Women's POTM Sep 2022

ICC Women's Player of the Month nominees for September 2022 announced

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Three Asian Superstars have made the shortlist for the ICC Women's Player of the Month Award for September 2022.

Harmanpreet Kaur (India)

Harmanpreet Kaur had a memorable month not just as a batter but also as the captain of the Indian team, leading India to a 3-0 ODI whitewash over England. This was India's first series win in England since 1999.

Harmanpreet led by example during the series and finished as the highest run-getter with 221 runs at an average of 221 and a strike rate of 103.27. She played the role of the finisher to perfection in the first two games.

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Harmanpreet Kaur’s journey to the summit | CWC22

In the first ODI, her well-paced innings of 74* guided India to a win chasing 228. She followed that up with a splendid 143* off just 111 balls in the second ODI, her second-highest score in the 50-over format. 

Prior to the ODI series, she had an underwhelming T20I series though she did help India get across the line with a 22-ball 29* in their only win of the series.

Women's nominees
Women's nominees

Smriti Mandhana (India)

The captain of the Indian team was well-supported by the vice-captain on the tour of England with Smriti Mandhana scoring consistently in both the white-ball series.

An ICC 100% Cricket Superstar, Mandhana was the Player of the Match in India's only win in the T20I series with a blistering 79* off 53 balls that blew England away in the second game. She was the highest run-scorer for India in the series with 111 runs at an average of 55.50 while striking at 137.03.

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The 26-year-old carried her form over to the ODI series as well, finishing behind Harmanpreet as the second highest run-getter with 181 runs with two scores of 50+. She was unfortunate to miss out on a hundred in the first game of the series, falling short by just nine runs.

In the final game where India only managed to get 169, she was one of the three batters to hit double digits on the day with a patient fifty that helped her side through troubled waters early on.

Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh finished as Champions of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 in the UAE and captain Nigar Sultana had a crucial role to play in it, both as a leader and a batter.

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In the opening game, her 53-ball 67 helped Bangladesh post a defendable total of 143, which eventually proved to be 14 runs too many for Ireland. She top-scored her team in the modest chase of 78 against Scotland and followed it up with an unbeaten 56 off 40 against USA.

Though her form dipped in the knockout stage, she still finished as the second-highest run-getter in the tournament with 180 runs in five games while averaging 45 and a strike-rate of 105.26.

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