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Player of the Month

Each month the editor of CricInfo Interactive chooses a player worthy of mention for his or her achievements during the previous month as the CricInfo googler's Player of the Month.

Note that title - Player of the month - it is not necessarily "Best player of the month", nor need it be "International player of the month", it is "Player of the month". This player could be an achiever in the Test, one-day international, or domestic scene, male or female, anywhere in the world. We hope that this will become as prestigious as Wisden's Five Cricketers Of The Year, and maybe when CricInfo reaches its 135th year, we will :-J. But unlike Wisden, our winners can come back and win again and again...

Not everyone can win Player of the Month, and not everyone deserves to be Player of the Month. Read about the runners-up and the also-rans in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for each month.

Finally, please remember one thing: cricket is a team sport.
Rick Eyre
Editor, CricInfo Interactive.

March winner:
Brian Lara

Previous winners:
February 1999:
Anil Kumble
January 1999:
Rahul Dravid
December 1998:
Shaun Pollock
November 1998:
Neil Johnson
October 1998:
Mark Taylor
September 1998:
Gavin Hamilton
August 1998:
Mutiah Muralitharan
July 1998:
Alec Stewart
June 1998:
Niroshan Bandaratilake
May 1998:
Graeme Hick
April 1998:
Sachin Tendulkar
March 1998:
Mohammad Azharuddin
February 1998:
Angus Fraser
January 1998:
Sachin Tendulkar
December 1997:
Belinda Clark
November 1997:
Mark Taylor
October 1997:
Gary Kirsten
September 1997:
Saurav Ganguly
August 1997:
Sanath Jayasuriya
July 1997:
Arjuna Ranatunga
June 1997:
Waqar Younis
May 1997:
Sanath Jayasuriya
April 1997:
Maurice Odumbe
March 1997:
Steve Waugh
February 1997:
Mike Atherton
January 1997:
Eddo Brandes
December 1996:
Venkatesh Prasad
November 1996:
Saeed Anwar
October 1996:
Wasim Akram
September 1996:
Phil Simmons

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