Babar Azam, Shadab Khan shortlisted for ICC Participant of the Month award


Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam (L) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Afghanistan´s Hashmatullah Shahidi (R) in the course of the third and closing one-day worldwide (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on August 26, 2023. — AFP

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and all-rounder Shadab Khan have been picked because the nominees for the ICC Participant of the Month award for August, alongside an explosive West Indies wicket-keeper.

Joined by Nicholas Pooran, Babar and Shadab’s show of sophistication and expertise throughout their latest performances has contributed to their nomination for the distinguished award.

Pakistan’s prolific right-hander Babar is aiming to turn out to be the primary males’s class cricketer to win three ICC Males’s Participant of the Month Awards after notching up 53 and 60 in the course of the three-match sequence victory over Afghanistan and a mammoth 151 in opposition to Nepal within the Asia Cup opener final month.

In the meantime, Shadab is nominated for the primary time within the Participant of the Month awards after impressing with bat and ball in August in opposition to Afghanistan and Nepal.

The leg-spinner claimed only one wicket within the first two matches in opposition to Afghanistan however he took 3-42 to safe the whitewash. He additionally bowled a great spell of 4-27 within the win in opposition to Nepal.

With 176 runs in 5 T20I outings in opposition to India which led to an essential 3-2 sequence victory, Pooran can be within the working for the award.

Pooran was named Participant of the Sequence and can be the primary nomination for the Islanders within the Males’s Participant of the Month awards since Gudakesh Motie was shortlisted in February 2023.

The shortlist for the ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month Award consists of three first-time nominees within the form of Ainna Hamizah Hashim from Malaysia, Arlene Kelly from Eire and Iris Zwilling from the Netherlands.

In line with the ICC, the three nominees for both class are shortlisted based mostly on performances from the primary to the final day of every calendar month. 

The shortlist is then voted on by the impartial ICC Voting Academy and followers around the globe. 

The ICC Voting Academy includes distinguished members of the cricket fraternity together with well-known journalists, former gamers, broadcasters and members of the ICC Corridor of Fame.

The Voting Academy submit their votes by e mail and maintain a 90 per cent share of the vote. 

Followers registered with the ICC can vote through the ICC web site, accounting for the remaining 10 per cent. Winners are introduced each second Monday of the month on ICC’s digital channels. 

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