Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Lizelle Lee voted ICC Players of the Month for March 2021

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India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scalped 10 wickets successful the the white-ball matches against England, has been named the ICC Men's Player of the Month for March 2021.

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar during England bid (Twitter Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named ICC Men's Player for the Month for March 2021
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 17 dot balls successful the 5th T20I against England
  • South Africa's Lizelle Lee was voted ICC Player of the Month for March 2021 successful the women's category

India accelerated bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March 2021, for his awesome performances successful Men successful Blue's precocious concluded white-ball bid against England. Bhuvneshwar, who was making India comeback aft much than 1 twelvemonth owed to injuries, was the standout bowler successful the 5T20Is and 3 ODIs. He was chosen the victor for the period by fans and the ICC voting academy.

Reacting to the triumph Bhuvneshwar Kumar said, “After what seemed similar a truly agelong and achy gap, I was delighted to beryllium playing for India again. I utilized the clip distant to enactment connected my fittingness and accomplishment and I americium blessed to beryllium backmost taking wickets for my country. I would similar to convey each and each idiosyncratic who helped maine successful this travel starting from my household and friends and my teammates. Also, a peculiar convey you to the ICC voting academy and each the fans who voted for maine and made maine the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March.”

Commenting connected Kumar’s show successful March, VVS Laxman representing the ICC Voting Academy said, “Bhuvi missed astir a twelvemonth and a fractional of planetary cricket done aggregate unrelated injuries, but you’d ne'er person guessed. He was outstanding successful some the PowerPlay overs and astatine the decease successful the white-ball formats against a powerful, assertive England batting line-up. Economical and penetrative, helium was instrumental successful shaping Indian triumphs successful some series.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, took 6 ODI wickets and 4 T20I wickets. Notably, helium bowled arsenic galore arsenic 17 dot balls successful the 5th and decisive T20I which India won by 36 runs.

In the women's category, South Africa's Lizelle Lee who played 4 ODIs against India and scored a 100 and 2 half-centuries to determination to the apical of the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings, was deservingly named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for March 2021.

Reacting to the triumph Lizelle Lee said, “I americium blessed and honoured to person this award. Such accolades are a large mode to support maine motivated and to proceed to enactment adjacent harder connected my game. A large convey you to my teammates for their enactment arsenic this would ne'er person been imaginable without them."

Commenting connected Lee’s show successful March, Ramiz Raja representing the ICC Voting Academy added, “It is not casual scoring those galore runs successful alien batting conditions. It is ever a situation to set from bouncy pitches to dilatory debased turning tracks and Lizelle did magnificently.”