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Eye-catching newcomer Yashasvi Jaiswal strikes gold with ICC award


's rising star Yashasvi Jaiswal has added another impressive accolade to his resume, securing the coveted ICC Player of the Month award for February. Still in his early 20s, Jaiswal has taken the cricket by storm over the past month with some simply breathtaking performances against England. Piling on over 700 runs across the five-match Test series, the left-handed opener showcased sublime form and consistency against one of the best bowling attacks going around.

His formidable 712 run aggregate for the series broke the record for most runs scored by an Indian batter against England in their own backyard. Still finding his feet at the level, Jaiswal left fans, pundits and selectors alike in awe of his composure, technique and hunger for runs against a high quality opposition. At just 22 years of age, he seems destined for great things if he sustains this eye-catching start.

Securing recognition from the prestigious ICC is further proof that Jaiswal belongs amongst the games elite performers. While still early in his career, his talent and hunger to succeed on the biggest stage bodes well for many more feats in India colors in the future. Indian fans will be hoping this prolific run scorer can continue lighting up Test matches for years to come.

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