets in the series and scored 116 runs in five matches including a four-wicket haul in the 2nd ODI.