Buttler, Adil Rashid, Shaheen among nominees for ICC Player of the Month Award for November

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Buttler, Adil Rashid, Shaheen among nominees for ICC Player of the Month Award for November
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Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, star Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, and women's cricketers Gaby Lewis, Natthakan Chantham, and seasoned player Sidra Ameen have all been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for November 2022. These players helped England win the T20 World Cup.

Outstanding performances were delivered by the ICC Player of the Month nominees in international cricket in November 2022.

Nominees for Men's Player of the Month:

Jos Buttler (ENG)

Buttler displayed his entire toolbox of strokes in a sequence of dazzling performances at the top of England's batting order as his team went on to win the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

The England captain dominated the month's opening match against New Zealand, winning Player of the Match after scoring 73 runs off of only 47 balls as his team defeated them by 20 runs in Brisbane. When he and Alex Hales helped the team chase down the aim of 169 without losing during the semifinal match against India, he improved upon this achievement.

Alongside his crucial score of 26 in a tense final, Buttler also provided leadership on the field, ending up lifting the Trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Adil Rashid (ENG)

In the shortest format, Rashid has repeatedly shown that he is a world-class bowler, and his performance in November solidified his position as one of the outstanding players in England's arsenal. Despite playing in four T20Is throughout the month and only taking four wickets, his expert economy rate of 5.70 proved essential in limiting the opposition's runs in high-stakes games.

He won the Player of the Match award after going 1 for 16 in the final group game against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He then excelled in the Final, going 1 for 22 and winning the T20 World Cup trophy for his outstanding consistency.

Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)

Spearheading Pakistan's bowling attack in their surge to the Men's T20 World Cup final, Afridi once again proved a constant threat to opposing batters.

His standout figures came in the crucial match against Bangladesh at Adelaide, where his four for 22 ensured his side's passage to the knockout stages. He took ten wickets during the month at an exceptional average of 7.30. He was injured midway through the final, but he was still essential to keeping England in the game during the grand finale.

Nominees for Women's Player of the Month:

Sidra Ameen (PAK)

Ameen, who started for Pakistan in the ODI series against Ireland last month, scored 277 runs over the course of the three games in Lahore and was only dismissed once. She will be hoping to win her first ICC Player of the Month Award.

She was in fantastic form with the bat, scoring her highest score of 176 not out in the first ODI, followed by an unbeaten 91 from 93 balls as Pakistan defeated the tourists 3-0 in Lahore, earning her the Player of the Series award.

Natthakan Chantham (THA)

Chantham has been an important member of Thailand's team as they progress in international cricket, and her initial ODI performances for her nation highlighted her prowess as a top-tier hitter. After leading Thailand to a 4-0 series victory against the visiting Netherlands in Chiangmai, she was placed to the shortlist.

The Thailand opener registered her first century in this format in the opening game (102 from 135 balls), and she followed this up with two additional half-centuries in the victorious series. She scored 267 runs over the four matches.

Gaby Lewis (IRE)

Gaby Lewis, who represents Ireland, has been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Awards four times. Ireland responded well in the three T20Is that followed despite losing the ODI series to Pakistan.

Lewis' unbeaten 69 from 54 balls helped them win the first game, and he continued to shine as the opening batter in the final game as they won the historic series. She finished the memorable month with a stylish 71 from 46 to secure the victory and a Player of the Series award.

Notably, the three nominees for either category are shortlisted based on performances from the first to the last day of each calendar month. An independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world will now vote to decide the winners, which will be announced next week.