Shaheen Afridi nominated for ICC men's player of the month

Shaheen Afridi bagged 11 wickets in the mega event

By Web Desk
December 06, 2022
Shaheen Afridi bowls during T20 World Cup 2022 - ICC

Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi was nominated for ICC men's player of the month [November] for his prominent performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022. 

Shaheen, who returned from knee injury, managed to take 11 wickets at an average of 14.09 and an economy rate of 6.15.

The left-arm pacer gained much-needed rhythm in a must-win group game against Bangladesh. He took four wickets to help Pakistan win the game and qualify for the semi-finals. 

Later on against New Zealand in the semi-final, Shaheen took two for 24 runs in his four overs. 

In the final, Shaheen got an injury while taking a catch off Shadab Khan's delivery and later walked off the ground in the second-last over. Pakistan lost the final to England who won their second T20 World Cup title. 

England's Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid also joined Shaheen as nominees for player of the month award. Buttler led England to semi-final triumph against India. 

The wicket-keeper batter smashed 80 off 49 as England beat India by 10 wickets. 

Adil, on the other hand, bagged four wickets in the mega. Most importantly his performance in knockout stage earned him nomination for the above-mentioned award.