Nasum fails to join Shakib, Mushfiqur

Staff Reporter 2021-10-11, 11:51pm Cricket


DHAKA - Bangladesh's Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed failed to join his illustrious colleagues Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim

in winning the ICC Player of the Month award. Nasum was nominated for this
award for his performance against New Zealand in September but the award went
to Nepal's Sandeep Lamichane.

     Shakib was the first Bangladeshi player to win this award following his
excellent performance in May while Mushfiqur became the Player of the Month
for July. Lamichane was voted the ICC Men's Player of the Month for September
2021 for his outstanding bowling in the ICC World Cup Super League 2 last
month. He played six ODIs and took 18 wickets in total with an economy rate
of 3.17. Against Papa New Guinea Sandeep took, 4-35 and 6-11, followed by 4-
18 against Oman.

     Commenting on Lamichane’s performance JP Duminy, a member of the ICC
Voting Academy for September said: "Sandeep is a great competitor with a
unique skill and it's great to see him dominating with the ball like he did
last month in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 for Nepal."

     Nasum indeed was Bangladesh's star performer in their home T20I series
against New Zealand, leaving the visitors bamboozled with his accurate line
and length. He picked up eight wickets in the series with a sensational
performance of 4-10 in the fourth match. His exploits helped the hosts to
emerge victorious with a margin of 3-2 against the visitors.

     The third and the final nominee, 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.BSS