The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the three nominees for the Men’s Player of the Month award for November 2023. An Indian fast-bowling veteran Mohammed Shami and two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 champions have been shortlisted for the prestigious award.
The nominees for the Player of the Month award are the ODI World Cup finalists, India and Australia. Mohammed Shami, Travis Head, and Glenn Maxwell made crucial contributions to their respective cricket teams’ remarkable World Cup campaigns in the subcontinent.
Mohammed Shami Among Nominees For ICC Player Of The Month Award
Travis Head (Australia)
Travis Head made a remarkable comeback after a prolonged injury break, showcasing his batting prowess in November. The left-handed batter scored 220 runs in five ODIs with an impressive average of 44. The southpaw smashed a half-century and a century
The 29-year-old delivered stellar performances in the Cricket World Cup semi-final and final, including a match-winning 137 in the championship game against India. He also contributed with the ball in the semi-final encounter, claiming two important wickets.
Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Glenn Maxwell had a phenomenal performance in both ODIs and T20I matches this month. He scored 204 runs with an average of 204 and a strike rate of 152.23, including a double century against Afghanistan. He also contributed with the ball, bagging two wickets.
The swashbuckling all-rounder continued his brilliance in the T20I series against India, hitting a sensational unbeaten century (104*) in the third T20I. He equaled the record for the most hundreds in T20Is, following Australia’s last-ball victory in the T20I game in Guwahati.
Mohammed Shami (India)
Mohammed Shami continued his magnificent form from the World Cup, emerging as the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets at an average of 12.06 and an economy rate of 5.68. The pacer picked up a historic seven-wicket haul in the semi-final against New Zealand.
Shami concluded the marquee tournament with an impressive total of 24 wickets in seven innings. The pacer wasn’t part of the initial matches in the tournament but got an opportunity after vice-captain Hardik Pandya was ruled out of the event due to an ankle injury.