Pakistan wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan has been named the ICC player of the month for September 2022, on Monday.
Rizwan came out on top as he beat India’s Axar Patel and emerging Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, who were the other two nominates for the award.
The 30-year-old expressed his delight over winning the prestigious award and dedicated his achievement to the flood victims of the country.
“I would like to dedicate this award to the people in Pakistan who are affected by the floods and climate change. Hopefully this will bring smiles on their faces,” said Rizwan as quoted by ICC.
Rizwan is currently the No.1 ranked T20I batter and had an exceptional run with the bat in the previous month.
Rizwan scored seven fifties in the 10 matches that he played in the last month. He blasted with 70+ knocks twice in the Asia Cup against Hong Kong and India and finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer with 281 runs in six matches including three fifties.
He also remained the top-scorer of the recently concluded home series against England with 316 runs as he scored four half-centuries in matches that he played.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing tri-series involving Pakistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh, Rizwan has so far accumulated 82 runs, including a blistering knock of 78 off 50 against Bangladesh on Friday.