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ICC Player of the Month: Mohammed Shami can get a big award, compete with two Australian cricketers

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ICC Player of the Month nominees: After the end of the ODI World Cup, another big announcement has been made by the ICC. Every month a player is given the Player of the Month award by the ICC. But before this three players are nominated for this. This time also the name of Team India player is included in it, but he will compete with two big players of Australia. The way Mohammed Shami has performed in the World Cup, there is a possibility of his winning, but it will not be so easy for him.

ICC released three names for Player of the Month

Apart from India’s Mohammed Shami, Australia’s Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell are also named for ICC Player of the Month. Travis Head played brilliantly in the World Cup semi-finals and then in the finals and played a big role in making his team the world champion. In November this year, he scored 220 runs in five ODIs at an average of 44, which included both a half-century and a century. His performance in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and final was commendable. He also won the Player of the Match award. In the semi-finals, he derailed South Africa’s train by taking two important wickets of Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Johnson. After this, while batting, Travis Head played a brilliant inning of 62 runs out of 48. In the final against Team India, he scored a brilliant 137 runs in 120 balls and helped Australia win the match by six wickets. Australia’s innings was faltering at one point and while chasing the target of 241 runs, three wickets had fallen for 47 runs. After this Head hit 15 fours and four sixes.

Maxwell’s claim also strong

The second Australian player nominated by the ICC is Glenn Maxwell. He scored 204 runs at an average of 204 with a strike rate of 152.23, also taking two wickets, in his three ODI matches in November. In the two T20Is in the series against India, he scored 116 runs at an impressive strike rate of 207.14. He single-handedly led victory against Afghanistan in the World Cup. At one time, Australia had lost its first wicket for 43 runs and then seven wickets for 91 runs. After this, the target of 291 seemed very big for the team, but Maxwell made it easy. He scored a brilliant 201 runs in 128 balls. He hit 21 fours and 10 sixes during the innings.

Mohammed Shami’s performance has been like this

India’s Mohammed Shami has also been nominated by the ICC. Mohammed Shami continued his excellent performance in the World Cup in November. He took 15 wickets at an average of 12.06 and economy rate of 5.68. In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, he took 24 wickets in just seven innings and also became the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He took five wickets for 18 runs against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After this, he also took two wickets for 18 runs against South Africa in Kolkata. In the final also, Mohammed Shami had taken one wicket in his name. It remains to be seen which of these three players is successful in winning this big ICC award.

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