New Delhi. Indian-born American cricketer Jaskaran Malhotra was on Wednesday named among the 3 cricketers nominated for the ICC (International Cricket Council) Best Men’s Player for the month of September. Jaskaran had recently hit 6 consecutive sixes in the International ODI match and he is only the fourth player in the world to achieve this feat. Apart from Jaskaran, Bangladesh spinner Nasum Ahmed and Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane have also been nominated for the Best Men’s Cricketer of September. England captain Heather Knight, her compatriot Charlie Dean and South Africa’s Lizli Lee have been named ICC Women’s Player of the Month.
Born in Chandigarh and captained Himachal Pradesh at the Under-19 level, Malhotra, 31, hit six in an over during his unbeaten 173 against Papua New Guinea in a World Cup League 2 match in Oman on September 9. Sixes were hit. He has 261 runs to his name in six ODIs at an average of 87 and a strike rate of 104.40.
Nasum Ahmed showed his flair against the Kiwi team
Nasum Ahmed was Bangladesh’s star player in the home T20 International series against New Zealand. The Kiwi batsmen surrendered in front of Nasum’s exact line-length. He took eight wickets in this series, with his performance in the fourth match at four for 10. Thanks to this performance, the hosts defeated New Zealand by a margin of 3-2.
Talking about Sandeep Lamichhane, this leg-spinner has impressed everyone with his bowling in his short career so far. His impressive performance continued in the month of September as well in which he was the best bowler in the World Cup League 2. In 6 ODIs, he took 18 wickets and he grabbed everyone’s attention by taking six wickets for 11 runs against Papua New Guinea.
Clash between Charlie Dean, Heather Knight and Lizley Lee
Among women, Charlie Dean was the leading wicket-taker in the home ODI series against New Zealand. He took 10 wickets. With this England won the series 4–1. England captain Heather Knight did well with both the ball and the bat. He added 214 runs in which he scored 89 and 101 runs in the first and fourth ODI respectively. He also took three wickets. Lijli Lee was the top scorer in the ODI series against West Indies on Caribbean soil with 248 runs.