ICC Player of the Month Bhuvneshwar Kumar, reward for a great game against England


New Delhi: India’s senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been selected by the ICC Player of the Month for his outstanding performance in ODIs and T20 series against England in March. Let me tell you that in both these series, where England batsmen were scoring hard runs on all Indian bowlers, Bhuvi bowled very economically.

Bhuvi returns well after injury

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who returned to the Indian team after 1.5 years due to injury, took six wickets at an average of 4.65 in three ODIs against England, while he took four wickets in five T20 matches at an average of 6.38.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar told the ICC after winning the title, ‘It was a pleasure to play for India again after a long and painful break. During this time I worked a lot on my fitness and technique. Looks good for India again with the wicket.

Indians have won all three titles so far

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become the third consecutive Indian cricketer to receive this award. In January, the first prize was won by wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant while in February, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the award.

Apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and Zimbabwean Sean Williams were also in the race.

Liegel Lee won the women’s title

In the recently concluded four-match ODI series against India, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee was named the best female player topped the women’s batting rankings by scoring a century and two half-centuries. Please tell that India’s Poonam Raut and Rajeshwari Gaikwad were also in the race for the award this month.


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