CricTracker Fan Poll: Best international cricketers of March 2017

Two Indian cricketers made it to the list of top 5 performers.

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Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images,)

The month of March 2017 saw the serious action of cricket unfold across all the three formats of the game. Almost all major teams were in international action and the performances put forth by the players were exceptional. The fact that the 2017 edition of the IPL will be following the month made the fans stay glued to their screens to watch how the big names fare up. The excitement was huge and so were the performances.

The month witnessed serious and cracking cricketing action in – India v Australia, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Afghanistan v Ireland, West Indies v Pakistan, New Zealand v South Africa and West Indies v England as well. With such plethora of cricket action on display, it was tough for the players to stay consistent on the performance radar. However, there was a few gentleman who managed to rule the roost during the month of March 2017.

The 5 players who featured in the CricTracker fan poll of best international cricketers of March were as follows:

5. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) – 12% votes

Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs). (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal was in supreme touch this season. When the Bangladesh side toured Sri Lanka for a full tour, very few had given them a sniff in the Tests and ODI series. However, they managed to stun the hosts with series-levelling results in both ODIs and Test series. One man who was the key to their success this season was veteran batsman Tamim Iqbal. In the 5 innings that he played in the past month, he aggregated 334 runs.

He struck a guiding 82 in the second innings of the 2nd Test at Colombo that set the tone for the series-levelling Test win for Bangladesh in their 100th Test. In the ODI series, he smashed a brilliant 127 in the first ODI to help his side win the match with ease. Also, en route his majestic ton, he became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 10000 international runs.

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