24 wickets and a match-defining hundred: Ravichandran Ashwin wins ICC Player of the Month for February 2021

24 wickets and a match-defining hundred: Ravichandran Ashwin wins ICC Player of the Month for February 2021

From grabbing 24 wickets in the month and his match-defining hundred in Chennai against England, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2021.

His impressive performance against England as part of India’s successful Test series victory made sure Ashwin was voted as the best in the list that contained English skipper Joe Root and West Indies all-rounder Kyle Mayers.

In the three Tests he has played, he scored a 106 in the second Test victory over England at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad. 

He scored a total of 176 runs across these games and took 24 wickets and Ashwin became the unanimous choice to win in the men’s category for February.

“24 wickets in February A match-defining hundred vs England ICC Men’s Player of the Month Congratulations, @ashwinravi99!” ICC wrote in a tweet congratulating Ashwin.

Commenting on Ashwin’s performance in February, Ian Bishop, who was representing the ICC Voting Academy said: “Ashwin’s consistent wicket-taking, even in helpful conditions have helped to put his team ahead in a very important series. His century in the second Test was as critical as it came when England were trying to claw their way back into the match. That knock ensured that India shut the door on the opposition.”

In the female category, England’s Tammy Beaumont – who scored 231 runs in three ODIs against New Zealand, was named as ICC’s Women’s Player of the Month for February 2021.

News Source: DNA India

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