Sikandar win the ICC Men’s Player of Month Award 2022

Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza beat New Zealand each- rounder Mitchell Santner and England star Ben Stokes to claim the yearly award for August, with the 36- time-old scoring three ODI centuries during the month alone.

Sikandar Raza has created history by getting the first Zimbabwe player to win the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award.

It means Raza joins an outstanding group of players to have won the ICC monthly ding and becomes the first from Zimbabwe to do so.

Understandably, Raza was over the moon to add the award to his ever- perfecting justice capsule.

” I am incredibly lowered and fete to have won the player of the month award from the ICC – further humbling that I ’m the first Zimbabwean to ever win such an award,” Raza said.

” I would like to thank everybody who has been in the changeroom with me over the once three to four months – that goes out to the specialized staff and to the players. Without you guys this would not have been possible.

” Incipiently, I would like to take this occasion to thank all the suckers in Zimbabwe and overseas for all your prayers, for all yourwishes.they were well entered and I ’m ever thankful.”

Raza’s three centuries for the month came against world- class attacks, with the right- hander’s unbeaten 135 against Bangladesh at the launch of the month arguably the pick of the bunch.

Zimbabwe were in trouble at62/3 chasing 304 for the palm when Raza and platoon- mate Innocent Kaia put together a massive 192- run stage for the fourth gate.

Raza was the raider of the two and maundered right over until the end, remaining unbeaten on 135 from just 109 balls as Zimbabwe scripted a memorable palm over the Barracuda.

In the coming match, the hosts were in dire woe yet again at49/4 chasing 292 when Raza formerly again pulled off the deliverance act. This time, it was Regis Chakabva who kept him company.

Yet again, Raza( 117 * off 127 balls) maundered through right up until the end to companion his side to the alternate palm in a row as Zimbabwe took an untouchable lead in the series.

He was also Zimbabwe’s star with the ball and despite brushing the delicate overs in the death, ended up with emotional numbers of3/56 from his 10 overs.

Raza nearly pulled it off in the final ODI against India as well but unlike the former occasions, set up little support from the other end. Chasing 290, he was at the crinkle until the penultimate over. The 95- ball 115 went in vain as India held their whim-whams in the final stages to complete a color.

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