The International Cricket Council today announced the three nominees for November’s Player of the Month. Sidra Ameen of Pakistan, Gaby Lewis of Ireland, and Natthakan Chantam of Thailand are the three players who have been nominated for the honour.
The trio of Sidra Ameen, Gaby Lewis, and Natthakan Chantam had a prolific month, scoring heavily for their respective sides and in the process, helping them register some good wins.
ICC Player of the Month Winners List for 2022
|February||Amelia Kerr||New Zealand|
|June||Marizanne Kapp||South Africa|
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Sidra Ameen – Pakistan
Pakistani opener Sidra Ameen had been rewarded for her sensational batting in the home series against Ireland in which she made 277 runs in 3 outings. In the first ODI in Lahore, she made 176 runs and was involved in a massive opening stand with fellow opener Muneeba Ali. Her knock helped Pakistan post 335 on the board, a score which proved to be too high for the Irish to chase.
She backed up her daddy hundred from the first game with a knock worth 91 runs in the second game. Her performance ensured that her side chased down a total of 194 without breaking a sweat. Ameen also ended the series with the highest strike rate, further proving her dominance.
Gaby Lewis – Ireland
The second nominee for the month of November, Gaby Lewis had a brilliant month herself. The Irish opener shone in the three-match T20 series against Pakistan, compiling two half-centuries, both coming in winning causes. In the first game, she made 69 runs to help Ireland chase down Pakistan’s score of 135. In the third and final T20, with the series square at one apiece, Lewis produced yet another sensational effort, making 71 runs to set up a memorable win for her team. Lewis’ efforts helped Ireland achieve a historic series win by a 2-1 margin. Her runs came at a very healthy strike rate of almost 131.
Natthakan Chantam – Thailand
The third nominee, Thailand’s Natthakan Chantam is also an opener and her performances in the white ball games against Netherlands helped her achieve the feat. Chantam had a magnificent ODI series, racking up 267 runs in 4 games. She smashed a century in the opening game of the series, keeping her cool while wickets fell at the other end. She batted for close to 47 overs on the day. She continued to stamp her authority in the series, with scores of 42, 55 and 68 in the following games. Her consistent run ensured a 4-0 clean sweep for the hosts. She showed glimpses of her dominant form in the T20I series as well, ensuring that her side won all but one game across the two formats.
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