Nottinghamshire’s Ravi Ashwin has been named PCA Player of the Month for July, securing an overwhelming number of public votes after being named on a four-man shortlist.
The India spinner received 61% of the online vote after taking 23 wickets at 19.91 and scoring 197 runs at 39.4 in his three red-ball appearances to date for the county.
Middlesex’s Dawid Malan (19.7%) secured the second-most votes, with Yorkshire’s Keshav Maharaj (11%) in third and Malan’s teammate Toby Roland-Jones (8.4%) in fourth.
“I am delighted to receive this award,” Ashwin told the PCA.
“I love playing county cricket and really enjoy being a part of the Nottinghamshire dressing room.
“I look forward to returning in September and playing the remainder of the season for Nottinghamshire.”
The 32-year-old is set to return to Trent Bridge following the conclusion of the Vitality Blast group stages to play his part in Notts’ final games of the Specsavers County Championship season.
He joins Hampshire’s Liam Dawson (April Player of the Month), Simon Harmer of Essex (May) and Leicestershire’s Hasan Azad (June) in being recognised by the PCA for his performances this season.
There are three further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next home game under the lights against Derbyshire Falcons on Friday 16 August.