Nahida nominated for ICC Player of the Month award

BSS, Dhaka :
Nahida Akhter became the first Bangladeshi female cricketer to be nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award for his excellent performance in November.
During that period Bangladesh played a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021. Nahid impeccably rose on both occasions to give the country a reason to exalt.
The left-arm spinner Nahida grabbed 13 wickets in four ODIs during the period at an economy rate of 2.22. 11 of those wickets came as Bangladesh claimed a 3-0 series victory in Zimbabwe, including figures of five for 21 in the third match in Bulawayo. The spinner’s remaining two wickets came in a memorable victory over Pakistan in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 in Harare.
Before the tournament was cancelled due to the new spread of new variant of coronavirus in South Africa, Bangladesh won two out of three matches and topped their group. As the tournament was cancelled, Bangladesh qualified for the ODI World Cup for the first time in their history on the basis of rankings.
Earlier, for Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim won the award while Nasum Ahmed was nominated but could grab it.
Openers David Warner of Australia and Abid Ali of Pakistan have been shortlisted in the men’s category for the ICC Player of the Month awards along with New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee, the ICC announced today.
Left-arm spinner Anam Amin of Pakistan and West Indies all-rounder Haley Matthews are nominated alongside Nahida for women’s award.