Two leading Associate batters and a Zimbabwe young gun are in the running for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for April.
Two in-form batters and a record-breaking spinner will vie for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award after a string of stellar performances at some point of April.
Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Fakhar Zaman led the cost for Pakistan as they pulled off their second-highest ODI run-chase in Rawalpindi late in the month. The opener smashed an unbeaten one hundred eighty to assist Pakistan chase down a goal of 337 against the travelling New Zealand facet to go 2-0 up in the series.
Fakhar’s knock got here with 17 boundaries and six big sixes as Pakistan gained with 10 balls to spare in a high-scoring contest. This used to be the left-hander’s 2nd ton in as many fits all through April with his 117 off 114 balls supporting Pakistan chase down 289 in the first recreation at the equal venue.
Fakhar led the run-chase from the onset, solely being brushed aside in the forty third over, via when Pakistan have been nicely on their way to chasing down the triumphing score. He gained the Player of the Match award for his efforts.
The left-hander began the month with a fast forty seven in the first T20I in Lahore in opposition to New Zealand, taking part in a phase in the domestic side’s thumping 88-run victory. While he did not click on in the subsequent two T20I matches, Fakhar stormed into structure in ODIs, a structure he has continually thrived in.
The Pakistan opener now has 3082 ODI runs at an common of 49.71 and a strike-rate of nearly ninety five in his 67-match career.
Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Prabath Jayasuriya accomplished 50 wickets in seven Tests to declare the file for attaining the mark in fewer suits than any different spinner in the records of the format.
The left-arm spinner, who picked up 17 wickets in the two-match Test collection towards Ireland in Galle, reached the mark in the 2nd Test healthy of the sequence when he had Paul Stirling, a centurion from the first innings, caught on the remaining day of the game.
Jayasuriya had begun his Test profession with an stunning 12-wicket healthy haul on debut towards Australia and now has six five-wicket hauls in seven Test fits for that reason far.
He picked up a career-best haul of 7/52 in April in the first Test of the collection towards Ireland and then introduced three extra in the 2d innings to make it his 2d healthy haul of 10 wickets or more. Despite Ireland making 492 in the first innings of the 2nd Test match, Jayasuriya was once the standout bowler, sending down 58.3 overs for his 5 wickets.
By accomplishing the landmark of 50 Test wickets in his seventh Test match, Jayasuriya usurped the file held by using spinner Alf Valentine. Additionally, he joined the ranks of Vernon Philander of South Africa and Tom Richardson of England as the joint-second-fastest average to attain this milestone.
Mark Chapman (New Zealand)
Mark Chapman produced riveting performances in the T20I collection towards Pakistan, assisting New Zealand come from in the back of to degree the five-match series. Chapman smashed unbeaten knocks of seventy one off forty two deliveries and 104 off fifty seven in the fourth and fifth T20Is respectively to finish with 290 runs in the bilateral series.
He had top-scored for New Zealand in a large loss in Lahore in the first recreation of the series, making 34 off 27 balls. The left-hander observed it up with an unbeaten sixty five off forty balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes even as New Zealand misplaced the 2d sport too via 38 runs.
Chapman became it on similarly in the remaining two video games of the series, which include making a maiden T20I hundred as New Zealand chased down 194 in the fifth and remaining sport of the collection to draw level. His lovely performances had considered Chapman upward jostle forty eight locations in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings to go to thirty fifth function with a career-high ranking of 537 point
Women’s Player of the Month nominees
Two main Associate batters and a Zimbabwe younger gun are in the going for walks for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for April.
Naruemol Chaiwai (Thailand)
32-year-old Chaiwai has grew to become into the rock of Thailand’s center order, underlined through dependable innings throughout her team’s ODI collection win in opposition to Zimbabwe. The right-hander struck two unbeaten half-centuries in the 3-0 sequence win, the first saving Thailand from a precarious function of 21/4, ending 57* as the hosts fell to 154 all out. Thailand have been in a position to shut out in a 78-run victory, as the vacationers have been bowled out for simply 76.
After a stumble in the 2nd T20I, Chaiwai lower back to her dependable best, making 52* in a profitable chase of 113. Chaiwai was once named participant of the collection for her efforts, additionally contributing with fifty five runs in the three T20Is. Her 29 in the 2nd T20I helped the aspect to a five-wicket win.
Kavisha Egodage (UAE)
In spite of enjoying in exclusive prerequisites throughout in Africa, Kavisha Egodage has taken to the challenge beautifully, scoring 236 runs throughout eight T20Is in two special competitions. Egodage was once first terrific in Uganda at the Victoria Series in Kampala, main the event with 112 runs at an common of 56.
The 20-year-old commenced her sojourn with 44* in opposition to Tanzania, earlier than making 38 in opposition to hosts Uganda and 30 towards Rwanda, all at the Lugogo Ground. UAE then travelled to Namibia to compete in the four-team Capricorn Series, solely bettered with the aid of Theertha Satish in the runs column. Making two consecutive ratings of 30 to commence the competition, Egodage went on to make a half-century towards Uganda, ending off her prolific month.
Kelis Ndlovu (Zimbabwe)
While debuting for the senior crew earlier than her breakout inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup campaign, 17-year-old Ndlovu has long gone from power to electricity as an worldwide cricketer in April.
Traveling to Thailand for the ODI and T20I series, Ndlovu made a sturdy first-up look in the longer format, claiming 5/22 (9) at Terdthai Cricket Club in Bangkok.
Ndlovu nearly grew to become the tide for Zimbabwe in the 2d ODI, taking three wickets in speedy succession as Thailand stumbled from 100/0 to 104/3. Ndlovu completed with 3/17 as Thailand fell to 217 all out, even though the vacationers had been unable to attain the goal in reply.
Ndlovu claimed 2/19 (8) in the ultimate ODI, with her whole of 9 scalps, the most throughout each groups for the series. The starlet took the shape into the T20Is, taking a similarly 4 wickets at an financial system of 7.60, with wickets in all three outings. Her 2/28 (4) helped Zimbabwe to their one win on the tour, with efforts of 1/19 and 1/29 strengthening her case for this month’s accolade.