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Nahida nominated for ICC Player of Month award

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 8 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nahida Akter has been nominated for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award, alongside Pakistan spinner Anam Amin and the West Indies all-rounder Haley Matthews following her vital contribution with the ball for November month against Zimbabwe and the other against Pakistan in Zimbabwe in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers - last month.

In the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Nahida was the best bowler, picking up 11 wickets in three matches at a remarkable average of 4.81. It also included a five-wicket haul in the second ODI, that helped Bangladesh bowl out the hosts for 72. She also had a strong start to the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021, picking the important wickets of Javeria Khan and Iram Javed in Bangladesh’s thrilling three-wicket victory over Pakistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan opener Abid Ali, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee and Australia opener David Warner have been nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award.

If Nahida wins the award, she will follow in the footsteps of Bangladesh cricketers Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan who previously claimed the honours earlier this year in May and August respectively.