The world's top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been shortlisted for the ICC Player of the Month award for July. Shakib Al Hasan was awarded Man of the Series for his outstanding performance in the recently ended T20I series against Australia. However, his performance in the Australia series will not be counted because the award will be granted based on July's performance. The other two nominees are Australia's Mitchell Marsh and West Indian leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. In this article, we discussed why Shakib Al Hasan is the favourite to win the ICC Player of the Month award for July?
Who are the nominees for the ICC Player of the Month award for July?
Shakib Al Hasan, Mitchell Marsh, and Hayden Walsh Jr. were all nominated and performed well for their respective countries in July. As a result, they are deserving of this recognition. Let's take a look at how they fared in the month of July.
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Test: 1 | Runs: 3 | Wkts: 5 | BBI: 4/82 | Econ: 2.10
ODI:3 | Runs: 145 | Ave: 72.50 | HS: 96* | Wkts: 8 | BBI: 5/30| Ave: 14.75
T20I: 3| Runs: 37 | Wkts: 3 | BBI: 1/24 | Econ: 7.57
Shakib Al Hasan was excellent with the ball during the Zimbabwe trip. He took 16 wickets in eight innings across all formats. Shakib's best bowling figures on the tour (5/30) came in the One-Day International series. He also had several crucial innings, including a 96-run knock in the second ODI, which helped Bangladesh clinch the series with a game in hand.
Shakib Al Hasan took 5 wickets in the Test series, helping Bangladesh win their first-ever Test series in Zimbabwe. The world's best all-rounder failed with the bat during the Twenty20 International series. He was crucial with the ball, picking up three wickets at an economy rate of 7.57.
Shakib Al Hasan was awarded Player of the Series in the ODI format, and his impact on the Zimbabwe tour was undeniable. That's why the ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the favourite to win the ICC Player of the Month award for July.