The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins, Pakistan captain Babar Azam and West Indies captain Craig Brathwaite have been named for the ICC Men’s Player-of-the-Month award for March 2022.
Cummins earned his name in the nomination after leading his team to a 1–0 Test series victory against Pakistan and was instrumental in their victory, going on to be the leading wicket-taker in the Benaud-Qadir Trophy with a total of 12 wickets. For. ,
He was also voted Player of the Match for his bowling figures of 5/56 and 3/23 in the final Test, helping Australia win the third Test in Lahore, as well as the three-match series.
Azam finds his name in the nominations for being the third highest run-scorer in the Benaud-Qadir Trophy. In his five innings in the Test series, he scored 390 runs at an average of 78, including two half-centuries and a century, which was a match-saving 196 in the second innings of the second Test at Karachi.
He continued his excellent performance in the ODI series in Lahore, playing important innings in the first two matches. In the first ODI, he scored 57 runs, though Pakistan lost by 88 runs.
But Azam turned the table with a brilliant 118 to give Pakistan a thrilling six-wicket win in the second match.
Away from Pakistan, in the Caribbean, Brathwaite played a key role in West Indies’ recent 1-0 Test series win at home against England.
With 341 runs in six innings at an average of 85.25, Brathwaite was the highest run-scorer in the Richards-Botham Trophy.
He scored two half-centuries in his six innings, including 160 in the second Test in Barbados. Subsequently, Brathwaite was adjudged the Player of the Series for his outstanding performance with the bat.