Asif Ali, Pakistan’s “finisher” has been voted as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Player of the Month for October 2021, after his game dominating exhibitions against New Zealand and Afghanistan a few days prior.
The batsman crushed 27 runs from 12 balls in Pakistan’s conflict with New Zealand, hitting three sixes when they made a difference the most.
In Pakistan’s next game against Afghanistan, the national team were indeed in a difficult situation, battling against Afghanistan’s twist wizard Rashid Khan.
Notwithstanding, in came Asif Ali once more, with the group requiring 24 runs off 12 balls. The finisher didn’t clasp under tension, hit the ball with a straight bat and hit four sixes to guarantee Pakistan’s triumph.
Altogether, he scored 52 runs without rout across three counterparts for Pakistan in October at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, scoring at a strike pace of 273.68.
ICC Voting Academy part Irfan Pathan said helping Pakistan win, particularly from the “jaws of rout” is the thing that makes Asif Ali uncommon.
“Despite the fact that he scored impressively not exactly other two assigned players, the commitment he made and the tension circumstances from where he grabbed the triumphs had a significant effect,” added Pathan.
From the ladies’ category, Irish captain Laura Delany packed away the Player of the Month for October grant.
Delany sparkled in Ireland’s 3-1 ODI series prevail upon Zimbabwe. The all-rounder intrigued with the bat and the ball, scoring 189 runs at 63, and taking four wickets at 27.
Delany posted scores of 88, 35 and 68 in her three innings, scoring at a strike pace of 108.62. In the solitary match where she was not needed with the bat, she actually contributed with the ball, taking 1/22.
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