Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh has been nominated for the International Cricket Council’s player of the month award in May for his stellar performance in the month.
Mushfiq played one Test and three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka in May. He scored 237 runs in three ODIs, including 125 in the second ODI, helping Bangladesh win their first ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Hasan Ali of Pakistan and Praveen Jayawickrama of Sri Lanka are the two other nominees.
In the month of May, Hasan Ali of Pakistan played two Tests against Zimbabwe where he took a total of 14 wickets.
From Sri Lanka’s camp, debutant Jayawickrama played one Test against Bangladesh, where he took a total of 11 wickets at 16.11.
He bowled Sri Lanka to victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with the best match figures by any Sri Lankan bowler on Test debut.
ICC in January announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards to recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
Mushfiq is the first Bangladeshi player to be nominated for the award since its introduction.
A select group of journalists and former cricketers will act as a jury to pick the winner from the shortlisted nominees.