ICC announces Nominees for the Men’s player of the month award of May month

Vishwajeet Parasar
Vishwajeet Parasar June 7, 2022
Updated 2022/06/08 at 2:49 PM
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Nominees for ICC Men's player of the month award of May month

ICC has announced the Nominees for Men’s player of the month award of May month. The names consist of two Sri Lankan players, all-rounder Angelo Mathews & bowler Asitha Fernando and other one is Bangladeshi batter & wicketkeeper Mushifiqur Rahim. This list is the result of two match test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which took place from May 15 to May 19 and May 23 to May 27 respectively. First test match was a draw and Sri Lanka won the 2nd test resulting the series win.

With two magnificent centuries against Bangladesh, Angelo Mathews scored 344 runs in total having staggering average of 172. He scored 199 runs in the first innings of first test match and 145 not out in the 1st innings of 2nd test match. For his terrific display of batting, he was Player of the match in the first test and then player of the series.

Mathew’s teammate and Sri Lankan bowler Asitha Fernando is the other nominee for his brilliant bowling against the Bangladesh tigers. Asitha took 13 wickets with pretty amazing average of 16.61 in just 3 innings. In the 2nd innings of first test match he took 3 wickets. In the first innings of 2nd test he got out 4 Bangadeshi batters and in the 2nd inning he finally got his fifer and bagged 6 wickets in that inning. With total of 10 wickets he was selected as Player of the Match in the 2nd test.

Experienced batter and wicket keeper of Bangladesh, Mushifiqur Rahim is the 3rd nominee selected by ICC. Rahim was not much behind of Mathews in brilliant batting display in the test match series. Rahim scored total of 303 runs against Sri Lankans in 3 innings with superb average of 151.50. Rahim showed his class and experience by scoring 105 in the first innings of the first test and 175 not out in the 1st innings of the 2nd test. Most of the Bangladesh batter struggled in the both test match whereas Rahim presented a batting masterclass against the Lankans.

It will tough to select the best one of these because of the amazing performances they have put. You can to the ICC site and vote to your Player of the month.

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