The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced ICC Player of the Month for September. The players have been nominated for both men’s and women’s categories have made a strong have made strong contention for the month of September.
The players have made into the nomination list based on their performance last month and surprisingly, men’s category does not feature big guns from neither India, Australia, England and New Zealand.
ICC Men’s Player of the Month:
The men’s category features Bangladesh’s spinner Nasum Ahmed, who was a star performer for the side in the home series against New Zealand. He picked 8 wickets in the NZ series including the best figures of 4/10 in the fourth T20I game, and helped his side clinch the series by 3-2.
Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal’s emerging spinner has also made to the nomination list following his impressive performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. He played six ODIs and picked up 18 wickets at an average of 7.38 in the tournament. Due to that, he also managed huge gains in the the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.
Another player among men’s category is Jaskaran Malhotra, a batsman from the USA for his hitting six sixes in an over, fourth player to do so.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month:
Three players who earned nomination for ICC Women’s player of the month are: Charlie Dean, England skipper Heather Knight, and Lizelle Lee.
Charlie Dean finished as the star performer in the home series against New Zealand, finishing as best bowler for the side with10 scalps at an average of 19.20 and an economy rate of 4.64. England won the series 4-1, with her major contributions coming in the second (4/36) and the fourth (3/52) matches respectively.
England skipper Heather Knight also pipped the nomination list following a good performance with both bat and ball. She scored 214 runs at an average of 42.80 and a strike-rate of 88.06, wherein she scored 89 and 101 runs respectively.
South African cricketer Lizelle Lee is the third nominee in the list following her performance in the West Indies tour. She scored 248 runs at an average of 124 and scored 91, 78 and 61 in four matches. She also achieved the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Player rankings.
Fans can still vote for their favorite nominees on the official website of the ICC.