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Babar Azam, Alyssa Healy among nominees for ICC Player of the Month award for April

Babar Azam, Alyssa Healy amongst nominees for ICC Participant of the Month award for April

Dubai: Pakistan batsmen Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have been on Wednesday nominated for the ICC ‘Participant of the Month’ award for April following their stupendous efficiency within the limited-overs sequence in opposition to South Africa.

The ICC on Wednesday introduced the nominees to recognise the perfect performances from each female and male cricketers throughout all types of worldwide cricket and for the primary time, the listing did not function any Indian.

Apart from the Pakistan duo, Nepal batsman Khushal Bhurtel was the opposite participant to be nominated within the males’s class, the ICC said in a media launch.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam. AP

File picture of Babar Azam. AP

The nominees among the many girls’s cricketers comprised the Australian duo of Alyssa Healy and Megan Schutt and New Zealand’s Leigh Kasperek.

Final month, Pakistan captain Babar had change into the No.1 ranked batsman within the ICC ODI Participant Rankings, ending India captain Virat Kohli’s lengthy reign on the prime of the charts.

Babar’s match-winning 82-ball 94 within the third ODI in opposition to South Africa helped him achieve 13 ranking factors to succeed in a career-best 865 factors.

He additionally contributed 122 from 59 balls in Pakistan’s profitable chase within the third match of a T20I sequence in opposition to the identical opposition.

His compatriot Fakhar additionally produced stellar performances in the course of the month, scoring two centuries within the ODI sequence victory over South Africa, together with a powerful 193 within the second match in Johannesburg.

Nepal’s Khushal, then again, was the main run-scorer as his staff received a tri-series additionally that includes the Netherlands and Malaysia.

His vital contribution with the bat totalled 278 runs, together with 4 half-centuries in 5 matches.

In girls’s cricket, Alyssa performed three ODIs versus New Zealand, scoring 155 runs at a mean of 51.66 and a strike fee of 98.72.

Her efforts noticed her end because the main run-scorer in Australia’s sequence victory over New Zealand that prolonged their record-winning streak to 24 ODIs.

Her teammate Megan turned Australia’s main wicket-taker in the identical sequence, taking seven wickets at a mean of 13.14.

New Zealand’s Leigh performed two ODIs in opposition to Australia, reaching career-best figures of six for 46 within the second match of the sequence, and adopted this up with three extra wickets within the remaining match, ending with 9 wickets at a mean of seven.77.

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Updated: May 5, 2021 — 6:18 am

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