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Rishabh Pant, Root nominated for ICC Player of the Month

The (ICC) announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards, in which India’s Rishabh Pant and England’s Joe Root got nominated in the men's category.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Feb 2021 1:59 PM GMT

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the inaugural Awards, in which India's Rishabh Pant and England's Joe Root have found a place in the men's category. Pant played two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 at Sydney to ensure a draw before an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane that led India to a historic Border-Gavaskar series win.

Root, on the other hand, played two Tests against Sri Lanka, where he scored 228 and 186 and led his team to a 2-0 Test series victory. The third nominee in the category, Ireland's Paul Stirling played two ODIs against UAE and three ODIs against Afghanistan, where he scored three centuries.

Meanwhile, Diana Baig of Pakistan, South Africa's Shabnim Ismail, and her compatriot all-rounder MarizanneKapp have found a place in the women's category. Baig played three ODIs and two T20Is against South Africa, where she led the wicket-takers with nine wickets in the three-match ODI series against South Africa.

Ismail also played three ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan and took seven wickets in the victorious ODI series against Pakistan, before taking five wickets in the second T20I against the same opposition.

Kapp who is the third nominee in the category played two ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan where she made 115 runs at a strike rate of 110.57 and added three wickets in the ODI series against Pakistan. IANS

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