This amazing indian pacer makes his place in “ICC Men’s Player of the Month nominees ” for November 2023.

“ICC Men’s Player of the Month nominees “

ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023 has shortlisted three players which includes two champions from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 , one is the all rounder and the other is the left handed opening batsman and third one is a seasoned Indian fast-bowler who just make a big show in world cup with his impressive bowling .

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Travis Head (Australia)

Australia’s batting star, Travis Head, made a amazing return to the cricket scene in October after a lengthy injury break. His comeback was nothing short of spectacular as he smashed a brilliant hundred against New Zealand, showcasing his top-notch form that continued throughout November.

During this month, Head accumulated a total of 220 runs in five ICC One Day Internationals (ODIs), boasting an impressive average of 44. This included not only a half-century but also a century, underlining his consistency and dominance with the bat. His standout performances in the Cricket World Cup semi-final and final were particularly noteworthy, earning him the Player of the Match awards.

Head played a crucial role in Australia securing their sixth Cricket World Cup trophy, leaving an indelible mark with his exceptional skills and impactful contributions in key matches. His remarkable performances have not only marked his return but have also solidified his position as a vital asset to the Australian cricket team.

Travis Head helps lifts the trophy | Innings moments | CWC23

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Travis Head not only dazzled with the bat but also left his mark with a crucial bowling performance in the semi-final. He disrupted South Africa’s innings by taking two important wickets – Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen. This pivotal contribution played a key role in limiting the Proteas to a manageable total. In the tense chase that followed, Head once again shone, leading the charge with an impressive 62 from 48 balls.

The final against India witnessed another stellar performance from Head. Facing adversity as Australia found themselves at 47/3 while chasing a target of 241, Head showcased his resilience. He went on to play a spectacular innings, scoring a brilliant 137 from 120 balls, steering Australia to a six-wicket victory. His innings was a true spectacle, featuring 15 fours and four sixes, turning the game in Australia’s favor during the critical middle overs. Head’s composure under pressure and outstanding batting display proved instrumental in Australia clinching the victory and securing the coveted trophy.

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Glenn Maxwell had a fantastic run last month, scoring a total of 204 runs in three One Day Internationals (ODIs) with an extraordinary average of 204 and an impressive strike rate of 152.23. Additionally, he showcased his all-round prowess by taking two wickets in the ODIs. In the two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against India, Maxwell continued his stellar form, making 116 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 207.14.

Despite a golfing mishap causing him to miss Australia’s match against England at the Cricket World Cup earlier in the month, Maxwell made a triumphant return against Afghanistan. His impactful contributions with both bat and ball highlighted his versatility and marked him as a key player for the Australian team.

Maxwell smashed brilliant double hundred | CWC23

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In a remarkable display, Glenn Maxwell showcased his all-around brilliance in a match against Afghanistan. Despite Australia facing a daunting task with Afghanistan posting 291/5, Maxwell, after dismissing Rahmat Shah with the ball (finishing with figures of 1/55), took the helm of the Australian innings. The team had slipped to a precarious 91/7 from 43/1, but Maxwell, battling severe cramps, played a stellar innings, scoring a splendid 201 from just 128 balls – now considered one of the greatest One Day International (ODI) knocks. His record-breaking performance included an incredible 21 fours and 10 sixes.

Maxwell’s double hundred was historic, marking the first by an Australian in Men’s ODIs and the second-fastest double century ever recorded. Notably, it was the first time a double century was achieved in a chase, and it also became the highest score by a batsman coming in at No.6 or lower.

Continuing his excellent form, Maxwell also featured in the T20I series against India. In the third T20I in Guwahati, he played a pivotal role in Australia’s victory with a sensational hundred. His unbeaten 104 came off just 48 balls, including eight fours and eight sixes, contributing significantly to the successful chase of India’s formidable target of 223. Maxwell’s outstanding performances showcased his ability to shine in different formats of the game.

Mohammed Shami (India)

Mohammed Shami had an amazing performance in the World Cup that stretched into November. He managed to take 15 wickets with an average of 12.06 and an economy rate of 5.68.

In the end, he emerged as the top wicket-taker of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, securing a total of 24 wickets in just seven innings.

Shami locks his career-best bowling figures | CWC23

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During the month, Mohammed Shami delivered some standout performances that left cricket fans in awe. One of the highlights was his remarkable 5/18 against Sri Lanka at Wankhede. Sri Lanka was already feeling the pressure in a challenging chase of 358, and Shami’s entry at the end of the first Powerplay sealed their fate. He tore through their middle and lower order in just five overs.

In another disciplined display, Shami’s 2/18 contributed to the demolition of South Africa at Eden Gardens. However, it was in the semi-final against New Zealand that the fast bowler truly shone.

Despite New Zealand posting a formidable 397 in the first innings, Shami’s early strikes with the new ball created ripples. Although Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson put up a strong resistance, Shami came back to dismiss them and secure the win for India. His exceptional performance yielded 7/57, marking the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler in ODIs.

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