Fakhar Zaman wins ICC Cricketer of the Month April 2023 Award
Pakistan opening batter Fakhar Zaman won the ICC Cricketer of the Month award for April 2023. Fakhar Zaman played excellent innings during the New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2023. Meanwhile, Thailand women’s team captain Narowumal Chauwai was selected as the best of the month for women.
Fakhar scored a century in two consecutive ODIs against New Zealand in April. Where he played an unbeaten innings of 180 runs off 144 balls. The left-handed batsman achieved this feat on April 29 in Rawalpindi. Earlier he scored 117 runs in the first ODI. He won the best player award in both matches.
Before the ODI, Fakhar played an innings of 47 runs in the first match of the T20 series against the Kiwis. He is leading the race for the Man of the Month thanks to his brilliant batting in both white-ball formats. The ICC announced the name of the Pakistani cricketer in a statement on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Prabatha Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Mark Chapman of New Zealand were in the fight for the month with Fakhar.
The 31-year-old left-arm spinner took 17 wickets in the two Tests of the series. 7 wickets for 52 runs in the first match is his career-best bowling. In total, he has got 5 wickets in 6 innings in seven matches. He took 10 wickets twice in the match. Completed 50 wickets in 7 Tests.
Chapman scored 290 runs with two fifties and a century in five matches of the T20 series on the tour of Pakistan. The 28-year-old batsman played an innings of 65 runs off 40 balls in the second match. Chapman scored an unbeaten 71 off 42 balls in the fourth match and an unbeaten 104 off 57 balls in the last match. Chasing the target of 194 runs with his century, the visitors won.
Meanwhile, Chauwai, who was named Women’s Cricketer of the Month, played a major role with the bat in Thailand’s 3-0 ODI series win over Zimbabwe last month. He played an unbeaten innings of 57 runs in the first match. The 32-year-old batsman won the team with an unbeaten 52-run innings in the third. Later he scored 55 runs in three matches of the T20 series.
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