Two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 champions and an Indian fast-bowling veteran have made the shortlist for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023.

ICC Men’s Player of the Month nominees :

He also had an effect with the ball in the semi-final, stopping South Africa’s innings reconstruction and taking two vital wickets in Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen. This kept the Proteas to a manageable total, which Head once again guided to victory in a tight chase with a brilliant 62 from 48.

In Australia’s six-wicket victory against India in the final, he struck an incredible 137 from 120 balls. There was a point in Australia’s innings when they were down to 47/3 while chasing 241. But in the middle overs, Head held his composure and took off. There were fifteen fours and four sixes in his exceptional knock.

In the third Twenty20 international of the just finished five-match series, which India won 4-1, the batsman struck an 18-ball 35 in Australia’s five-wicket victory over India in addition to his ODI run.

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

In three ODI matches last month, Glenn Maxwell earned 204 runs at an average of 204 and two wickets at a strike rate of 152.23. During the series against India, he scored 116 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 207.14 in two Twenty20 Internationals.

Maxwell missed Australia’s Cricket World Cup match against England at the beginning of the month due to an accident while playing golf, but he made a spectacular comeback against Afghanistan.

With the ball, he got rid of Rahmat Shah, finishing at 1/55. Afghanistan’s 291/5 total, however, appeared unattainable following Australia’s decline from 43/1 to 91/7. After then, Maxwell assumed control and, in spite of excruciating cramps, struck an incredible 201 from 128 balls, one of the best knocks in ODI history. In the record innings, he smacked ten sixes and twenty one fours.

His two hundred was the second fastest double tonne in history and the first by an Australian in Men’s ODIs. Additionally, it was the first pursuit in which a double century was achieved. Additionally, this was the highest score received by a person ranked No. 6 or lower.

Later, he participated in the Twenty20 International versus India, and with an incredible hundred, he helped Australia win the third Twenty20 International at Guwahati. With eight fours and eight sixes in his 104* from just forty-eight balls. It aided in the pursuit of India’s 223.

Mohammed Shami (India)

November saw Mohammed Shami carry on his incredible World Cup run. At an economy rate of 5.68 and an average of 12.06, he claimed 15 wickets.

With 24 wickets from just seven innings, he emerged as the 2023 Cricket World Cup’s top wicket-taker overall.

Among his month-long highlights was a thrilling 5/18 at Wankhede versus Sri Lanka. When Shami arrived at the conclusion of the first Powerplay, Sri Lanka was already struggling in a chase of 358. In his five overs, he ran through their middle and lower order.

At Eden Gardens, a disciplined 2/18 contributed to the destruction of South Africa. But the quick bowler really showed his mettle against New Zealand in the semi-final.

Shami’s new ball effort rattled the Black Caps early on, especially after they had given up 397 in the first innings. But Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell held their ground and continued to pursue the hunt. Shami went on to strike five more times to secure an India victory as other bowlers for the country were unable to provide an answer. His 7/57 total is the highest return for an Indian bowler in One-Day Internationals.

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