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ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November

ICC Player of the month is awarded to the best cricketer in that month. Let's look at ICC men's Player of the month from January to November.

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ICC Player of the month is awarded to that cricketer who executed the best performances in that month. Every month ICC nominates 3 cricketers on the basis of their performances and then the independent ICC voting academy and fans vote and therefore the player of the month gets selected. Before 2021 ends let's have a look at the list of ICC men's Player of the month from January to November.

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1. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant: ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November | SportzPoint.com

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Rishabh pant kick-started 2021 by winning the ICC Player of the month in January. Rishab Pant, Joe Root, and Paul Stirling were shortlisted for the category. Pant's contribution in the test match against Australia was the potential reason behind his win. In the third test match against Australia Rishabh hit 97 runs and followed it up with 89 runs in the fourth Test match. The Indian wicket-keeper batter's performance helped India to register a victory as well.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin won the ICC men's player of the month award in February. Ashwin was tremendous in the 4-match test series against England. The Indian off-spinner scalped 24 wickets in February 2021. Not only this, but he also smashed a century in that month. He was awarded the man of the series award for his terrific performance.

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3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November | SportzPoint.com

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, and Sean Williams were shortlisted for this category in March 2021. In the limited over series against England, Bhubaneswar impressed everyone with his bowling and wicket-taking skills. He started by picking up 6 wickets in the 3 ODI matches and then picked up 4 wickets in the 5 T20I matches.

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4. Babar Azam

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Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, and Kushal Bhurtel were nominated for this prestigious category for the month of April. The Pakistani skipper played marvelously consistently against South Africa and bagged the award in his name. The month proved to be quite exciting for Babar as he surpassed Kohli and became the ICC ranked no. 1 batter in ODI Player rankings.

5. Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim: ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November | SportzPoint.com

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Mushfiqur Rahim won the ICC Player of the month for May 2021. He batted really well in a 3 match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter hit 237 runs in the series which includes 125 runs in the second ODI match. Surprisingly, it was the first time when Bangladesh registered a victory against Sri Lanka in an ODI series.

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6. Devon Conway

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Devon Conway became the ICC Player of the month for June 2021. The Kiwi cricketer is the first-ever cricketer from his country to win this prestigious award. He was brilliant in the test match against England and surprisingly it was only his test debut. Devon smashed a double century in his debut match and also became the second New Zealand batter to reach this landmark in his debut test match. He continued his brilliance in the next two matches as well by smashing half-centuries. In the world test Championship final against India, he contributed well to the team.

7. Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan: ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November | SportzPoint.com

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For the month of July, ICC nominated Mitchell Harsh, Shakib Al Hasan, and Hayden Walsh Jr. Shakib Al Hasan won the prestigious award for executive his skills and caliber in the best possible way. He played in the ODI series against Zimbabwe where he scored 145 runs and picked up 8 wickets. He moved on to his next T20I series and picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 7. Also, he played a one-off test match where he scalped 5 wickets including 4/82 in the first innings.

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8. Joe Root

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England captain Joe Root won the ICC men's player of the year the month for August 2021. The England skipper was phenomenal and consistent in the first 3 test matches against India. These matches were also a part of the ICC World Test Championship series. Joe aggregated more runs in the first 3 test matches than the combination of the next 3 highest run scorers of England. After having a terrific August, he reached the top of MRF Tyres ICC Men's Test Rankings for batters on 1st September as well. He surpassed Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, and Kane Williams to reach the no. 1 spot from the no. 5 spot.

9. Sandeep Lamichhane

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September witnessed some of the best performances. Nasum Ahmed, Jaskaran Malhotra, and Sandeep Lamichhane were nominated by the ICC because of their groundbreaking performances. Lastly, Sandeep won the title. The Nepal leg spinner had a great September because of his brilliant performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. He played in 6 ODI matches where he picked up 3 wickets at an average of 7.38 and an economy of 3.17. He was phenomenal against Papua New Guinea with match figures of 4/35 and 6/11. Once again he proved himself against Oman with a match figure of 4/18.

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10. Asif Ali

Asif Ali: ICC Men's Player of the month: From January to November | SportzPoint.com

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Asif Ali became the ICC Player of the month for October 2021 after his performance in the T20 World Cup 2021. He scored 52 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 273.68. People started recognizing him after his stellar performance of 27* runs in just 12 balls. His innings helped Pakistan to defeat New Zealand. His next performance against Afghanistan made him everyone's favorite when he hit 4 sixes in the 19th over as Pakistan needed 24 runs in the last 2 overs to register a victory. Lastly, he remained unbeaten in all matches it played in T20 World Cup 2021

11. David Warner

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ICC Player of the month for November 2021 is the Australian opener, David Warner. He might have had some low moments and instances in the previous months but he reached the peak in the T20 World Cup 2021. Warner was simply tremendous at the marquee event where he aggregated 289 runs in 7 matches at an average of 48.16 and a strike rate of 146.70. He showed a great performance in the final night as well where he smashed a half-century against New Zealand. His stellar performance helped the team to win the Player of the Tournament award at the T20 World Cup 2021 as well. Without a single thought, he was one of the biggest reasons behind Australia winning their maiden T20 World Cup title

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