Shreyas Iyer named ICC ‘Player of the Month’ | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Quick-rising India batter Shreyas Iyer was on Monday voted the ICC ‘Men’s Player of the Month‘ for February, whereas New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr bagged the honour amongst ladies.
Iyer earned the award on the again of his good white-ball exploits throughout the house series towards the West Indies and Sri Lanka respectively final month.
He pipped UAE’s Vriitya Aravind and Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee to assert the honour.
The appropriate-hander struck a well-crafted, match-winning 80 within the third ODI towards the West Indies in Ahmedabad and adopted it up with a brisk 16-ball 25 within the closing recreation of the following three-match T20I sequence.
He was even higher within the T20I sequence towards Sri Lanka, aggregating 204 runs with out being dismissed throughout three innings at a extremely spectacular strike-rate of 174.36.
He registered scores of 57*(28), 74*(44) and 73*(45) throughout three video games, whereas hanging 20 fours and 7 sixes collectively in a Participant of the Sequence efficiency.
“All through the month Shreyas confirmed super consistency and management,” remarked former Sri Lanka cricketer and voting panel member Russell Arnold.
“He completely dominated opposition bowlers and proved very onerous to bowl at, scoring runs all-round the wicket and attacking the bowlers on the proper moments. What actually stood out for me was his composure as he battled for an everyday place within the India lineup.”
The 27-year-old has carried his type within the ongoing month too, having produced an excellent 92 within the first innings of the continued second Take a look at towards Sri Lanka in Bangalore.
Kerr, the 21-year-old New Zealand all-rounder, was named the Ladies’s POTM, following her supreme consistency with each bat and ball throughout the house white-ball sequence towards India.
Kerr was chosen forward of fellow nominees, India captain Mithali Raj and all-rounder Deepti Sharma for the award. The Wellington-born is already being hailed as among the finest ladies cricketers of the fashionable period.
After scoring 17 and returning 2/25 in New Zealand’s 18-run win in the one T20I, Kerr showcased exemplary expertise throughout the ODI leg to additional set up herself as a world-class cricketer.
She completed the top-run scorer within the ODI sequence with 353 runs at a staggering common of 117.67, whereas bagging seven wickets at an economic system of 5.78.
She was named the Participant of the Match within the second and fourth ODI respectively, her standout efficiency coming within the former, wherein she returned 1/43 with the ball earlier than anchoring a tense 271-run chase with a elegant unbeaten 119.
“Amelia Kerr is rising into her function as a real all-rounder within the New Zealand staff,” mentioned Isobel Joyce, the previous Eire Ladies cricketer, and a voting panel member.
“She’s been a world-class leg spinner for a lot of years, however now her batting provides much more worth to her spot within the staff and makes her among the finest cricketers on the earth.”
Kerr is an integral a part of the White Ferns set-up on the ongoing World Cup, having already racked up 111 runs and bagged 5 wickets from 4 outings so far.

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