Kathmandu, October 11
Nepal’s cricket superstar Sandeep Lamichhane has won the title of the ICC Player of the Month for September 2021.
“Lamichhane had a stellar month, coming up with some staggering performances during the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. He played six ODIs, scalping 18 wickets at an average of 7.38 and an economy of 3.17 and was the stand-out bowler during the tournament,” the international cricket governing body says on Monday.
Lamichhane beat Bangladesh left-arm orthodox Nasum Ahmed and USA’s hard-hitting batter Jaskaran Malhotra — who themselves delivered some scintillating performances in the month, says the ICC.
The International Cricket Council awards one player in the men’s category and another in the women’s category the title every month based on votes by former players, journalists and broadcasters, as well as cricket fans from around the world who are invited to vote on ICC’s channels.
The ICC began awarding the title from January this year only.