Jasprit Bumrah
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ICC Announces Jasprit Bumrah as Men’s Player of the Month for June. Bumrah edged out compatriots Rohit Sharma and Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz for the award in a highly competitive month of cricket, culminating in India’s T20 World Cup triumph in Barbados.

Proving Ground for his expertise and consistency in the USA and the Caribbean his 30-year-old bowlers took 15 wickets at an average of 8.26 and an amazing economy rate of 4.17. He and Virat Kohli (a two-time winner in his own right) became the second Indian players to present the Men’s T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament award.

Starting a T20 World Cup event in New York, Jasprit Bumrah was a constant for India. He commenced beautifully with 3/6 against Ireland, beginning his campaign subtly, and consolidated his lead by 3/14 against Pakistan just four days later which resulted in a match-defining performance.

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Though wicketless in the USA encounter, Jasprit Bumrah again displayed his excellence in the Super Eights category of the tournament by getting six wickets in three matches. This time, the right-arm-fast bowler got his first international wicket in 2016 in the match against Zimbabwe. In addition to that, Bumrah’s 2/12 in the semi-final win over England marked the beginning of a victory march for India. Later, he finished with figures of 2/18 against South Africa in the final in Barbados.

Upon receiving the award, Jasprit Bumrah expressed his gratitude to his family and acknowledged the other two nominees.

“I am thrilled to be chosen as the ICC Best Men’s Player of the Month for June. It is a special occasion to me after a time of my life that I will never forget in the USA and the West Indies. Getting to the top and lifting the cup along with the whole team was indeed a great experience, and these Remembrances will endure forever.

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“To my captain Rohit Sharma and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, I want to congratulate your impressive performances in the same period and i also want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the fans whose support motivates me to perform at my best for the national team.”