The International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month Awards was been launched in January 2021. To recognize and celebrate the best performances across all formats of international cricket throughout the year. The Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month awards are decided by an independent Voting Academy. It comprises of former players from around the world.
Player of the month for August 2021 has been announced by the ICC for both the men’s and women’s cricket categories. However the nominations feature a trilling list of sports personalities that will confuse Fans to vote. As every candidate is commendable and is at its best stats by far. Nominations assures to leave the fans divided.
Fans can Vote of ICC’s official website.
The men’s player of the month nominees were no surprises as India’s spectacular Pace bowlers and now the incredible tail enders batsmen Jasprit Bumrah is part of the nomination. Adding on to it, England Skipper Joe Root and furthermore Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi are featured after their amazing performances for their respective national sides.
Bumrah, the way he bowling right now, even he was not in his rhythm after 2019 WC.. & also giving his contribution with bat too .. pic.twitter.com/a1N8P2dEnG
— Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) September 6, 2021
India’s Bumrah was equally excellent with his fast bowling against England in the ongoing five-Test series. He took nine wickets in the first Test but received just as many plaudits. Off course for his role with the bat in the second Test at Lord’s. He added an innings changing 89*-run partnership with Mohammad Shami. It helped India set a tough target on day five and then win the Test to go 1-0 up in the series.
— Nikita Malviya🇮🇳 (@NKMalviya19) September 6, 2021
England captain Joe Root slammed a century in each of the first three Tests against India with his highest score being 180* and has already crossed the 500-run mark in the series. This purple patch has led to reign at the top of the ICC Test batting rankings for the first time in six years.
— 🅐🅑 Awan 🏅 (@ISHTIAQ_SARWARR) September 6, 2021
Shaheen Afridi, in two Tests against West Indies in August. It looked like picking a wicket every time the captain trusted him with the ball and ended up picking 18 wickets in the Test series. He picked a 10-wicket haul in the second Test. It helped Pakistan win the Test by 109 runs and leveled the series 1-1.