captain joe root: joe root and ireland’s eimear richardson are the icc players of the month in august

Highlights

  • Root scored 507 runs in three Tests in August with the help of 3 centuries
  • Root climbs to the top of the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings
  • Emir beats Gabby Lewis and Thailand’s Nataya Bouchetham

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England captain Joe Root has overtaken Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi to win the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award in August. Root had batted brilliantly in the recently concluded Test series against India.

In the women’s section, Ireland all-rounder Ameer Richardson was named Player of the Month. Root scored 507 runs in three Tests against India in August, including three centuries.

Due to this performance, he also reached the top of the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings. The five-match Test series came to an end when the fifth and final Test had to be canceled due to COVID-19 cases in the Indian team.

JP Duminy, a former South African all-rounder who is part of the ICC’s Voting Academy, said in a statement, “I am impressed that between expectations and responsibility as captain, he has led with the bat and become the world’s number one batsman.”

Emier beat his teammate Gabby Lewis and Thailand’s Nataya Bouchetham. Emier performed brilliantly in the Women’s T20 World Cup Europe qualifier last month, for which she was adjudged the player of the tournament. He took seven wickets in the tournament giving away runs at an economy rate of 4.19. He took two for six in the first match against Germany and two for 24 against group toppers Scotland.

He took two for no runs against France and one for 22 against the Netherlands. Ireland’s team finished second in the group. Eymer scored a total of 76 runs in the tournament, including a 49-ball 53 in the final match against the Netherlands.

“It was exciting to be named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August and it’s wonderful to be chosen as the winner now,” Emier said. Zimbabwe’s Pomi Mbangwa also praised Amier’s performance at the ICC’s Voting Academy.

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