Shakib’s contributions helped Bangladesh win the series against Zimbabwe in July 2021
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2021 for his stellar performance across all three formats of international cricket.
Shakib’s contributions helped Bangladesh win the series against Zimbabwe last month.
He scored 96 unbeaten runs as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by three wickets in the second ODI at Harare Sports Club.
With the ball in the three-match T20I series, Shakib took three wickets at an economy rate of seven to lead his country to series win against hosts Zimbabwe.
The star Bangladesh star cricketer is also the top men’s all-rounder in the MRF ICC Men’s T20 Rankings and is placed at No 5 in Test ranking as an all-rounder.
“It is very humbling to be voted ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2021. There have been many outstanding performances during the month and that is why this is special for me. I find most pleasure and satisfaction when I contribute to wins and therefore, I am very happy to have helped in Bangladesh’s successes over the last few weeks,” said Shakib reacting to his award.
Bangladesh in the almost month-long tour of Zimbabwe in July won the lone Test, the ODI series by 3-0 and the T20I series by 2-1.
The team continued their winning run, securing a 4-1 victory in the five-match T20I series at home against Australia this month.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was the first Bangladesh cricketer to grab the ICC award for the month of May 2021.
On the other hand, all-rounder and captain of the West Indies women's team Stafanie Taylor was deservingly voted the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for July 2021.
Taylor contributed with both bat and ball as she led her team to win the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan in July.
In the four ODIs against Pakistan, Taylor scored 175 runs with a strike rate of 79.18, and took three wickets with an economy rate of 3.72.
Taylor was also on top of the rankings for batters and all-rounders in the MRF ICC Women’s ODI Rankings earlier in July.
Fans vote every month for their favorite male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket as part of the ICC Player of the Month initiative by registering at www.icc-cricket.com/awards.