The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Australia’s run-machine Rachael Haynes were named the ICC Men’s and Women’s Players of the Month for March 2022. Fans can continue to vote every month for their favourite male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket as part of the ICC Player of the Month initiative.
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In the men’s category:
Azam had several thrilling batting displays in Pakistan’s multi-format series against Australia recently. He amassed 390 runs in the three-Test series, which the hosts lost 0-1. Azam received the award ahead of West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite and Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins, and in doing so, became the first player to win the ICC Men’s ‘Player of the Month’ award on two occasions, after being crowned back in April 2021.
Among the women category:
Rachael Haynes had a formidable set of displays on the road to Australia’s seventh ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup trophy. She scored 429 runs in eight games at an average of 61.28, her feats at the top of the order proving crucial to her side’s unbeaten run to the final, where they thrashed England to lift the trophy at Christchurch in New Zealand. She overcame fellow nominees Sophie Ecclestone (England) and Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa) for the award.
About the award:
The International Cricket Council (ICC) presents the ICC Player of the Month to recognise male and female cricketers who have best performed across all forms of international cricket in a particular month.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- ICC Chairman: Greg Barclay;
- ICC CEO: Geoff Allardice;
- ICC Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
- ICC Founded: 15 June 1909.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Who is the ICC Player of the Month in 2021?
Ans. The list of ICC player of the moth in 2021 is:
● January: Men- Rishabh Pant (IND) Women- Shabnim Ismail (SA)
● February: Men- Ravishandran Ashwin (IND) Women- Tammy Beaumont (ENG)
● March: Men- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND) Women- Lizelle Lee (SA)
● April: Men- Babar Azam (PAK)Women- Alyssa Healy (AUS)
● May: Men- Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) Women- Kathryn Bryce (SCO)
● June: Men- Devon Conway (NZ) Women- Sophie Ecclestone (ENG)
● July: Men- Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Women- Stafanie Taylor (WI)
● August: Men- Joe Root (ENG) Women- Eimear Richardson (Ireland)
● September: Men- Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal) Women- Heather Knight (ENG)
● October: Men- Asif Ali (PAK) Women- Laura Delany (IRE)
● November : Men- David Warner (AUS)Women- Hayley Matthews (WI)
● December: Men- Ajaz Patel (NZ)Women- Hayley Matthews (WI)
Q2. Who won the ICC Player of the Year Award 2021?
Ans. Men- Shaheen Afridi (PAK), Women- Tammy Beamont (ENG)
Q3. Who is the ICC player of the Month March?
Ans. Men- Baber Azam (PAK), Women- Rachael Haynes (AUS)
Q4. Who won the ICC player of the month February 2021?
Ans. Men- Shreyas Iyer, Women- Amelia Kerr (NZ)