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Shakib nominated for ICC player of the month award

  • Published at 08:41 am August 8th, 2021
Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan bowls during their second T20I against Zimbabwe in Harare Zimbabwe Cricket

Shakib is the second Bangladesh cricketer to get nominated for the award. Earlier, Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was elected as ICC's Men's Player of the Month for May 2021.

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month awards for the month of July 2021.

Shakib has been nominated in the men’s awards along with Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr.

Shakib is the second Bangladesh cricketer to get nominated for the award. Earlier Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was elected as ICC's Men's Player of the Month for May 2021.

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Shakib contributed to all three formats of the game as Bangladesh won the series on tour of Zimbabwe last month. The southpaw scored unbeaten 96 runs as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by three wickets in the second ODI at the Harare Sports Club.

In the T20Is with the ball, left-arm spinner Shakib took three wickets at an economy rate of seven leading his country to a series win against Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Marsh played three ODIs and five T20Is against West Indies last month. In the T20Is, the Australian scored 219 runs with a strike rate of 152.08 and took 8 wickets with an economy rate of 6.76, making him the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker for his side in the series.

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West Indies leg-spinner Walsh Jr played three ODIs against Australia last month, where he took seven wickets with an economy rate of 4.14. Walsh Jr was also the most impressive bowler in the T20I series against Australia where he picked up twelve wickets in five games at an average of 11.66, making him the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies in both the ODI and T20I series against Australia.

Introduced in January this year, the award is to recognize the best international performances across formats for male and female cricketers.

An independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world can now vote to decide the winners, which will be announced next week. Fans registered on icc-cricket.com/awards are invited to cast their votes for their favourite ICC player of the month for July in both categories.

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