Pakistan duo of Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman nominated for ICC Player of the MonthPTI | Dubai | Updated: 05-05-2021 10:17 IST | Created: 05-05-2021 10:17 IST
Pakistan batsmen Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman were on Wednesday nominated for the ICC 'Player of the Month' award for April following their stupendous performance in the limited-overs series against South Africa.
The ICC on Wednesday announced the nominees to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket and for the first time, the list didn't feature any Indian.
Babar's match-winning 82-ball 94 in the third ODI against South Africa helped him gain 13 rating points to reach a career-best 865 points.
He also contributed 122 from 59 balls in Pakistan's successful chase in the third match of a T20I series against the same opposition.
His compatriot Fakhar also produced stellar performances during the month, scoring two centuries in the ODI series victory over South Africa, including a magnificent 193 in the second match in Johannesburg.
His significant contribution with the bat totalled 278 runs, including four half-centuries in five matches.
Her teammate Megan became Australia's leading wicket-taker in the same series, taking seven wickets at an average of 13.14.
New Zealand's Leigh played two ODIs against Australia, achieving career-best figures of six for 46 in the second match of the series, and followed this up with three more wickets in the final match, finishing with nine wickets at an average of 7.77.
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