India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was today named the ICC men’s Player for the Month of February for his stellar show against England in a four-match Test series at home which India won to qualify for the World Test Championship final.
England’s Tammy Beaumont was adjudged the women’s Player of the Month.
Ashwin who played in three tests in the four match series scored a 106 in the second innings of India’s second Test victory over England at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad.
Besides the century, Ashwin scalped 24 wickets against England last month to help India pocket the four-match Test series 3-1 and help his team secure its spot in the WTC final against New Zealand at Lord’s in June.
Ashwin who scored a total of 176 runs across these games and took 24 wickets, was the unanimous choice to win in the men’s category for February and garnered the most votes in the fan vote, the ICC said in a statement.