Rizwan kept his dominance in the shortest format of the game, gaining a spot on the shortlist for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award.
ICC has also nominated Cameron Green( Australia) and Axar Patel(India) for the September Player of the Month award.
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
The No. 1 batter in the T20I format continues his dominance in the shortest format of cricket, putting his name on the list for September Player of the Month.
According to ICC,” Rizwan scored seven fifties in ten games played last month. His month began with two 70-plus scores in the Asia Cup against Hong Kong and India. He finished the tournament with another fifty and as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, but Pakistan fell short at the end.
In the first five T20Is of the seven-match series against England, he registered four scores of 60+ to help his side take a 3-2 lead. Despite playing one less game, he still finished the series as the highest run-scorer with 316 runs at an average of 63.20 while going at 138.60.”
Cameron Green (Australia)
Cameron Green’s stellar September has fans and experts clamoring for him to be named to Australia’s T20 World Cup squad.
According to the ICC, “In the first ODI against New Zealand, Australia were staring down the barrel at 44/5 chasing 233 when he played a match-winning 89* battling through cramps that took the hosts to victory with two wickets to spare. In the next game, he made a quick-fire 25* off 12 balls and also picked up two wickets as Australia completed a whitewash over their Trans-Tasman rivals.”
Green was even more destructive in the final match, smashing Indian bowlers to all parts en route to his 21-ball 52 and also achieved the record of scoring the second-fastest fifty by an Australian in T20Is. “
Axar Patel (India)
Batters dominated the series between India and Australia, but Axar Patel stood out for both his wicket-taking ability and his ability to contain the runs.
According to the ICC, “ In the game where Australia managed to chase down 209, Patel was India’s best bowler by a mile with figures of 3/17 in four overs. In the rain-truncated eight-over affair in the second match, he gave away just 13 runs in two overs while scalping the big wickets of Glenn Maxwell and Tim David.
Furthermore, the ICC said, “In the final game, he broke two crucial partnerships with the wickets of Aaron Finch and Josh Inglis before removing the dangerous Matthew Wade. Going at just 6.30 runs an over in the three games against Australia, Axar finished with eight wickets in a series where the next-highest wicket-taker picked up only three wickets.
Axar continued his form in the series against South Africa, giving away just 16 runs in four overs in the first T20I in Thiruvananthapuram.”