Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Australian women’s wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy were on Monday voted the ICC (International Cricket Council) best cricketer ICC player of the month for their outstanding performance in April. Azam has consistently performed well in all formats in the recently concluded series against South Africa. He was chosen as the winner of the month of April by fans and the ICC Voting Academy.
In the third ODI against South Africa, he scored 13 ratings points in a 82-ball 94-run match-winning innings, which helped him reach a career-best 865 points. He scored a 59-ball 122 in the third match of the T20 series against the same team, which Pakistan successfully chased a big target.
In a release issued here, ICC Voting Academy member Rameez Raja said, “In limited-overs cricketer, batsmen play in two ways. The first method is to fly the bowling with strength and stamina and the second way is to bat like Babar Azam in which great artistic shots are shot with ease. He was entitled to this award. “
Healy, meanwhile, performed brilliantly in the limited-overs series against New Zealand. He scored 155 runs in three ODIs at an average of 51.66 and a strike rate of 98.72. His performance helped Australia reach its 24-match record of winning the most ODI matches in a row.
ICC Voting Academy member Ian Bishop said, “Healy deserves to be named the ICC’s best player for the month of April.” With Australia’s great batting, Australia managed to score big in all three matches and chase the target. “