The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) introduced on Tuesday Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket group, as one of many nominees for the distinguished ICC Participant of the Month Award.
If profitable, Babar will turn out to be the primary participant to win the ICC Males’s Participant of the Month award on three separate events (April 2021 and March 2022).
Babar’s nomination for the ICC Participant of the Month follows his distinctive efficiency within the five-match house ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand. Pakistan emerged triumphant with a dominant 4-1 lead, successful the primary two matches in April and concluding with two extra victories in Could.
The cricketer’s outstanding batting prowess proved instrumental in Pakistan’s triumph. A notable spotlight was his partnership with Imam-ul-Haq on Could 3, as they solid a formidable second-wicket century stand, with the skipper scoring 54 runs off 62 balls.
Pakistan posted a formidable whole of 287/6, and Babar additional showcased his strategic prowess by utilising six bowlers, main his group to limit the Kiwis to 261, clinching a snug victory.
The 28-year-old dynamic skipper raised the bar even larger within the subsequent match, incomes well-deserved recognition because the Participant of the Match in a 102-run triumph that put Pakistan forward 4-1 within the sequence.
The cricketer’s magnificent knock of 107 runs off 117 balls marked his 18th ODI century, propelling New Zealand to an imposing whole of 334/6.
Because the sequence unfolded, Babar’s capability to rally his teammates and produce outstanding innings solidified his place as a key determine within the sport and garnered reward from followers and specialists alike.
Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto and Eire’s Harry Tector have additionally been nominated for the title.
“An independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world will now be invited to cast their votes to decide the winners, which will be announced next week. Fans registered at icc-cricket.com/awards will be able to vote for their favourite performers until Saturday,” the ICC introduced on its web site.