Dubai. Pakistan’s attacking batsman Asif Ali, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Namibia’s David Wiese were nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award for October. Is. In the women’s category, Ireland’s all-rounder Laura Delany and batsman Gary Lewis along with Zimbabwe captain and all-rounder Marie Ann Musonda have received nominations. Asir is in the race for the prize by scoring just 52 runs.
Asif Ali played an important role in the wins against New Zealand and Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2021. He scored 27 runs in 12 balls against New Zealand and hit four sixes in the 19th over in the next match against Afghanistan. Shakib Al Asan played 6 T20 matches last month, but he has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injury. He scored 131 runs at an average of 109.16 and also took 11 wickets. Namibian all-rounder Vise scored 162 runs in 8 T20 matches and took seven wickets. Namibia managed to make it to the Super-12 round with their excellent performance.
Team record in the semi-finals for the 5th time
Pakistan’s team (PCB) has reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup for the record 5th time. No other team has been able to do this. The team has won all the 4 matches played so far in the Super-12 round. Asif got a chance to bat in 2 out of 4 matches. He has scored 52 runs in 19 balls. Has hit a four and 7 sixes. That is, he has scored 46 runs only from the boundary. Against Afghanistan, the team had to score 24 runs to win in the last 2 overs. Asif gave the team a thrilling victory by hitting 4 sixes in 6 balls of the 19th over.
Pakistan’s team has won the T20 World Cup title for the only time in 2009. But the performance of the team in the current season has been very good. Captain Babar Azam has played half-century in 3 out of 4 matches. For this reason, the team is being considered as a contender this time too.