Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) in the present day introduced the winners of the ICC Participant of the Month awards for September 2022. Pakistan ace Mohammad Rizwan claims the ICC Males’s Participant of the Month award, whereas India’s inspirational captain Harmanpreet Kaur is called the recipient of the ICC Ladies’s Participant of the Month award.

In a extremely aggressive area, Rizwan secures his first ever ICC Males’s Participant of the Month crown after a exceptional spell of scoring all through September, and sees him overcome fellow nominees Cameron Inexperienced (Australia) and Axar Patel (India) to the prize.

The Pakistan star amassed a mammoth 553 runs from ten T20Is, masking performances within the Males’s Asia Cup and the next house T20I sequence towards a touring England aspect. With an attention grabbing batting common of 69.12 in the course of the month, the talismanic opener additionally registered seven half-centuries for example why he sits atop the MRF Tyres ICC Males’s T20I batter rankings.

Rizwan will probably be a key determine for Pakistan heading into the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup in six days’ time, and he emphasised his significance throughout Pakistan’s surge to the Asia Cup Closing, registering three half-centuries within the latter levels of the match, together with scores of 71 towards India and 55 within the Closing towards eventual winners Sri Lanka. He carried his spectacular kind into the sequence towards England, notching 4 additional half-centuries, the spotlight being his unbeaten 88 in partnership with captain Babar Azam as his aspect claimed a ten-wicket victory within the second T20I chasing down an imposing goal of 199.

Reacting to claiming the most recent ICC Males’s Participant of the Month crown, Rizwan commented: “I want to thank Almighty Allah and specific my heartfelt delight to all that enabled me to attain this award.

“I need to give my excessive appreciation to all my teammates as they made issues simple for me. These achievements enhance your confidence. I’m proud of my efficiency and I want to take this momentum ahead in Australia.

“I want to dedicate this award to the individuals in Pakistan who’re affected by the floods and local weather change. Hopefully this may convey smiles on their faces.”

Former South Africa worldwide and ICC Participant of the Month voting panel member, JP Duminy added: “Mohammad is an excellent performer and his consistency has been wonderful. He’s a participant that continues to encourage many world wide.”

Kaur turns into India’s first winner of Participant of the Month

Harmanpreet Kaur turns into India’s first winner of the ICC Ladies’s Participant of the Month because of her main position in her workforce’s first ODI sequence victory in England since 1999.

The India skipper was at her good finest in the course of the ODI sequence, scoring 221 runs throughout the three matches, sustaining a strike fee of 103.47 and solely being dismissed as soon as. She displayed management and poise within the first match of the sequence at Hove, and her 74 not out helped her aspect chase down England’s complete of 228 at a canter to win by seven wickets.

Whereas that was spectacular, doubtless the spotlight of her month got here within the second showdown. Batting first, she led from the entrance with an exhilarating 143 not out from 111 balls. Smashing 18 fours and 4 maximums, the complete repertoire of her strokeplay was on present, and as England faltered in pursuit of the 334 goal set by the vacationers, Kaur and her teammates wrote themselves into the historical past books.

Kaur claims her inaugural win by overcoming compatriot Smriti Mandhana and Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana within the international vote carried out amongst media representatives, ICC Corridor of Famers, former worldwide gamers, and followers registered at icc-cricket.com.

On successful the ICC Ladies’s Participant of the Month award for September, Kaur commented: “It was nice to be nominated for the award, and to win it’s an incredible feeling. To come back out as winner when being nominated alongside Smriti and Nigar may be very humbling.

“I’ve at all times taken immense delight in representing my nation and reaching the historic ODI sequence win in England will stay a landmark second for me in my profession.

“The sport of cricket is blessed to have a number of the best athletes on the sporting circuit and to be chosen the ICC Ladies’s Participant of the Month amongst them is a particular recognition for me as a person and the captain of the Indian cricket workforce.”

ICC Corridor of Famer and member of the voting panel Lisa Sthalekar added: “Since taking on the captaincy in all three codecs, Harmanpreet has taken her sport to a different degree. Not solely offering consistency however including her typical fireworks on the finish of the innings.”