ICC Player of the Month awards for March
The ICC has revealed the winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for March 2023, with Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh being named as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month, while Henriette Ishimwe from Rwanda was selected as the ICC Women’s Player of the Month. This is Shakib’s second time winning the Player of the Month award, with his first win being in July 2021.
ICC Men’s Player of the Month, March 2023 – Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan, an experienced all-rounder, has been awarded the prestigious ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for March 2023 due to his outstanding performances. He beat out tough competition from Asif Khan of UAE and Kane Williamson of New Zealand. Shakib was a bright spot for Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series against England, where he emerged as the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker for the team. In Bangladesh’s only victory in the series, he scored 75 runs off 71 balls and took four wickets to earn the Player of the Match award in the hosts’ 50-run win.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month, March 2023 – Henriette Ishimwe
ICC has announced Rwanda’s Henriette Ishimwe as the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for March 2023. Ishimwe outperformed other strong contenders, including Sibona Jimmy and Ravini Oa from PNG, to clinch the award. Ishimwe, who is just 19 years old, has already played almost 50 T20Is for Rwanda and showcased her all-round skills in March. She began the Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s International Twenty20 Tournament with a splendid performance, contributing with both bat and ball against Ghana. After scoring a quick 32 off 22 balls, she took four wickets for just four runs to help Rwanda limit Ghana to 41 runs.
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