07 November 2023, 08:15 pm
Bangladesh is playing a series against Pakistan at home. Meanwhile, Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team has won the T20 series. Where Tigress spinner Nahida Akhtar has contributed greatly with frugal bowling and wickets. After that, the series best Nahida was nominated as the ICC player of the month for October. Emilia Carr of New Zealand and Hayley Mathews of West Indies are competing with her in the race to be the best.
Today (Tuesday) the highest governing body of world cricket ICC announced this list. Where Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, South African opener Quinton de Kock and New Zealand spin all-rounder Rachin Ravindra are in the race to be the best in men’s cricket.
De Kock, Ravindra and Bumrah are playing great in the ongoing World Cup in India. De Kock and Ravindra are batting well in the current season. De Kock, the top run-scorer, has so far scored 550 runs with four centuries. Ravindra scored 523 runs for the Kiwis. Along with three centuries, he also got 3 wickets. Bumrah, who has returned from injury, has shown great form in recent times. After the Asia Cup, the Indian pacer is also on fire in the World Cup. He took 15 wickets in 8 World Cup matches. Although there are five more bowlers ahead of him in the list of wicket takers.
Nahida took 8 wickets in Bangladesh’s 2-1 win against Pakistan in the T20 series. In the first match, he took 5 wickets for only 8 runs and set the best bowling record for Bangladesh in T20. A further 3 wickets in the next two matches earned him a second Massera nomination. Earlier, she got this nomination for the first time in November 2021 but lost to Hayley Matthews.
On the other hand, Mathews batted brilliantly in the T20 series on the tour of Australia in October. After being unbeaten on 99 runs in the first match, he played a match-winning innings of 132 runs in the second. He scored 79 runs in the last match as well. Besides, Mathews also got 3 wickets with the ball. New Zealand’s Emilia Carr shines with the bat-ball during the tour of South Africa. Besides playing innings of 70 and 61 runs, Emilia took 1 wicket.