Nepal leg-spinner Lamichhane named ICC Player of the Month for September

KATHMANDU: Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and England skipper Heather Knight have been named the ICC Player of the Month for September.

Lamichhane beat left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed of Bangladesh and United States batsman Jaskaran Malhotra to become the ICC Player of the Month for September.

Lamichhane was nominated for the ICC Players of the Month for September for his excellent performance in the triangular series in Oman.

England captain Heather Knight was voted the Women’s Player of the Month, beating her strong contentors Charlie Dean and South Africa’s Lizelle Lee.

Knight had played an instrumental role to thrash New Zealand during the ODI series in England.

She scored 214 runs at an average of 42.80 and was also tidy with the ball, scalping three wickets at an economy of 4.66.

Her two classy showings with the bat came in the first and the fourth ODIs. She played an innings of 89 in the first match while notching up a magnificent century in the fourth contest, with a knock of 101. As the captain, her tactical decisions were also on point, as England won the five-match series 4-1.

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