Babar Azam wins ICC Player of the Month Award for March 2022

DUBAI: Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has won the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month Award for the month of March, here on Monday.

Babar, who scored two back to back centuries and a fifty in the recently concluded home ODI series against Australia has been voted as the best player of the month of March. He scored 276 runs at an average of 138 including two centuries and a fifty.

The right-handed batter also played an exceptional match-saving knock against Australia in Karachi Test; scoring 194 runs in the fourth innings. He scored 390 runs at an average of 78 including two half-centuries and a century in the historic Test series against the Aussies.

The Pakistani skipper bagged the award leaving behind his Australian and West Indian counterparts – Pat Cummins and Kraigg Brathwaite.

The 27-years-old captain has also become the first player to win the Player of the month award on two occasions.

Australia’s Rachael Haynes won the title in the women’s category, beating England’s Sophie Ecclestone and South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt.

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