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Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman nominated for ICC Player of the Month

Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman nominated for ICC Participant of the Month | Cricket Information

Pakistan batsmen Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman had been on Wednesday nominated for the ICC ‘Participant of the Month’ award for April following their stupendous efficiency within the limited-overs collection towards South Africa.
The ICC on Wednesday introduced the nominees to recognise the very best performances from each female and male cricketers throughout all types of worldwide cricket and for the primary time, the record didn’t characteristic any Indian.
In addition to 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. 
The nominees among the many ladies’s cricketers comprised the Australian duo of Alyssa Healy and Megan Schutt and New Zealand’s Leigh Kasperek.
Final month, Pakistan captain Babar had grow to be 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 towards South Africa helped him acquire 13 score factors to achieve a career-best 865 factors.
He additionally contributed 122 from 59 balls in Pakistan’s profitable chase within the third match of a T20I collection towards the identical opposition.
His compatriot Fakhar additionally produced stellar performances throughout the month, scoring two centuries within the ODI collection victory over South Africa, together with a powerful 193 within the second match in Johannesburg.
Nepal’s Khushal, however, was the main run-scorer as his group 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 ladies’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 collection 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 collection, taking seven wickets at a mean of 13.14.
New Zealand’s Leigh performed two ODIs towards Australia, attaining career-best figures of six for 46 within the second match of the collection, and adopted this up with three extra wickets within the ultimate match, ending with 9 wickets at a mean of seven.77.