Shakib Nominated for ICC Player of the Month Award

Shakib Al Hasan || Photo: Collected

Shakib Al Hasan || Photo: Collected

Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan has been nominated for ICC Men’s Player of the Month award.

The other two players are New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Nepal's Asif Khan. 

Shakib was one of the few bright spots for Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series against England, finishing both as the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker for the Tigers. In Bangladesh's only win of the series, Shakib starred with a 71-ball 75 and followed it up with a four-for to take home the Player of the Match in the hosts' 50-run win.

His form carried over to the T20I series, where Bangladesh recorded a historic 3-0 whitewash over the Men's T20 World Champions. Shakib picked up a wicket in each of the three T20Is while finishing the game for his side in the opening match with an unbeaten 24-ball 34.

Shakib was at the top of his game when Ireland came visiting, scoring a match-winning 93 in the first ODI. Later in the second T20I of the series, the 36-year-old smashed a 24-ball 38* and then went to pick up five wickets inside the Powerplay in dominating all-round display. 

In the 12 games played in March, Shakib scored 353 runs and scalped 15 wickets._Agencies

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