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- Fakhar Zaman becomes ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April after stellar performances in Pakistan’s ODI series against New Zealand.
- Zaman’s two match-winning centuries and record-breaking feats earn him the prestigious award.
- Thailand’s Naruemol Chaiwai clinches ICC Women’s Player of the Month for her contributions in the historic series win against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan’s opener Fakhar Zaman received the prestigious ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for April, becoming the first Pakistani player to win the accolade since Sidra Ameen in November 2022. Zaman’s outstanding performance included two match-winning centuries during Pakistan’s victorious ODI series against New Zealand.
Expressing his gratitude, Zaman said, “It is truly an honor for me to be named ICC Player of the Month for April. This month has been one of the highlights of my career, and it was an amazing feeling to play in front of my own people in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi.” The left-hander also mentioned his determination to maintain the momentum leading up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and make Pakistani cricket fans proud with his performances.
Zaman’s remarkable achievements didn’t stop there. He became only the 12th batter ever and the fourth Pakistani, following in the footsteps of Saeed Anwar, Zaheer Abbas, and Babar Azam (twice), to score three consecutive ODI centuries. Additionally, he claimed the title of the fastest Asian batter to reach 3,000 runs in ODI history, accomplishing the feat in just 67 innings, surpassing the previous record set by Babar Azam (68 innings).
In the men’s category, the other nominees were Prabath Jayasuriya from Sri Lanka and Mark Chapman from New Zealand.
Fakhar Zaman Named ICC Men’s Player of the Month, Thailand’s Naruemol Chaiwai Wins Women’s Award
Meanwhile, Thailand’s skipper Naruemol Chaiwai secured the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award. Chaiwai’s exceptional performances, including two unbeaten half-centuries, played a pivotal role in Thailand’s historic 3-0 series win against Zimbabwe. Delighted with the recognition, Chaiwai expressed her humility and pride, acknowledging the significance of the series in cementing their progression in the ODI arena.
Chaiwai extended her gratitude to her family, friends, and supporters around the world for their recognition and support. The award serves as motivation for her and the Thai cricket team to continue their progress in the world of cricket.
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