Sikandar Raza named ICC men’s player of the month

Sikandar Raza named ICC men’s player of the month

ZIMBABWE national cricket team star Sikandar Raza has been named the International Cricket Council Men’s player of the month for August, after some outstanding performances during the month.

The Chevrons all-rounder had an unforgettable series against Bangladesh and India in Harare.

Raza struck two magnificent unbeaten centuries (135 not out and 117 not out) during the historic 2-1 series victory over Bangladesh, in the two occasions securing victory for his side in dramatic fashion when chasing big targets.

He scored another memorable century against India later in the month, albeit in defeat, continuing his sensational form shown throughout 2022.

In addition to his exploits at the crease, Raza also highlighted his bowling threat in the shorter format, taking seven wickets during the month.

In claiming the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award, the effervescent Raza becomes the first Zimbabwe male international to win the award, overcoming fellow nominees and leading all-rounders Mitchell Santner of New Zealand and England’s Ben Stokes who also starred during an action-packed month of men’s cricket.

Lady Chevrons bowler Loryn Phiri is the other Zimbabwe to ever win the award after she bagged the accolade last year in the ladies section.