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Nasum nominated for ICC’s player of the month award

Published : 06 Oct 2021 07:55 PM | Updated : 07 Oct 2021 01:48 PM

Bangladesh off-spinner Nasum Ahmed has been nominated in the ICC Player of the Month for September 2021.

The men’s nominees feature Bangladesh spinner Nasum Ahmed, Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane and USA’s power-hitter Jaskaran Malhotra.

Nasum was a stellar performer in their home T20I series against New Zealand, leaving the visitors bamboozled with his accurate line and length.

He picked up 8 wickets in the series with a best of 4/10 in the fourth match. His exploits helped the hosts to emerge victorious with a margin of 3-2 against the visitors.

Lamichhane emerged as the standout bowler in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. In six ODIs, he picked up 18 wickets at an average of 7.38. His performance against Papua New Guinea, where he ended up with figures of 6/11.

Jaskaran Malhotra of the USA, also had a month to remember. He became only the fourth player to hit six sixes in an over in an international fixture. This feat came against PNG in a CWCL2 fixture in a scintillating knock of 173*.

Overall, in six ODIs he scored 261 runs at an average of 87, at a strike rate of 104.40.

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