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- New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel named ICC Player of the Month of December 2021
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel named ICC Player of the Month of December 2021
- Indian-origin New Zealand cricketer Ajaz Patel has been declared as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for December 2021 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
- The Mumbai-born left-arm spinner won the award for his stupendous 10-wicket haul against India in the 2nd Test match in Mumbai.
- Ajaz picked up 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match, including all 10 in the first innings, and became the only third player in Test history, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to achieve this feat.
- Meanwhile, ICC Women’s Player of the Month of December 2021 has no winner as no Women’s International matches were scheduled.