ICC Men’s Player of the Month nominees for May revealed

Three outstanding batsmen have been nominated for the prestigious ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for their exceptional performances in May.

Babar Azam (Pakistan) showcased his leadership skills and batting prowess during Pakistan’s home ODI series against New Zealand. He played a pivotal role in his team’s 4-1 series victory, contributing significantly with the bat. Babar’s standout performances included a crucial knock of 54 off 62 balls in the second match, where Pakistan posted 287/6. He followed it up with a magnificent century, scoring 107 off 117 deliveries in the next game, helping his team reach 334/6 and clinch the series.


Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh) continued his impressive run in the ODI format, particularly against Ireland. Batting at the No.3 position, Najmul’s contributions were instrumental in Bangladesh’s success. He displayed his ability to chase big targets by smashing a breathtaking maiden century in just 83 balls during the second match. His knock of 117 off 93 deliveries, comprising 12 fours and three sixes, guided Bangladesh to a thrilling victory in the final over. Najmul also made significant contributions in match three, scoring 35 runs and picking up a wicket with his off-spin.

Harry Tector (Ireland) demonstrated his talent and resilience, despite Ireland’s disappointing end to their Super League campaign. In the second ODI against Bangladesh, Tector played a remarkable innings, smashing a career-best 140 off just 113 balls, including seven fours and an incredible 10 sixes. His exceptional performance helped Ireland post a competitive total of 319 runs. Despite the loss, Tector showcased his ability to turn the game around with his aggressive batting approach. He also contributed 45 runs in the third ODI against Bangladesh.