3 Indians in ICC Player of the Month nominees

Dubai, Nov 3 (Agency) India’s talisman Virat Kohli has been nominated for ICC men’s player of the month, while Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma are nominated in the women’s category for the month of October. Shortlists for the ICC Player of the Month awards were announced on Thursday, revealing the best performing players, who have shone on the international stage throughout the month of October. The lineup for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month features three superstars from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. India’s Kohli is nominated following his heroics with the bat, most notably in the win against arch-rivals Pakistan. Kohli played only four innings last month but he churned out three memorable knocks, including a magical unbeaten 82 against Pakistan in the T20 Worlds.

South Africa’s David Miller impressed in the lead up to the tournament, and continued his sparkling form in Australia, including during his side’s victory over India to secure his place in the shortlist. Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe completes the lineup and seeks to reclaim the award he won in August thanks to a series of Player of the Match performances in the opening stages of the T20 World Cup. In the ICC Women’s Player of the Month category, Rodrigues and Deepti are named on the shortlist following their Asia Cup heroics for India. Rodrigues ended the tournament as the leading run-scorer while teammate Sharma was named Player of the Tournament and joint leading wicket-taker. Nida Dar is the final candidate in contention for claiming the award for October as her handy contributions with bat and ball drove Pakistan to the semi-finals of the same event.