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Harmanpreet Kaur becomes India’s first winner of the ICC Player of the Month award

DUBAI, 10 October India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Monday was named ICC Women’s Player of the Month for September 2022.

She also became India’s first female ICC winner of the month, thanks to a leadership role in her team’s first ODI series win in England, 3-0, since 1999.

Harmanpreet claims her inaugural victory by defeating fellow countryman and deputy, Smriti Mandhana and Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana in the global vote held between representatives of the media, ICC Hall ofamers, former international players and fans registered at icc-cricket.com.

“It was great to be nominated for the award, and to win is a great feeling. To come out as a winner when she is nominated alongside Smriti and Nigar is so humble.” Receiving this honor, Harmanpreet said: “I have always been very proud to represent my country and achieve the historic win for the ODI series. In England it will remain a defining moment in my career.”

Despite not getting the desired number of runs and results in the T20I series in England at the start of the month, Harmanpreet was in definite condition during the subsequent ODI series which was followed by the Player of the Series award as the best running player with an average of 221 runs out of 221 and an average of 221 runs. Strike 103.27.

“Cricket is blessed with having some of the best athletes in the arena and being selected as theemale Player of the Month among them ICC is a special recognition for me as an individual and captain of the Indian cricket team,” added Harmanpreet, who is currently leading India in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Bangladesh.

She scored 221 points in the three games, and led her team to the finish line in the first game with 74 controls, before clinching the series for her team in style in the second game, scoring 143 undefeated, as well as her second – best hit in form, to achieve the first historic win in a series ODI for her team in England since 1999, and after that, a 3-0 streak sweep at Lords.

“Since taking the lead in all three formats, Harmanpreet has taken her game to another level.ormer Australian cricketer, ICC Hall ofame and voting committee member, Lisa Stalicar, said not only providing consistency but adding her usual fireworks at the end of innings.

– Jans

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