Riding on some impressive performances in T20Is, Mohammad Rizwan has been named the ICC Men's Player of the Month for September. The Pakistan wicket-keeper batter, who is currently the No. 1 T20I batter in the world, pipped India's Axar Patel and Australia's Cameron Green to win the award.
Mohammad Rizwan was in stupendous form in September, churning out some sizzling performances in the shortest format of the game. He was shortlisted along with India’s spinning all-rounder Axar Patel and emerging Australian all-rounder Cameron Green for the ICC Player of the Month award for September. Eventually, the Pakistani wicket-keeper batter edged the duo to earn his maiden POTM honor.
Rizwan notched up seven fifties in the 10 games that he played last month. He started off with two 70+ scores against Hong Kong and India in the Asia Cup. He finished the tournament with yet another fifty and as the leading run-scorer but it was not enough for Pakistan to win the summit clash.
"I would like to thank Almighty Allah and express my heartfelt delight to all that enabled me to achieve this award. I want to give my high appreciation to all my teammates as they made things easy for me. These achievements boost your confidence. I am happy with my performance and I would like to take this momentum forward in Australia," Rizwan said in a statement after winning the award, released by ICC.
"I would like to dedicate this award to the people in Pakistan who are affected by the floods and climate change. Hopefully, this will bring smiles to their faces."
A top T20I batter has become the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for September 2022 🔥— ICC (@ICC) October 10, 2022