CricTracker Fan Poll: Best international cricketers of April 2017
4 Pakistani players feature in the list.
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The month of April did not see a lot of international cricket action take the center stage. Every year, the months of April and May are all about the T20 carnival of the world cricket. The Indian Premier League (IPL) bags most of the limelight during this time of the year. However, there was still some serious cricketing action on display for the international cricket fans.
Pakistan toured the West Indies for a full tour comprising of T20Is, ODIs and the Tests. The visitors notched up clinical wins in the shorter formats of the game. Some of the new talents of world cricket were unearthed during the series. In the Tests, some stalwarts of the game validated their claim as the big match players. On the other hand, other players rose to prominence as well with their superb performances.
The performances during the entire tour were phenomenal. Needless to say that all five players listed in the CricTracker Fan Poll for the Best international cricketers of April 2017 belonged to these two participating countries. The 5 players who featured in the CricTracker fan poll of best international cricketers of March were as follows:
5. Roston Chase (West Indies) – 12% votes
The 25 year old all-rounder from the Caribbean Islands was initially drafted in the national side in the primary capacity of the bowler. Now, in the recent times, he has emerged as the go to man for West Indies team in the longest format of the game with the bat. Roston Chase featured in two Test matches during this period and came up with a fifty and a century to his name.
He hit a masterly 63 and stitched a 118 run stand with Shane Dowrich in the first Test against Pakistan. The partnership bailed out the hosts from trouble of being at 71/5 in the first innings. He faced a similar crisis situation in the second Test as well. This time, he went a shade better and scored a magnificent 131 to help West Indies post a total in excess of 300 on the board.