Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar has earned the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for October 2022 following some fantastic all-rounder performances in recent matches.
Dar delivered some fantastic performances in the Women’s Asia Cup in October. In the tournament, she scored 145 runs in five innings at an average of 72.50, with a half-century under her belt. She also took eight wickets at an average of 14.87.
It was her performance against arch-rivals India that were a major highlight. She scored 56 runs and took 2/23 with the ball to guide Pakistan to a win. Her performances helped her side reach the semifinal, where they lost to Sri Lanka by one run.
Expressing her happiness at winning the award, Dar was quoted as saying by ICC, “It was great to be nominated for the award, and to win it is very special to me. I wish we could have won the Women’s Asia Cup, but I am happy that we as a team are performing, and the recent series win against Ireland at home shows the commitment the girls are putting into their game. I take great pride in representing my country and my aim is to contribute to my team winning as much as I can.”
Meanwhile, India’s star batter Virat Kohli has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October 2022 after some outstanding performances in the shortest format of the game. Indian batter Jemimah Rodrigues and all-rounder Deepti Sharma were also nominated for the award but the Pakistani veteran emerged as the winner over these two Indian stars.