Joe Root becomes ICC Player of the month of August

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday named the winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for August. The award, introduced in January this year, recognizes the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket.
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England captain Joe Root was voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August 2021. It’s for his consistent performances in the first three Tests against India. Which were part of the ICC World Test Championship series. Root had scored more runs in the first three Tests than England’s next three highest run-scorers combined. And had also been their highest individual scorer in each of their five innings.

One of Joe Root's century celebration against India in August |
One of Joe Root’s century celebration against India in August
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In the men’s category, England skipper Joe Root was crowned the ICC Player of the Month for his stellar showing in the recently-concluded Test series against India. Root pipped India speedster Jasprit Bumrah and Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi to win the award.

What ICC Voting Academy panelists said about Joe Root :

“With the expectation and responsibility on his shoulders as the captain, I was really impressed with how he led from the front with the bat, and become the number one ranked Test batter in the world,” 

said former South African all-rounder JP Duminy, one of the panelists in the ICC Voting Academy

“Root made an amazing effort to score three consecutive test centuries in each of the first three tests in an engrossing and challenging series. That he has done it against a very strong Indian bowling attack adds to the feat, whilst getting back to the top of the batting rankings is the cherry on top.” 

Commenting on Root’s performance in August. Pommie Mbangwa, a member of the ICC Voting Academy for the ICC Player of the Month said on Monday

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On the back of his stunning display in August. Root climbed to the top of MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Rankings for batters on 1 September. He was in fifth place in the rankings before the start of the series. However, the England skipper had leapfrogged Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson to the No.1 spot.

In the women’s category, Ireland Eimear Richardson bagged the prestigious award. Moreover, seeing off tough competition from teammate Gaby Lewis and Thailand’s Nattaya Boochatham. 

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